Cooperative Extension and Research title

Our Cooperative Extension department provides research-based educational outreach programs to Missouri's hard to reach populations. Our main office is on the campus of Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, and our outreach centers are located in Kansas City, St. Louis and Southeast Missouri.

Our Cooperative Research Department conducts a variety of research programs concentrating on essential subject areas which are relevant to Missouri residents and which support research for both immediate and future applications.

Individual departments conduct various subject-related research projects to discover new ways to apply knowledge, principles and methodologies.

Calendar Events 

  • Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Native Plants Program is offering "Back to Nature with Native Plants 2014, Learning to Manage Native Plants for Pollinators and Us" classes. These hands-on Native Plants gardening and pollinators classes run on Thursdays beginning February throughout 2014. For more information and to RSVP, contact Amy Hempen: or Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall: (573) 681-5392 or visit our Native Plants Program for class information and more.

  • Lincoln University Cooperative Extension 2014 Farmers' Market, Saturdays, April 19 - September 27, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, Thursday, June 5 - August 30, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., located at the Community Garden of Dickinson Research Center, 1219 Chestnut Street (corner of Leslie Blvd. and Chestnut Street), Jefferson City, MO. For more information, contact Maggie Hopper, (573) 681-5493, or click here for flyer.

  • Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Central Missouri Youth Development presents Outdoor Rangers Camp 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 30-31, 2014 at Lincoln University's Alan T. Busby's Farm Central Missouri Youth Development Campsite, 5124 Goller Road, Jefferson City, MO. The camp is designed to provide an opportunity for 7-15 year old youth to develop healthy habits in a natural habitat. Students discover and explore the natural environment and learn about fishing, hiking, survival skills, archery and team building workshops. Registration ends Thursday, July 17, 2014. For more information and registration, please contact Adrian Hendricks II, (573) 681-5523, email:, click here for flyer or visit our Central Missouri Youth Development Outdoor Rangers 2014 webpage.

  • Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) presents Sprouts and Roots Summer Day Camp, a hands-on outdoor educational summer camp for 4th-8th graders, Monday, July 28 - Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at Lincoln University's Dickinson Research Center, 1219 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO. Your day will be filled with hands-on activities including gardening basics, gardening projects, native wildflowers and fruits, outdoor games, nature crafts & cooking classes. To register or for more information, contact Natalie Benjamin, email:, (573) 681-5581 or click here for flyer.

  • Lincoln University Cooperative Extension's (LUCE) Innovative Small Farmers' Outreach Program (ISFOP) will host a Small Engine Maintenance Workshop, Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at University of Missouri Southwest Research Center, 14548 Highway H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712. Topics will include basic maintenance on small gas engines, proper blade sharpening techniques, and rope starter installation. At no cost to participants with a limit of 15 participants, early registration is encouraged. For more information, special accommodations or to register, contact Randy Garrett at (417) 850-9391, email:, click here for flyer or visit our ISFOP webpage.

  • Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) presents the Native Plants Program (NPP) experience Dining Wild to be held on the Lincoln University campus at Scruggs University Center, Saturday, September 6, 2014, 3:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. Complete with garden tours and mixer and presentations, a full course dinner prepared with native edible plants and locally grown meat and produce will be served. Registration is $25.00 per person (scholarships are available.) Please RSVP by Saturday, August 23, 2014. For more information, scholarships, special accommodations, or if you're interested in having a booth, contact Amy Hempen, email:, (573) 681-3553, or click here for flyer.

  • Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Innovative Small Farmers' Outreach Program East Central Region is sponsoring a SARE Grant Writing Workshop, September 11, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at Missouri University Extension Center, 260 Brown Road, St. Peters, MO 63376. Debi Kelly will be the featured speaker. Registration fee of $15 includes dinner. For more information and registration, contact Reneesha Auboug, (314) 838-4088, email:

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