Friday, September 14, 2012

Regional Extension Council Meeting Sept. 25 in Mt. Vernon

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.

An Extension Showcase is planned as the evening program. Regional faculty will be providing posters and five-minute presentations that evening to help council members learn more about the impacts our programs are having around the region.

“Area County Commissioners have also been invited,” said Jay Chism, interim director of the Southwest Region. “I think everyone who attends will enjoy the interaction with some of the best faculty in the state.”

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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