Collaborating with Extension

A photo of President Choi speaking with MU Extension faculty and staff.

Specialists with MU Extension are active in each of Missouri’s 114 counties and St. Louis.

There’s deep appreciation in communities – and from state legislators – for the work they do in critical areas such as agriculture, rural health, rural broadband, 4-H and community development.

The state recently acknowledged that impact with an additional $5M investment in Extension. Their support is helping us increase personnel around Missouri in specialties like agronomy and livestock toxicology while also starting new construction projects.

I enjoyed the opportunity to give a campus update to a standing-room-only crowd of Extension faculty and staff, along with hundreds who attended remotely. I also asked for input on the qualities and experience they’d like to see in our next vice chancellor for extension and engagement and welcomed the candid conversation.

Mizzou has a land-grant mission to share our research, teaching and engagement with Missourians. MU Extension is a critical part of that work.

— Mun