Friday, May 30, 2014

“Media and Expert Guide” Lists MU Extension Programs and Specialists Available in Southwest Missouri

Contact: David Burton, civic communication specialist
Headquartered in Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The “2014 Expert Guide” for southwest Missouri is now available online from University of Missouri Extension.

The updated guide lists the programs MU Extension specialists in southwest Missouri can offer a community or organization as well as the topics they can address with authority.

The guide contains a biographical sketch of each MU Extension specialist in southwest Missouri.

Extension specialists in southwest Missouri are available to present programs, or address questions from the news media, on a variety of topics. These topics are related to: agricultural profitability and viability; human development and individual strengths; business, community and economic development; enhancing health and nutrition; environmental quality and stewardship and youth development.

Journalists will find the guide helpful when searching for local experts to address local issues.

This resource should also help individuals and groups who arrange community programming or need an expert to address local issues.

“Journalists and freelancers are the primary audiences of this guide. It is one tool we can provide that will make their job easier when they need to find quality unbiased sources for stories. The guide should also be useful to individuals who plan programs or need speakers,” said David Burton, civic communication specialist for University of Missouri Extension.

To request a copy of the guide, contact the nearest University of Missouri Extension Center or download a copy of the 2014 Expert Guide online at under the “southwest Missouri news” or the “plans and reports” links.


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