Oct. 27, 2023
We recently concluded the University of Missouri System Extension and Engagement Week – an annual event that brings together experts from University of Missouri Extension, MU and the UM System to support outreach throughout the state.
Over three days, more than 650 faculty, staff and state partners explored the theme “All Things Youth” and how to prepare Missouri’s future leaders. We also welcomed keynote speaker Orion Jean, TIME’s 2021 Kid of the Year, who shared how we can all use kindness to make a difference for today’s youth.
On Wednesday, I was honored to address attendees alongside Interim Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement and Interim UM System Chief Engagement Officer Chad Higgins. Together, we shared how Extension is delivering for all Missourians – including the next generation – through more than 300 programs focused on youth development, community health and agriculture, among many others.
I want to thank our dedicated faculty, staff and community partners who bring impactful research from our campus to nearly 800,000 Missourians each year. Their work makes Missouri a better place for our citizens and our children.