University of Missouri Extension
- Community Organization/Not for Profit
- Not for profit
University of Missouri Extension’s economic impact on the state was over $945 million in 2017! We did this through Business Development efforts to increase the number of entrepreneurs or scale up medium size businesses, and through Community Development programs that positively impact urban and rural communities by increasing community-based leadership capacity and networks. We did this in Agriculture by helping connect producers with markets, and through programs like Grazing Schools and Women in Agriculture program. We did that through Health and Nutrition programs that reduced health care costs for many Missourians and increased quality of life for older citizens through programs like Stay Strong, Stay healthy. We did that through 4-H programs that prepare first-generation students to be career or college ready through 4-H Futures.
Our commitment to ALL Missourians is structured under three focused issues: Economic Opportunity, Educational Excellence, and Health and Well-Being.
Christian County Extension has Pam Duitsman as our new County Engagement Specialist, Jim Spencer, Jr. as our Agriculture Business Specialist, Jennifer Hancock as our 4-H Youth Development Educator, and Kathy Pyeatt as our Office Manager - all housed in Christian County Extension office in Ozark! We also have the whole of University of Missouri research, professionals, staff, and Extension & Engagement specialists across the state to help with meeting the needs and opportunities we face in Christian County.
Located on the southwest corner of the Ozark Square