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Our distinct land grant mission is to improve lives, communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and responsive educational strategies that enhance access to the resources and research of the University of Missouri.
University of Missouri Extension - Urban Region West is dedicated to impacting and engaging lives within our communities, enhancing food safety and health, contributing to our youth, and improving labor and workforce development. While there is much work to do, we will continue to walk hand and hand with and for our community.
According to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010), 66% of Missourians live in urban areas. The percent of Missouri’s population living in me tropolitan statistical areas increased from 68 to 75% between 2000 and 2010.
Every year, thousands of these urban residents turn to University of Missouri Extension to gain practical knowledge, solve problems, adapt to change and make informed decisions. By tapping into statewide university research, MU Extension specialists provide urban Missourians with a wide range of programs, including:
- Community Development
- Family Financial Education
- Housing and Environmental Design
- Human Development
- Nutrition and Health Education
- 4-H Youth program