Community and leadership


Community and leadership
Arts can favorably impact local and regional economies

Join us for this two-day training, CDA Explores the Arts and Economic Development, to learn how culture can be an addition and diversification of traditional community and economic development practices. Read more

New signs welcome drivers to Audrain County

The MU Extension Council wants to welcome drivers entering the county and remind them of the many services. Read more

Extension offers online course for board members of nonprofits

While board members can bring valuable skills and knowledge, they might not be ready to deal with issues such as conflicts of interest, maintaining minutes and other required documents, compensation of paid employees, and proper handling of grants, donations and other income. Read more

MU collaborates with community on audio tour of historic Lexington

Visitors to historic Lexington, Mo., can learn about the town's rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through Extension's Community Arts Program. Watch the video. Read more

Hannibal tourist attraction benefits from MU Extension expertise

Many small businesses depend on tourism dollars. One such business is Mark Twain Cave in northeastern Missouri. Watch the video. Read more

Get tourists to slow down for a small town

Rural communities across the country are finding economic opportunities from cultural heritage tourism. Read more

About the Community Development Program

MU Extension helps people create communities of the future. Community development education helps citizens tap into local strengths and university resources. Read more



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