Republic Neighbor Project

Neighboring takes effort. It takes purposeful planning and time. But the benefits are both personal and for our community. As part of the new "neighboring" project that launched in Republic  on National Good Neighbor Day (Sept. 28), MU Extension is providing an easy to use chart that can help you get to know and remember your neighbors. Neighbor chart (PDF) | Videos and programs details

Bonus: Neighborhood Chart for Willard (PDF)Neighborhood Chart of Ash Grove (PDF)

Salute to Century and Family Farms

Our 6th annual event at the Round Barn Event Center where we hear from future farmers (student speakers) and honor farms in Greene County that have been in the same family for over 100 years! This year we will honor several farms that have been in the family for over 180 years! The event is on Sept. 30. Get Tickets Online | Event Flyer

Leadership Ash Grove!

Beginning in September, a leadership development program designed specifically for individuals that live or work inside the Ash Grove School District. You must enroll online. Thanks to a local grant, registration is free and class materials are provided. Informational Flyer (PDF) Enroll online

Mizzou Community and Leadership Network

Quarterly meetings are held at The Roost Bar and Grill, 4216 S. Cox Rd, Ste 112, Springfield, Mo. Network with Mizzou alumni and community leaders. Special noon luncheon open to anyone. Pre-register by calling (417) 881-8909 or email David Burton. Cost of $10 per person (to cover the cost of the meal) will be collected at the door. We encourage arrival at 11:45 to get your food ordered.

  • Meeting begins at noon, Nov. 14: Q&A with Mizzou alum Logan Aguirre, President & Associate Publisher at 417, southwest Missouri's premier lifestyle content company. You can also register online.
  • Feb. 13, 2020 meeting: Q&A with Mizzou alum Dan Reiter, VP/General Manager, Springfield Cardinals
  • May 14, 2020 meeting: Q&A with Mizzou alum Laura Farmer, Executive Director at CASE of Southwest Missouri.

Art of Neighboring

American's have become more isolated. Nearly 70% of Americas say they are lonely. Part of the reason is that we have forgotten the art of neighboring. It takes effort. It takes purposeful planning. Neighboring will also take time. But it should be a priority. The benefits are both personally and for our community. As part of the new "neighboring" project that is launching in Republic, MU Extension is providing an easy to use chart that can help you get to know and remember your neighbors. Download Neighbor chart (PDF)

Community Assessment Survey

Give your input on a statewide community assessment survey.  Online Community Survey | Statewide Comprehensive Survey

Help with Your Lawn and Garden

Master Gardeners of Greene County hotline at 417-874-2963.

Planting Guide: Vegetable Planting Calendar. | Do not waste money on your lawn, garden or field. See "Soil Test Central."

Regional Media Releases

MU Extension's Southwest Region News Service provides articles on timely topics to journalists and residents relevant to southwest Missouri. Read those media releases online as part of the Southwest Missouri News

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Our Office Goal and Vision

Greene County MU Extension will help county businesses create or save 5,000 jobs, individually educate 500,000 county residents on topics improving their families, farms, and nutrition, and train 1,500 new community leaders and volunteers by 2030.


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