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Since being designated as a land-grant school in 1890, a key part of Lincoln University's mission has been the teaching of agriculture and science. It's a mission we still take seriously today and fulfill in large part via our Cooperative Research and Cooperative Extension programs.

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) aims to enhance the quality of life for people throughout Missouri with limited access to resources. Specifically, our programs address the needs of small farm owners throughout the state. We teach key skills relating to sustainability, leadership, agricultural innovation and more so farmers throughout Missouri and beyond can keep up with a changing economy and continue to meet the needs of their customers.

We utilize research-based education and engagement at local, state, regional, national and international levels to achieve our goal. Extension specialists, located primarily on Lincoln's main campus, facilitate extension and outreach programs covering essential subject areas that are relevant and positively impact those living in Missouri.

We also have educators in Urban Impact Centers in both Kansas City and St. Louis, as well as Southeast Missouri outreach centers in Sikeston, Lilbourn and Caruthersville.

To learn more about our Cooperative Extension programs and to see how you can contribute, please contact us or follow the links below.

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Lincoln University Cooperative Extension's (LUCE) "Train the Trainer" workshop series, held from October 23 to October 25, aimed to create thriving, sustainable community gardens in underserved areas. Community leaders from various regions gathered to explore gardening, cultivation, and the utilization of produce to combat food insecurity. The importance of this initiative becomes evident against the backdrop of growing concerns about grocery store accessibility in an increasingly uncertain world.
November 28, 2023


Yvonne Matthews
Associate Administrator
103A Allen Hall
900 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
P: (573) 681-5375

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