Thursday, March 13, 2014

Public Meeting of Regional Extension Council March 25 at Regional Nutrition Program Offices in Springfield

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, March 25 inside University of Missouri Extension Southwest Region Office of the Family Nutrition Education Program. The FNEP offices are located in southwest Springfield in the Chesterfield Village development in Suite F200 of the Dearborn Building.

The business meeting begins with a meal and business gets underway at 7 p.m.

Terri Fossett, MU Extension’s FNEP project director, will provide an overview of the nutrition program.  Tony DeLong, county council coordinator for MU Extension, will provide information about the district option and the resources available for interested councils.

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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