About the Missourian

The Columbia Missourian is a community news organization managed by professional editors and staffed by Missouri School of Journalism students who do the reporting, design, copy editing, information graphics, photography and multimedia. The Columbia Missourian debuted Sept. 14, 1908, the same day classes started at the Missouri School of Journalism.

About MU Extension

Using university research and science-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension works with people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions.

MU Extension addresses a wide range of needs that fall into three grand challenges for the state of Missouri:

  • Economic opportunity
  • Educational access and excellence
  • Health and well-being

We offer in-person and online programming, publications and information in these major interest areas:

  • Agriculture and environment
  • Business and community
  • Health and safety
  • Youth and family