Program Highlights

Upcoming Programs

Child Care Provider Training

Taney County MU Extension will be presenting four training sessions for child care providers and foster parents to help you get a jump start on your required training clock hours.  Each session will be three clock hours and are registered with Child Care Aware of Missouri.  Session are $15 per session/per person, which includes handouts and refreshments.  Sessions will be held at the White River Valley Electric Coop in their community room at 2449 East State Highway 76, Branson from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  

Sessions are:

  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 - Caregiver Tools: Care of Self and Identifying Stress
  • Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 - STEM in a Box: Stem Activities for Your Center
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 - SHED - Helping Children Cope with Grief
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2017 - Kids and Self-Esteem

Registration form is on the attached brochure which also has descriptions of each class.  For more information please contact the Taney County MU Extension Center at 417-546-4431.

Looking for Council Members

Each year every county in Missouri has an extension council election.  County extension councils are the governing body for the local educational opportunities provided by the University of Missouri Extension. Council member work with extension faculty in making decisions concerning extension programs, personnel, council elections and the local extension office budget. Extension council members are elected to serve a two-year term to represent the diverse educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Taney county.  The Taney county extension council meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent.  The on-line election will take place in January 2018 and newly elected members take office in March.  If you would be interested in serving on the council, please contact the office at 417-546-4431 or see the attached brochure which explains a little more about serving on an extension council and a "Consent to be Nominated" form will need to be turned into the office by December 1, 2017.

Employee Training Programs

If your business regularly offers programs for employees, as part of ongoing professional development or as an employee incentive plan, these local University of Missouri Extension specialists can offer affordable research-based educational programming as part of our Missouri Training Institute (MTI) program.  For more information or to schedule classes contact Nellie Lamers at 417-546-4431 or lamersn@missouri.eduRead more Video Program Brochure (PDF)

Key Facts About myRA

Many people want to save, but haven't found an easy way to get started.  According to a 2015 Federal Reserve Report, 31 percent of non-retired people said they have not retirement savings or pension whatsoever.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury developed myRA to make it easy for people to start saving for the future.  Visit or the attached myRA fact sheet for information on who is eligible, how it works, how to start saving.

Do you need an answer?

The faculty and staff of the Taney county extension center are available to assist you with research-based information on a variety of topics.  If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 417-546-4431 or send an email to