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Ms. Yvonne Matthews
Interim Associate Administrator
Cooperative Extension
and State Extension Specialist
(573) 681-5375
Room 103A Allen Hall
Jefferson City, MO  65101


The primary mission of Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) is to enhance the quality of life for diverse, limited resource audiences through supportive research at local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Our programs address the needs of small farmers in twelve counties throughout the state of Missouri. We have regional and area educators in both Urban Impact Centers in Kansas City and St. Louis, as well as outreach centers in Sikeston, Lilbourn, and Caruthersville, in Southeast Missouri. Our Extension Specialists, located primarily on Lincoln’s main campus, facilitate extension and outreach programs covering essential subject areas that are relevant and positively impact Missouri residents.

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Upcoming Events: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) presents The Afterschool Program Monday, January 14, 2013 through Friday, May 10, 2013. Afterschool Program students will enjoy a safe, stimulating environment and have fun while learning, during activities in: health and fitness, poetry and music, money management, robotics, and photography. The program will be held weekly, Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm on the Lincoln University campus. The program is open to youth ages 8-17. Transportation to the program will be available from selected schools. Registration: Monday, January 7 through Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 900 Chestnut, Room 100 Allen Hall, Lincoln University. For more information, contact Adrian Hendricks II, Regional Educator, LUCE Central Missouri Youth Development, phone: (573) 681-5523, email:

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Innovative Small Farmers' Outreach Program LUCE ISFOP presents Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop featuring Commercial Beekeeper Jim Robins and Yvonne Von Der Ahe, Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Purina Farm Visitor Center, 200 Checkerboard Drive, Gray Summit, Missouri 63039. Advanced registration is preferred. Cost is $20.00 with lunch included. For more information contact Small Farm Specialist Miranda Duschack, phone: (314) 604-3403, email:

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension with Dr. Helen A. Swartz presents Sheep Shearing School to be held at George Washington Carver Farm, 3804 Bald Hill Road, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration fee: $50.00, lunch is provided. For more information and registration, contact: Vonna Kesel, phone (573) 681-5312, email:, or visit our Sheep, Goat, and Value-Added Fiber webpage.

Missouri Minority Limited Resource Farmers Conference, March 15-16, 2013, Carver Farm, contact for more information.

LUCE Kansas City Urban Impact Center hosts its 8th Annual Leadership Camp, Monday, June 3 - Thursday, July 25, 2013, 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Come and Enjoy computers, reading, music, speakers, fitness, nutrition, gardening, field trips and more! No cost to participants ages 8 to 16. For more information and to register, contact Keverick Wilson, (816) 841-3958, email, visit our LUCE KCUIC webpage or click here for flyer.

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Integrate research, education, and Extension to ensure that groundbreaking research discoveries go beyond the laboratory and make their way into the classroom and to communities where people can put the knowledge into practice and improve their lives.

Extension takes knowledge gained through research and education to the people who need it most.

  • Nutrition, Health and Food Safety: (Food Security and Hunger) - enhancing food security through productive and sustainable agricultural systems,
    ensuring a safe food supply and improving food quality

  • Bioenergy, Climate and Environment: (Climate Change) - ensuring sustainable and adaptive agro-ecosystems in response to variable climates

  • Youth, Family, and Community: (Sustainable Energy) - reducing childhood obesity and improving citizens' health through nutrition, ensuring energy independence through clean, biobased energy systems