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Paul Pepper: MU Extenesion’s ‘The Arts as a Portal to Science Communication’ Camp (Published June 23, 2015) 

Paul Pepper visits with LEE ANN WOOLERY and DYLAN BAINTER about MU Extension's summer camp for high schoolers titled "The Arts as a Portal to Science Communication." Workshops cover a wide range of topics and are taught by professors from the University of Missouri.

Ghost Stories Rivet Audiences, Boost Economies (Published Oct 27, 2014)
The Storytelling Festival brings tourists to the community, engages youth, and the community as well. 

Northland Ethnic Festival  (Published June 2, 2014)
The festival is coordinated by: Platte County University of Missouri Extension, Park Hill School District, Mid-Continent Public Library, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, and the Ethnic Enrichment Commission. Financial support comes from the city of Riverside and MCC-Maple Woods.  To read more about this event go to,

Mark Twain Cave  (Published July 1, 2014)
Mark Cave is a small business in Northeast Missouri. With the help of MU Extension, it has capitalized on assets of the area to extend the business to a draw tourists year round and improve its profitablity.  To read more about his story go to

History Comes to Life in Lexington, Missouri (Published July 10, 2014)
Visitors to historic Lexington, Missouri, can learn about the town’s rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through the University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program. Read more: For more information go to,

Rural Town Emerges from Food Desert (Published March 17, 2014)
PILOT GROVE, Mo. When is a grocery store more than just a grocery store? When it’s the first grocery store in town in more than five years. 

Latino Farming Outreach (Published July 6, 2013)
The Latino Farm Outreach Program has helped Latino farmers connect to resources and create viable farm operations in Missouri. To read more about this program go to
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American Made (Published on July 3, 2013)
RK Stratman is a Harley Davison T-shirt company in Wentzville, Missouri, that has expanded it customer base worldwide after business slowed during the reception with help from MU Extension and an SBA Program. To read more about this business success story go to or

Veterans on the Frontlines of Business (Published November 7, 2013)
When veteran Floyd Henson started Henson Enterprises when he retired in West Plains. His business has grown to 18 employees as it secured government contracts and loans with the help of MU Extension.

Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail (Published November 26, 2013)
University of Missouri Extension community development and horticulture specialists helped local vineyards develop the Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail, resulting in increased tourism expenditures from their collaborative marketing. To read more about go to

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INVENTURE Day:  An Entrepreneurial Adventure for Middle School Youth – Nebraska Extension (Published Dec 5, 2016)
Nebraska Extension created a field day experience for middle school youth where students in three locations worked though business development stations in teams to create a business around a unique product. The one-day event engaged 262 students in creating a quick-pitch presentation to “potential investors”. In addition, 48 community members served as team mentors and judges. Seventy-nine percent of students learned skills that will help them to be successful if they decide to start their own business.

Marketing Hometown America – Nebraska Extension, SDSU Extension & North Dakota State University Extension (Published July 1, 2015)
Marketing Hometown America, a multi-state program, empowers communities to look at themselves through the eyes of a potential new resident.  Using small group conversations led by current residents, it is designed as an action oriented process that improves community new resident recruitment.

Entrepreneurial Community Activation Process – Nebraska Extension (Published May 11, 2015)
ECAP - Entrepreneurial Community Activation Process initiates new dialogue in a community to connect community leaders, resource providers and others with progressive entrepreneurial activity.  Learn how ECAP is changing a community's entrepreneurial culture. More about the ECAP process at

Entrepreneurial Community Activation Process – Nebraska Extension (Published May 11, 2015)
Community leaders share benefits of participating in Nebraska Extension's Entrepreneurial Community Activation Process - by getting input from the community on the 8 characteristics thru a Discovery Tool - community leaders can prioritize their efforts. To learn more about the ECAP process go to


Advice to Young Entrepreneurs (2014)
As the population of South Dakota ages, it is more important than ever to encourage and promote the opportunities available to help young people live, work and raise families in the rural areas they call home. Young entrepreneurs share their business ownership experiences. This video is part of the Voices of the Next Generation series. Comments by Courtney Nolz, Cowgirl Crush; Justin Fruechte, Sturdy Post Ranch; David Anderson, Anderson Restorations; Becky Harstad, Whetstone Commodities

Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces (6/2015)
Public spaces play a vital role in all our lives. They are the paths we bike on, the public parks we play in, and the town centers where we shop. Decisions about how to design and manage these spaces can have long-term impacts on the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities.

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