1999-2003 STONE COUNTY EXTENSION
The Stone County University Outreach and Extension Center is the front door to the four campuses of
the University of Missouri, Lincoln University, and their resources. University Extension maintains a unique
partnership among federal, state, and local governments that provide access to the University's research based
resources. These resources are needed to provide high quality educational programs on issues of highest
priority to meet the needs of the citizens of Missouri. The Stone County Extension Council, as established by
state statute, is a partner with University Outreach and Extension and the United States Department of
Agriculture Cooperative States Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA-CSREES) in the
development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs.
This program plan is part of a process to lead the Stone County University Outreach and Extension
Council programs to the turn of the century. This began with a Stone County futuring event where we worked
to identify what people in Stone County want our county and communities to become. We focused on the
resources that exist or can be created to attain our vision of the future.
Based on the futuring event, a survey was developed and sent to over 200 households in the county.
More than 150 Stone County residents responded. Information from the futuring event, the survey, socio-
economic information and trends, and reviews of past programs were used to write this plan.
"No other country has focused such attention on the practical (applied)
dimension of education by extending and applying the knowledge base of our land-grant
universities to the laboratories of real life where people live and work, develop and lead.
Extension has been copied by many countries, but is yet to be duplicated." -- Wayne D.
Wayne D. Rasmussen, retired chief, Agricultural History Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
celebrated the seventy-five year history of Cooperative Extension Service and briefly outlined its potential role
and continuing significance for the twenty-first century.
Beginning with the Morrill Act of 1862 creating the system of land-grant universities and followed by
the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 establishing the Cooperative Extension System, Rasmussen delineated the
process by which Extension provided "quality information, education, and problem-solving programs on real
concerns," particularly in agriculture and home economics. The relevance of Extension Services in coping
with national emergencies brought on by World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II was
thoughtfully examined. Its goals and plans for the coming decades were contemplated, and modifications of
purpose and changes brought about by the technical and electronic revolutions of the past twenty years were
taken into account. Its mission was and is to educate people for a productive agriculture, an improved quality
of life, and a revitalization of rural America, and working with youth, to provide future leaders and better
citizens in urban as well as rural America.
RATIONALE FOR THE PROGRAM PLAN
The Stone County Program Plan is a document jointly written by the council and staff to identify and
address needs in broad areas of public concern.
Of historical significance, Stone County, named after Judge W.T. Stone, was organized on Feb. 10,
1851. The town of Galena was adopted as the county seat and sits on the banks of the James River. The
beautiful surroundings, crystal waters and plentiful hunting made Stone County and the Ozark Mountains an
ideal place for trappers, traders and farmers to settle in the late 1700's and early 1800's. Explorers such as
Ponce De Leon and De Soto have passed through Stone County. Indians have lived in the area include the
Osage until 1808 and the Delaware Tribes until 1829.
During the Civil War years, growth was halted by guerilla raids. Even though reconstruction after the
Civil War was hard for rugged Stone County, growth included the White River Railroad, Wilderness Road and
the Butterfield Mail Route.
The scenic beauty of the hills, fertile valleys, rivers and lakes, including Table Rock Lake, has helped
make Stone County one of the fastest growing counties in the state.
Stone County citizens envision a future that includes a vibrant rural economy based on the economic
impact of travel (tourism), transfer payments, agriculture and manufacturing. Such a future has an economic
base that provides full employment opportunities at an income level which will support a safe, ecologically
sound, healthy rural lifestyle. The future we will strive to attain will include educational opportunities to meet
the needs of the changing global work force, comprehensive affordable health care, strong community
commitment to support individual and family needs, and a responsive government.
Stone County's economic impact of travel (tourism) in 1991 was $209,764,470.00 in expenditures and
wages of $60,530,705.00 for a total of $270,295,175.00. This provided 5,237 jobs. Transfer payments
accounted for $52,737,000.00 in 1993, market value of agriculture products sold in 1998 was $22,692,000 and
manufacturing income was $13,815,000.00 in 1993.
PROGRAM THEME #1. Education: Stone County will maintain a strong educational base.
Theme Monitors: Fred M. Hall, Robert Brim and M.L. Buz Morris.
Program Focus Area #1. Our staff will work with schools to enhance programs that reduce high
school dropouts and encourage family communication through 2003.
A. Five schools in Stone County will participate in a program to reduce high school dropouts
by January 2001.
. B. Reduce dropout percentage in schools by 10% by December 31, 2002.
Program Focus Area #2. Our council will support the Tri-Lakes Telecommunication Community
Resource Center (TCRC) with six community branches. Focus Monitor: M.L. (Buz) Morris,
Robert Brim and Chris Dean.
Program Focus Area #3. Our council will encourage participation in 4-H Programs. Focus
Monitors: Mary Gandy, Mike McCullough, Fred M. Hall, Bill Atchison and Lee Young.
A. Initial planning to identify resources and specific areas to address within six months.
B. Have five (5) active clubs, 200 non-traditional participants and sixty (60) traditional club
members by January 3, 2001.
4-H Youth Development-School Enrichment-Comminity Collaboration
The 4-H Incubation and Embryology project is one of the most popular enrichment programs in
the schools today. This unit is an excellent way to discuss conception, development and birth
and people. It helps children relate what they have learned in other curriculum areas.
95% of class will observe development of the chick in the egg using the candling method.
95% of class will experience the hatch of a chick.
95% of class will experience the death of a chick, if hatch is not 100%.
80% of the incubated eggs to hatch live chicks.
Data will be obtained by an Evaluation of the 4-H school enrichment curriculum on Incubation and
Embryology. This data will include information about the impact on other school curriculum. Blue
Ribbon data will furnish the number of participants in this progam.
*Observation of the development of the chick within the egg
*Experience the hatch and possible death of a chick
*Evaluation survey to be completed at end of the program to provide impact on school curriculum.
*Compare current year data with previous year data on the Embryology project.
2. 4-H Club Program
One of the strong parts of the 4-H Club Program continues to be the Leadership Development for
volunteers and youth.
The Stone County 4-H Leadership Development themes for this plan of work are establishing and
nurturing 4-H clubs and building strong Leaders and Community Involvement.
3. Volunteer leadership Development
Volunteer leadership development includes programs, events, curricula, etc. that prepare youth
and/or adult volunteers to carry out leadership responsibilities. There are plans being made to
encourage youth and adults to become 4-H club volunteers; volunteers are needed to plan and
implement youth development programs in the county. With a high percentage of single-parent
families and/or working parents, new strategies are needed to reach out to families and youth that
have not traditionally been served. Recruitment, training, supervision and recognition of volunteers
are essential to support youth development programs.
*The number of volunteers who are working with 4-H or other youth development programs will
increase by 10%.
*There will be an increase in personal satisfaction with leadership roles.
Currently, there are 4 volunteers working with 10 youth in Stone County in 1 4-H club.
There are also 4 paid staff working with approximately 120 youth in after-school 4-H programs.
A. On-going 4-H volunteer recruitment, training, supervision and recognition efforts will be
increased. A program to pair new volunteers with an experienced volunteer mentor will be
lemented, to provide training and support for new volunteers.
B. Training and support will be provided for other youth-serving organizations to improve
volunteer recruitment and retention.
The Expansion and Review committee will identify under-served communities and audiences in
the county and help start new 4-H clubs in those communities.
4. Youth Leadership Development
Leadership development programs are a key to preparing youth for leadership roles in life. These
programs are a long term process of involement that result in development and/or enhancement of
leadership skills. Leadership development continues to be an intergral part of the 4-H youth devel-
opment program of UO/E.
*Increase by 20% the number of school-age youth in rural and urban communities who participate
in leadership development activities (serve as camp counselors, on community planning
fair boards, Safe Night committees, Youth Excel, County 4-H Councils, Regional Teen Councils,
youth, community and the like).
*The number of young people involved in 4-H Clubs will increase by 10%
*Increase by 20% the number of youth enrolled in leadership positions such as: committee member,
club officer, project group officer, leader helper, youth leader or the like.
*80% of classrooms using school enrichment projects will select students to serve in leadership
positions such as project group leader, project assistant or reporter.
Data eill be obtained from the National 4-H Impact Assessment project, county 4-H Impact
Survey and from the local Blue Ribbon Enrollment Programs. In addition, the report of the UOE
1998 deliberative group sessions will be used.
*On-going 4-H member recruitment, training, supervision and recognition efforts will be contin-
ued or increased.
*Opportunities to pair new youth leaders with an experienced teen mentor will be developed.
(Junior/Senior camp counselors for example)
*Training and support will be made available to other youth-serving boards, organizations and
committees, to show them how to, and encourage them to, involve youth as full partners in their
decision making efforts.
*The 4-H Expansion and Review committee will identify under-served communities and audiences
in the county and help start new 4-H clubs in those communities.
5. Community Involvement
Activities and events which engage youth and adults in meaningful ways can be envisioned as a base
upon which strong communities can be built. For this base to be built, young people can no longer
be kept on the fringes of community life.
The views and creativity of youth has many times been witheld from a community because youth are
often seen only in terms of thier lack of maturity and life experiences. Too many times the dreams
aspirations of youth are viewed as the thoughts of childish minds and are therefore ignored by the
more experienced members of society.
Youth must be looked to for their real potentials rather than their perceived weaknesses. For too long
youth have been described on the basis for their problems, which makes it difficult for these
individuals to become constructive community members.
Given the opportunity, youth can always make meaningful contributuions to the well being and
opment to the community in which they live. What must occur are projects which connect youth with
the community. These programs will serve to increase self-esteem and a level of competency while
improving the community as a whole.
By rejecting the pessimistic labels that have been attributed to youth, we must look for the positive
contributions these community members have to offer.
A variety of youth development programs that encourage citizenship will be made available to comm-
unities. Extension staff at the state, regional and local levels will partner with other agencies in order
to plan and carry out the most sucessful programs based on communtiy needs.
Youth participation in community service and citizenship programs will increase by 20%.
20% of participants will report increased knowledge of local, state and federal government.
Data will be obtained through the State 4-H Office, county Blue Ribbon Enrollment System, National
4-H Impact Assesment Project, County 4-H Impact Assesment Survey and Local Surveys. In
the report if the UOE 1998 deliberative group sessions will be used.
*Surveys of community leaders will assess youth involement in community service activities.
*Compare current year data with previous year community service data to show trend.
*Program evaluations will be completed at the end of every session to assess the level of acquired
knowledge in the area of local, state and federal government.
The third strategy of the Comprehensive 4-H Youth Development Plan is Community Partnerships.
The Community Partnerships contain various partners which help children, youth and families meet
their high priority needs.
*Attend 80% of the meetings for the following partners: Learn & Serve America Advisory Board,
Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board and Community 2000 Advisory Board.
*Participate in 80% of the committee meetings of these partnerships that address high priority
needs in the community.
*Be involed in 80% of the data gathering determining the assets and needs in Stone County.
*Participate in grant writing teams (as time permits) that address the high priority needs in each
To use various data such as Kids Count, Community Health Resource Assessment Team (CHART)
and various other community serveys to help determine the high priority needs for the county. To
refer to the issues of the UOE deliberative groups that relate to children, youth and families.
*Be actively involved in the community partnerships and committees mentioned above.
*Actively gather data that relates to assets and needs as determined by various community partners
and UOE deliberative groups.
*Be involved with the various grant writing trams in applying for grants that address the issues
as identified by each group.
*Participate in grant writing team implementation of grants accquired.
Program Focus Area #4. Educate citizens to support buying American whenever possible.
Focus Monitors: Fred M. Hall, Nel Howard and Esther Hollars.
Program Focus Area #5. Support Stone County continuing education of adults and youth.
Focus Monitors: M.L. Buz Morris.
Program Focus Area #6. Provide Investment Education to county citizens.
Focus Monitor: Michael Kaup.
The deliberative group process in Stone County identified a concern that citizens make wise
financial decisions for their families. A recent Womens Financial Information Program
evaluation also identified a strong interest in both the area of saving and investment and in
estate planning. programs will be coordinated on both topics by University Extension Staff.
* 70% of the participants will be able to evaluate saving and investment options.
* 20% of participants will begin to make changes to current savings and investment plans.
*15% of participants will make estate plans.
* 40% will make changes to update current estate plans.
*20% will increase their net worth.
This is a follow up area to the Womens Financial Information Program. Financial education is a
life long process. Financial planning can help clientele be more independent both before and
during retirement. Wise decision making can alleviate family disagreement when estates are
*Number of participants who can evaluate savings and investment options.
*Number who begins or make changes to current savings and investment plans.
*Number who increase their net worth.
*Individuals or families who make estate plans.
*Numbers who change or update current estate plans.
Program Focus Area #7. Encourage citizen and Stone County elected official involvement in
county and local government issues. Focus Monitors: Tony DeLong and Joe Lantz.
PROGRAM THEME #2. Economic Development: Stone County will maintain and improve
a strong economic base for county citizens.
Focu Monitors: Micheal Kaup, Sue Chase, Merle Olson and John R. Johnson.
Program Focus Area #1. There are 683 businesses in Stone County and 96.4% of the businesses
employ less than 20 people. Stone businesses provide over 4,396 jobs in the county with an annual
payroll of over 86,602,000 dollars. The largest number of requests for business information is in
the area of business start-up information. Second most requests are for expansion of existing
businesses. County planning deliberative groups identified that individual business counseling and
job development along with classes in business related subjects were a county need. It is
important for the economic well being of workers, business and industry owners and the citizens of
Stone County that educational programs for new and existing businesses be available. There is also
a need to provide training for improving the skill levels of the work force and to promote year
round employ- ment.
Among the educational programs that will be offered in the county are the following: individual
business counseling, business start-up and home based business start-up counseling, customer
relations,business financial assistance, business management training, and workforce preparedness
Small Business Development. Of the 96.4% of the businesses in Stone County that employ less
than 20 people, a real need is created to assist these businesses. UOEs business and industry
program is designed to help people who wish to start a new business or improve existing small
businesses through direct interaction, mutually beneficial partnerships and innovation to transfer
skills, knowledge and services that improve management performance. Training and educational
counseling activities relate to Starting a New Business will be conducted specifically for small
businesses. Programs will be provided in partnership with local banks, area educational
institutions, Division of Employment Security, Missouri Department of Economic
Development and other State/Federal agencies and local organizations
*Thirteen of the countys small businesses will develop or update their business plan.
*Ten new businesses will be started with the assistance and counseling by the business and industry
*At least three specialized programs will be presented to Home Based Businesses by the business and
industry specialist assisted with consumer and family economic specialist.
*Fifteen individuals will start a new business within the county.
*Forty-five percent of the participants attending the program(s) How To Start A Small Business will
go into business.
Through clientele survey with small business owners and managers who participate in the business
and industry programs, information will be gathered that captures the change among clientele in one
or more of the following area:
*Number of individuals identifying new business opportunities.
*Number of new businesses formed, including licenses issued.
*Number of recommended practices adopted.
*Number of resources clients use.
*Number of individuals choosing not to enter new businesses based on counseling and training
*Business plans developed as a result of counseling and training intervention.
*Amount of new clientele business loans secured. Sales generated in first year of business.
*Taxes paid by new business start-ups.
*Number of new jobs created by clientele.
Program Focus Area #2. Agricultural producers will attend educational programs to assist their
decision-making skills and sustain their economic base in an environmentally sound manner.
Focus Monitors: Fred M. Hall, John R. Johnson, Chris Tarter, Robert Brim, Mike McCullough
and Curtis Burton.
*Three hundred twenty (320) people will obtain information to improve productivity of their field and
lawn soils by July 15, 2003.
*Twenty people will participate in forage conferences by December 19, 2001.
*Fifteen people will participate in livestock and dairy seminars by December 20, 2002.
*Seventy people will increase their knowledge of home horticulture by improving their lawns, gardens
and flower beds through home-idea assistance programs and landscape training by April 1,2003.
Program Focus Area #3. Businesses related to the tourism industry have a tremendous impact on
the overall economic impact in Stone County. While this growth may be leveling off, tourism
continues to play a growing and vital role in the county, a trend that preliminary data suggests will
continue well into the future. While tourism isnt the whole industry within the county, there are
needs to be addressed coupled with training in customer relations, marketing and imaging.
While the numbers of tourist continue to seek the services of local businesses, businesses need to be
prepared to greet them and meet their individual needs by skilled and talented employees. In fact the
world of work today demands workers who can learn on their own, and in teams to make decisions
and communicate effectively. New jobs need to be created to encourage year round employment.
Programs will empower individuals with knowledge and skills to explore, enter and compete in the
workplace. Resources for these programs may include hands on activities, role-playing and speakers
from local businesses as well as the business and industry specialist.
*Twenty tourist related businesses will employ at least three additional employees.
*At least twenty-five individuals will attend programs co-sponsored with the Small Business
*Thirty percent of those businesses attending tourist related programs would request individual
counseling for support with human resource procedure.
Baseline Data: Data will be generated by an occupational profile of the county using employment
figures, percentage of unemployed people and other guidelines provided by the Division of
Security. Follow-up surveys went to program participants by SBDC and SBA questionnaires will
assist with individual satisfaction of counseling. Additional data from the Departments of Tourism,
Revenue (Sales Taxes collected), and Labor.
Total number of individuals making a career change.
A. Tracking and comparing unemployment figures with previous years.
B. Interviews with a sampling of employers in coordination wit SBDC and SBA.
C. Traffic counts comparison with previous years.
D. Number of new business licenses for the county and individual cities.
Program Focus Area #4. Affordable housing for workers and senior citizens will be addressed.
Focus Monitors: Nel Howard, Sue Chase, Barbara Booth, Dorothy Shamblin and Mary Gandy.
Statistics from 1990 show that 14.6 percent of households in Stone County were cost burdened. Cost
burdened identified households with less than $20,000 annual income who are paying 30 percent or
more of their income in housing costs. Currently only 1 housing unit for low-income families
exists in northern Stone County. Figures from 1990 show 7,885 occupied housing units in Stone
County of which 19.8% are mobile homes and 13.3 percent are housing units built before 1950.
*Consumers will enroll in the Home Works educational program.
*Fifty percent of participants will report increased knowledge of basic home care and preventative
maintenance and financial matters related to home ownership.
*Fifty percent of participants will report adoption of one or more home maintenance and financial
management practices recommended in the course.
*One additional housing unit will be built for qualifying low-income clientele.
The Home Works educational program can help families get through the initial months of home
owner- ship. Homeowners must provide necessary maintenance to prevent serious deterioration to
their home. Falling behind in house payments or overextending themselves through home equity
loans are also real possibilities for new homeowners.
*Number of participants who attend the HomeWorks sessions.
*Number of participants showing increased knowledge through the evaluation process.
*Number of participants reporting the adoption of one or more recommended practices.
*Housing unit built for low-income clientele.
Program Focus Area #5. Existing Businesses Assistance/Support. A strong economic base is
essential to strong committees and community-life to stimulate full-time manufacturing and other
businesses. Supporting existing businesses help develop this strong, essential economic base. There
are 683 existing businesses in Stone County. Failing to support the business sector, the
community will not only overlook a tremendous source of job creation (over 67% of net jobs created
annually in the U.S. are from the small business sector), it will also be generally less successful in
efforts to retain new businesses. Stone County deliberative group participants identified an increase in
new markets and workforce preparedness, as major business needs. A major business/employer
need in Stone County for the years 2000-2003 is having a skilled, prepared work force. The
unemployment rate as of December 1998 in Stone County was 7.1% with 862 of the civilian labor
workforce listed as unemployed. The year average unemployment rate was 12.1%. Unfortunately
Stone County still experiences variant unemploy-
ment cycles, especially during the months of January, February and March. To help businesses meet
the changing work force requirements and environment, employee skills need to constantly be
updated. New jobs need to be created. Continued attempts to encourage local businesses to develop
year round employ- ment will be a major thrust.
*At least five of the existing manufacturing businesses in the county will expand their business.
*At least twenty individuals attending financial planning programs will implement new book-
*Seventy-five percent of those businesses attending business workshops will employ two
or more individuals.
*Thirty-five percent of those businesses attending business workshops will request individual
counseling for support with human resource procedures.
Through clientele survey and individual reports from small business owners and managers and
government and nonprofit organizational leaders who participate in the business and industry programs,
information will be gathered that captures the change among clientele in one or more of the following
*Adoption of recommended practices
*Increase in business profits
*Increased participation in business networks
*Increased use of business resources
*Number of business plans developed as a result of counseling and training intervention
*Amount of new clientele business loans secured
*Sales generated by businesses
*Taxes paid by businesses
*Number of new jobs created by clientele.
*Increased potential advance and career opportunities.
Program Focus Area #6. Family values are an integral part of family strengths. Supporting
educational programs will be implemented. Focus Monitors: Joe E. Lantz and all council members who
are elected and appointed.
KIDS COUNT for 1998 has identified Stone County trends which have changed for the worse as:
enrollees in free/reduced school lunches, mothers without high school diplomas, low birth weight
infants, high school dropouts and teen violent deaths. Trends for the better are: infant mortality, child
deaths, probable causes of child abuse, out-of-home placement and births to teens. The Building Strong
Families Program is a thirteen module program designed to assist working parents with dependents
identify strengths of their own families and learn skills to build upon those strengths to help improve
*At least 50 parents will enroll in the program; at least 40 will complete the program.
*Eight or more community agencies/organizations will join University Extension in planning and
implementing the Building Strong Familys program in Stone County.
*Thirty participants will report increased knowledge in seven of the thirteen educational modules
included in the program
*Thirty participants will report an increased confidence and practices of parenting.
* Thirty participants will adopt at least three new practices recommended in the program.
*Thirty participants will indicate through a needs assessment survey their needs in other educational
The Building Strong Families program has not been offered in Stone County. A pretest survey of the
participants will be used to determine current family practices. Experience from other sites indicates that
75%-85% of the participants will adopt at least two to the recommended practices.
*Total number of agencies/organizations participating in the community coalition to plan and implement
*Total number of participants completing the total course.
*Total number of participants showing increased knowledge through the Building Strong
Families evaluation process.
*Total number of participants indicating better parenting skills
*Total lnumber of parents who adopt one or more recommended family practices.
*Total number of participants requesting additional information that could be met by
University Outreach and Extension in the future.
These requests will be used for future program planning.
PROGRAM THEME #3. Environment: With the strong citizen concern in the county about
septic tanks, and the large influx of tourists and water and waste quality concerns, environmental
issues will be addressed.
Program Focus Area #1. Our staff will work with citizens, schools and related agencies to promote
educational understanding and knowledge about composting. Focus Monitors: Robert Brim,
Esther Hollars and Lee Young.
A. Initial planning to identify resources and specific areas to address within six months.
B. Present a lawn composting workshop to thirty participants by December 2001.
C. A co-composting project of bio-solids and waste stream materials will be supported with related
agencies through 2003.
D. A team approach will be used in working with citizens on waste management issues to assure
compliance with regulations through 2003.
E. Monitor the wise use of federal dollars for water run-off control and containment in the White
River Basin and the James/Finley River Watershed.
Program Focus Area #2. Water Quality of county lakes and streams will be addressed.
Focus Monitors: Tony DeLong, Fred M. Hall, Esther Hollars and Sue Chase.
A. Initial planning to identify resources and specific areas to address within six months.
B. Support county commission and county health department on septic and sewer regulations
C. Work with at least one school in adapting and working with a "Stream Team" through December
D. Address proper pesticide usage by motels, home owners, rural and urban businesses, and farmers
Program Theme #4 Nutrition:
Description of the FNEP prorgam:
FNEP(Family Nutrition Education Program) is federally funded and was designed to increase
the quality of nutritional intake for food stamp recipients and limited resource families. The focus
is to help young people learn how to make wise choices for the benefit of their health and to develop
sound eating and exercise habits leading to optimal nutrition and overall improved health. The
target audience for FNEP is youth, parenting teens in a school setting, and families with children. The
NEA(Nutrition Education Assistant) may enroll homemakers (Homemakers being defined as the
one whose primary resposibility for the food purchase and preparation in the home), who then assist
in determining what food and nutrition lessons will be taught by the NEA. The NEA is to reach the
stated objectives uses standardized curricula and food demonstations.
The Southwest region has 17% of its population less than 100% of the poverty guidelines and 43.8%
at less than 200% of poverty (per www.health.state.mo.us). Families living in poverty expend a high
percentage of their income on food. It is important that Southwest Missouri residents have access to
nutrition and health education. Good nutrition coupled with handling food safely is a significant
factor in the health and well being of Southwest Missouri residents.
Outcome: Indivduals and families will have optimal lifelong health and wellness.
Objectives: FNEP enrolled will make dietary decisions according to USDA guidelines.
FNEP enrolled homemakers will improve dietary intake.
FNEP enrolled homemakers will adopt eating behaviors that promote heatlth and
Activities: Nutrition lessons, food recalls and folld behavior checklists.
Indicators: FNEP enrolled homemakers will increase fruits and vegetable intake to 5 servings
FNEP enrolled homemakers will increase grain product intake to 6 servings per day.
FNEP enrolled homemakers will reduce fat intake to 30% of total calories.
Measures: 35% of FNEP enrolled homemakers will increase fruits and vegetable intake to 5
servings per day.
35% of FNEP enrolled homemakers will increase grain product intake to 6 servings
35% of FNEP enrolled homemakers will reduce fat intake to 30% of total calories.
Objectives: Youth enrolled in FNEP will increase use of USDA guidelines in food safety and
knowledge of the food guide pyramid.
Indicators: Teachers observe increased handwashing by students after receiving hand washing
lessons for food safety.
Students less than 10 years of age can place foods on the food guide pyramid
properly after receiving nutrition lessons on the food pyramid.
Measures: 50% of students increased appropriate handwashing as observed by their teachers.
50% of students accurately placed foods on the food guide pyramid as determined
By pre and post tests.
The Stone County University Outreach & Extension Program Plan of work for 1999-2003 focuses on
three major areas: education, economic development and environment. Within each of these three
major areas (program themes), we have identified program focus areas, measurable objectives and
appropriate theme and focus monitors. On a continuing basis, the Stone County Extension Council will
progress, determine the priorities to be emphasized for the coming year and assist in developing the
resources necessary to address the needs.
The Stone County Extension program is designed to serve the needs of Stone County citizens. We ask
each of you to help us by sharing your suggestions with the County Extension Council for improvement