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Welcome to the MU Extension Program Conference

Extension colleagues:

MU Extension invites you to the fall Program Conference, Oct. 28—30, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. With a theme of “The nExt 100 years,” the conference offers an opportunity for faculty and staff engaged in programming to come together to learn about the future of extension. At the conference, you can preview new programming, connect and personalize your role in extension’s mission, network with colleagues and start celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act.

A great program is planned, featuring a keynote address on the “why” of extension presented by Dr. Daryl Buchholz, KSU Extension associate director and 2013 chair of the National Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP). We will delve into that discussion and personalize our position for the future; we will get an overview of MU Extension communications and marketing; and we’ll attend a variety of professional development workshops. Program integration opportunities and banner outcomes will also be presented during the conference. Plus, professional associations will have an opportunity to meet, and you will have an opportunity to bid on items at UMEA’s annual silent auction benefiting professional development and to test your skills with your colleagues in a trivia night contest. Finally, Dr. Rick McGuire — coach, professor, author and motivational speaker — will be the closing speaker.

Extension retirees are encouraged to attend the Monday program beginning with the lunch and a welcome from me, the keynote speaker, followed by the Epsilon Sigma Phi ice cream social and the retiree meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the fall Program Conference.


Michael Ouart

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