Nominations are being accepted for the January 2017 election to the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Council.

“The council is seeking people from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progress of our community,” says Nedra Fox. “Serving on the Extension council is a great way to help make our community a better place for people to live.”

Extension council members represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of the people of Cedar County.  Cedar County MU Extension is your local link to unbiased resources of education and research from the four campuses of the University of Missouri System and Lincoln University.  University of Missouri Extension improves people’s lives with educational programs and access to University resources and experts to:

• enhance economic viability

• build strong individuals, families and communities

• create and sustain healthy environments

In Cedar County, Extension programs address high-priority areas such as:

• Agriculture

• Nutrition, health and family life

• Youth

• Business, workforce and community development

• Continuing education

Council members assist in planning and carrying out Extension educational programs to improve people’s lives. As public officials, council members administer a local budget of $42,922 to support education that meets people’s highest priorities.

The Cedar County Extension council meets on the first Monday of each month.  Candidates must be at least 18 years old and reside in the district they would represent. Individuals interested in serving on the council may contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417-276-3313 or by email at cedarco@missouri.edu. Nominations for the Cedar County MU Extension Council must be made by Dec.

Information about Cedar County University of Missouri Extension can be found on the web at http://extension.missouri.edu/cedar or by calling or visiting the Cedar County MU Extension Center, (417-276-3313, Cedar County Courthouse, 113 South Street, Stockton, Mo. 65785).

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