Friday, September 21, 2012

Educational Program at Regional Extension Council Meeting Sept. 25 in Mt. Vernon Highlights Extension Impact

The Southwest Region Extension Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Mt. Vernon Art and Recreation Center (MARC Building), located on Bus. Hwy 39 at 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd., Mt. Vernon, Mo.

This is the regional council’s regular quarterly business meeting and will include an update on Extension in the counties of this region. Area county commissioners have been invited and members of the news media are always welcome.

This regional council meeting provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the impact of MU Extension in southwest Missouri because an Extension Showcase is planned as the program.

The following regional faculty will provide posters and five-minute presentations to help attendees learn more about MU Extension: business development, Chrystal Irons and Kathy Macomber; small ruminant, Jodie Pennington; “A Day in the Life of MU Extension, David Burton; pasture-based dairy, Dr. Tony Rickard; 4-H youth, Karla Deaver and Velynda Cameron; sustainable housing, Jeff Barber; natural resources, Bob Schultheis; livestock, Dona Goede, Eldon Cole, and Andy McCorkill; agronomy, Tim Schnakenberg; human development, Dr. Jim Wirth; agriculture business, Wesley Tucker; and the Family Nutrition Education program, Dr. Pam Duitsman

Regional Extension Council meetings are open to the public; but due to limited space, advance registration is necessary by calling the regional extension office at (417) 865-0707.

The regional extension council for southwest Missouri is comprised of representatives from each of the 16 extension county councils in the Southwest Region. Each county council, whose members are elected by a public vote, selects its own representatives to the regional council where each county has one vote.

The purpose of regional extension councils is to be a forum through which member county councils cooperate in providing effective educational programs for the region.


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