The University of Missouri Extension Office for Livingston County is now located at 511 Elm Street.

The University of Missouri Extension Office for Livingston County is now located at 511 Elm Street. Longtime residents may remember the office as being the former Greenhills Community Action Agency, and prior to that, the McCoy Dental Clinic.

The Livingston County Extension Council made the decision to purchase the building after careful consideration of available options and past locations of the extension office. After several office relocations in prior years, the council felt that purchasing a building

would allow staff members to better serve citizens.

"We feel that this move provides the citizens of Livingston County easier accessibility to the resources the extension office provides," said Brenda Kerr, extension council chair.

University of Missouri Extension provides community resources to increase economic opportunity, enhance educational excellence, and ensure healthy futures. The

MU Extension Office is the home of popular community based programs such as 4-H, parent and family education, school-based nutrition education, and agriculture resources for producers. The center offers many services for community members. Including: providing educational guide sheets, soil testing, pressure canner testing, and pesticide applicator license renewals. Staff based in Livingston County include: Shaun Murphy, county engagement specialist in 4-H; Jessica Trussell, human development and family science specialist; Kevin Hansen, state extension quickbooks coordinator; Jena Eskew, 4-H L.I.F.E. YPA (Youth Program Associate); Tracy Minnis, family nutrition education program; Sharon Van Dusen, 4-H YPA; and Teresa Smith, office manager.

Community members are encouraged to visit the new location weekdays between 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. For questions about what University of Missouri Extension can serve you, call 646-0811.