Key Components of Strategic Partnerships
1. Uncovering and growing new relationships, alliances and stakeholders who champion the University of Missouri and MU Extension
Building our base of support
Efforts include creating more "town and gown" opportunities and cooperation, and connecting new influencers to Mizzou through programming, research and various opportunities, events and presence in the community. Some examples include:
Leaders Honor Roll
Leaders Honor Roll is one of MU Extension's recognition programs that honors those who champion extension and 4-H/FFA in every Missouri county. It acknowledges leaders who are using their platforms to grow, support and publicize the work of extension as the part of the university that fulfills our Land Grant mission to disseminate the knowledge and research to all Missourians.
Missouri Century Farms
Century Farms is another MU Extension recognition program. This is a special designation that farm families that have kept their farms in the same family for generations may request. Century Farms has been sustained as an annual event with more than 100 farms recognized each year. This honor illuminates the farming history of Missouri through these long-term ranching and farming families.
2. Partnering with key organizations, associations, businesses and communities with shared objectives related to MU Extension’s core emphasis areas
Developing partnerships includes identifying, facilitating and nurturing new and existing relationships, forging strong partnerships and deepening ties for MU and MU Extension, both internally and externally. These often take the shape of initiatives that have statewide impact or bring together those from various disciplines and fields to make a real difference.