Regional Extension Council Meeting is June 26
The Southwest Region Extension Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Southwest Research Center, located on Hwy. H south of Mt. Vernon.
This is the regional council's regular quarterly business meeting and an update on Extension in the counties of this region.
The special guest speaker for the evening will be Abner Womack, Ph.D., professor emeritus of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri. Womack will give a presentation that addresses the current economic crisis.
"I previously had the privilege to hear the presentation earlier this year. I think you will find the information fascinating," said Jay Chism, interim director of the Southwest Region.
Regional Extension Council meetings are open to the public; but due to limited space, advance registration is necessary by calling the regional extension office at 417-865-0707.
The Regional Extension Council for southwest Missouri is comprised of representatives from each of the 16 Extension County Councils in the Southwest Region. Each county council, whose members are elected by a public vote, selects its own representatives to the regional council where each county has one vote.
The purpose of Regional Extension Councils is to be a forum through which member county councils cooperate in providing effective educational programs for the region.