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The Columbia City Council will vote Monday night to authorize a letter of agreement with “Stock Healthy, Shop Healthy” and Los Tres Hermanos grocery on Business Loop 70.

“Stock Healthy, Shop Healthy” is a program with MU extension and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, that aim to prevent food deserts in the community. According to the USDA, a food desert is areas of low access to quality fruits and vegetables within a 10-mile radius. In 2015, Downtown Columbia was on that list. Program Director Kara Lubischer talks about the program's multistep approach.

MU Extension Communications Lays Off Some New Employees

Jun 13, 2016
KBIA

MU Extension Communications is drastically reducing the size of its news footprint effective Tuesday. MU Extension Communications laid off two full-time employees and one part-time employee in the Extension news group.

They also let go one employee in its web group. MU Extension Communications Director Dennis Gagnon said there are several groups within communications that perform various functions for Extension. He said this leaves one designated news employee on staff.