Thursday, September 12, 2013

Public Meeting of Regional Extension Council in Springfield on Sept. 24 to Include Area County Commissioners

Jay Chism, director of Southwest Region
3003 E. Chestnut Expressway, Suite 200, Springfield, Mo.
Tel: (417) 865-0707

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Southwest Region Extension Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo. The business meeting begins with a meal and business gets underway at 7 p.m.

Pat Guinan, Extension assistant professor in climatology, will be the featured speaker of the evening.  His presentation, “Historical and Recent Climate Trends in Southwest Missouri” promises to provide fascinating information.

MU Extension’s regional agronomy programming will also be featured with an overview presentation given by MU Extension Agronomy Specialists Tim Schnakenberg and Jill Scheidt.

“We have invited County Commissioners from all 17 counties in MU Extension’s southwest region to attend this meeting,” said Jay Chism, director of the Southwest Region.

Regional council members will also be voting to approve or amend new regional council bylaws.

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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