AgEBB-MU CAFNR Extension

David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

November 16, 2018

The Search is on for "Presenting Sponsors"
to Support 2019 Greene County Extension Programs

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The search is now on for 2019 "presenting sponsors" for Greene County MU Extension programs according to David Burton, county engagement specialist for University of Missouri Extension in Greene County.

"Being a presenting sponsor for our programs offers a unique opportunity at the reasonable price of $1,500 for 12 months," said Burton. "This is an excellent marketing opportunity that brings recognition to the sponsor and support to the local extension office."

Presenting sponsors are listed on advertisements, media releases, and promotions of the major programs offering by Greene County Extension during the year. All presenting sponsors are also listed on event flyers, the Greene County Extension monthly newsletter, and the weekly email blast that goes out to over 10,000 subscribers in southwest Missouri.

Burton explains that many businesses sponsor individual programs or events to target specific audiences at a smaller price.

"The presenting sponsor package helps the extension office with event planning and marketing, but it also gives the sponsor access to the thousands of people we reach during the year with our marketing and our programs," said Burton.

Greene County Extension annually hosts fee-based programs with an attendance of over 1,500 people. Over 48,000 county residents accessed programs through Greene County Extension in 2018. However, marketing efforts by the extension office for these programs reach over 100,000 a year.

"Everything we do is focused on meeting our ten year goal," said Burton.

The goal reads: Greene County MU Extension will help county businesses create or save 5,000 jobs, individually educate 500,000 county residents on topics improving their families, farms, and nutrition, and train 1,500 new community leaders and volunteers by 2030.

Current presenting sponsors include Integrity Home Care and Hospice, Greene County Farm Bureau, Southwest Electric Cooperative, Greene County Commission, Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

For more information on how your business can become a presenting sponsor, contact David Burton at the Greene County MU Extension office by email at

Source: David Burton, (417) 881-8909

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