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#ShowMeResilience Examples and Highlights

The examples on this page showcase how faculty and staff are addressing community needs, delivering programs and providing support in new and innovative ways in this unprecedented time.

If you have a contribution, please email Megan Silvey. And don't forget to share your great work using the #ShowMeResilience tag.

  • MU Extension specialists are moving materials and building COVID-19-focused resources on alternative platforms.
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  • The Missouri Food Finder is a new online tool that easily connects Missouri consumers with people growing and selling food in their region — helping businesses thrive and families find nutritious locally produced options.
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  • COVID-19 changes how Extension communicates. Two Extension specialists share how they are engaging with farmers using online tools and technology.
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  • MU Psychological Services Clinic offering teleservices to help adults and children cope with anxiety and stress, which comes at the perfect time to help rural families under stress.
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  • The Integrated Pest Management team is offering four weekly town hall meetings for growers needing information in home and commercial horticulture, forages and livestock, and field crops.
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  • Steve Steiner, YPA in Clinton County, is finding new ways to keep local 4-H’ers connected by hosting virtual interviews on morning video chats that can be viewed on the 4-H Facebook page for Caldwell, Clinton and DeKalb counties.
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  • In KOMU’s “COVID-19 Town Hall” series, extension personal finance specialists offer information on saving and investment strategies, safeguarding your finances, and where individuals, families and businesses can find help.
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  • MU Extension’s neighborhood improvement work in Greene County is making its literal mark in these challenging times. Neighbors are creating sidewalk art galleries that spread kindness and joy and combat loneliness and isolation.
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  • With cattle markets falling, Livestock Specialist Zac Erwin discusses some feed options to hold cattle longer.
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  • Lee Miller, with the Missouri Pesticide Safety Education Program, provides information on how to access online pesticide applicator training.
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  • Citizen advisors who make up county extension councils are quickly adapting to make sure MU Extension continues its important work in local communities.
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  • Join Debbie Davis, CES in 4-H Youth Development, as she shows you how to start seeds indoors, or watch her online pie-making session.
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  • Kelly McGowan, horticulturalist in Greene County, answers questions. Readers can pose questions or get more information by calling 417-874-2963 and talking to one of the trained volunteers staffing the Master Gardener Hotline.
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  • Mercer County YPA April Meighen, livestock specialist Jenna Monnig and extension council member Kelsey Jincks pitch in to keep this small county’s food lifeline going.
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  • Tarunjot (TJ) Sethi, CES in DeKalb County, collaborates to provide accurate information to county residents about staying safe and healthy.
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  • Sue Robison, food and nutrition specialist in Carroll County, shares brief weekly tips on Facebook Live.
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  • Addi rocks these simple and nutritious snacks. She and her dad, an HDFS specialist in Butler County, are making fun “how to” videos for families to enjoy and share online.
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