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Our Standard to Deliver Value

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To serve Missourians’ diverse needs, MU Extension must deliver content to learners where, when and how they want. We must balance technology — offering tools and information in ways we barely dreamed about just a few years ago, with the hands-on availability of faculty and staff — offering personalized expertise through a dependable statewide network. We leverage technological resources and expand our expertise to provide research-based, multi-media digital and online materials to reach audiences where and when they want it. At the same time, we place extension faculty in every county to listen to community concerns and serve as trusted sources of knowledge.

Whether through “high tech or high touch” means, we deliver curricula, courses and materials in whatever way best serves Missourians and shares university research, knowledge and resources.

These simple principles guide our work to educate:

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  • Know your learner

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  • Know your science

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  • Know your value

Guiding Practices to Educate

MU Extension’s new structure creates stronger engagement, program delivery and impact at the local level. Using a network of county engagement specialists and subject matter specialists, MU Extension reaches and serves citizens and communities across our state, drawing from university knowledge in these areas:

  • agriculture and environment
  • youth and family
  • business and community development
  • health and safety

We strategically deliver programs and content in ways that best meet learners' availability, capacities and preferences.

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