Friday, May 24, 2013

Fundraisers and 4-H Among Issues on Agenda for May 28th Meeting of Greene County Extension Council

Contact: David Burton, civic communication specialist and county program director
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Members of the Greene County Extension Council will conduct their regular monthly public meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 in the large classroom at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 South Scenic Avenue, Springfield, Mo. The Botanical Center is home to the Greene County Extension Center.

Typically the Extension Council meets the last month of each month but because of the Memorial Day holiday the meeting for May has been moved to a Tuesday.

The full agenda for the meeting, as well as minutes from the previous month’s meeting, can be found online at under the “plans and reports” tab.

Unfinished business items include a report from the 4-H Action Committee and discussion of 4-H club audits. Under new business, council will discuss the upcoming “Dinner at the Orchard” fundraiser, a new partnership with AutoWranglers to turn donated junk vehicles in to cash for the Greene County Extension, the annual program review event, and a possible county government information day in the fall.

“The Greene County Extension Council is an elected governing body established in Missouri state law as a function of county government,” said Carl Allison, chair of the Greene County Extension Council. “The steps council members are taking now are designed to raise awareness and keep minimum programming in place until funding from the county improves.”

This month’s meeting also includes a report from the regional director of MU Extension about moving another specialist out of the Greene County office due to lack of funding from the Greene County Commission.

The county extension council, comprised of both elected and appointed citizens, is a full partner with Missouri's land-grant universities to deliver high-quality education and research-based information that helps people solve real-world problems and take advantage of opportunities.

Council members work with extension specialists to provide county educational programs, manage finances of local extension operations, provide personnel to carry out extension activities, and elect and organize the local extension council

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