We started the Empire Market in 2018, to increase access to fresh, locally grown food for our citizens and to provide another venue for small growers, bakers, and other makers to sell at. Along the way, we’ve learned a few things.

Freeman Health System is a proud recipient of the Missouri Platinum Level Workplace Wellness Award for its worksite wellness program designed to improve quality of life for employees.

The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest MO was awarded a $4,000 stipend from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) for improving employee health through worksite wellness programs.

The Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) is a partner-driven council housed in Columbia, Missouri with MU Extension and is composed of professionals across the state from diverse backgrounds, including educators, government officials, healthcare providers, nonprofit representatives, and others.