Media Relations

St. Louis Area Experts Guide

If you need answers from an expert, University of Missouri Extension can help!  MU Extension field faculty members have earned a master's degree or higher. Our faculty can help you — whether you have questions on a topic, need direction on a subject you know little about, or want to arrange an interview, you may contact any faculty member listed below. Or contact Dwayne T. James, St. Louis county program director, at 314-400-7391.

Experts by program area


Natural Resources

  • Justin Keay, Horticulture Specialist,314-400-7388, Justin
  • Member of the STLCC-Meramec Horticulture Department Advisory Board, Member of the St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, Member of the St. Louis Science Center GROW Exhibit Advisory Committee, Advisor to St. Louis Master Gardener Advisory Committee, and Advisor to the Great Rivers Chapter Master Naturalist Advisory Board

Business Development

  • Donald Robertson, Business Development Specialist, 314-400-7378,
    Special expertise: Working with women-owned businesses, social media marketing for small businesses, financial management, working with start-up businesses, assisting businesses in securing capital for their businesses (traditional and non-traditional).

Community Development

4-H Youth Development

  Human Environmental Sciences

Labor Education

  • Douglas Swanson, Labor Education Specialist, 314-400-7635,
    • Member of the Bread and Roses Missouri Board of Directors and Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board

MU Extension Administrative Leadership

Media Relations

To arrange marketing help or to make an appointment with our communications team, contact: 

Amy Armstrong
Administrative and Communications Associate
University of Missouri Extension
132 E. Monroe, Kirkwood, MO 63122

About University of Missouri Extension


University of Missouri Extension improves people's lives through relevant, responsive and reliable research-based education from University of Missouri.

Partnership of local, state and federal government

MU Extension is a partnership of the University of Missouri campuses, Lincoln University, the people of Missouri through county extension councils, and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In St. Louis County, this partnership involves St. Louis County Government as the local partner. Representing the people of Missouri is the St. Louis County MU Extension Council, a volunteer governing board of elected and appointed members. The extension council guides extension programming, administers extension county funds and makes personnel recommendations.

Land-grant university

University of Missouri is a land-grant university within the Cooperative Extension System, a nationwide, non-credit educational network. The Cooperative Extension System has a federally mandated mission to carry the benefits of university research beyond the campus. The state of Missouri has two land-grant universities: University of Missouri and Lincoln University.

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