Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
Examining the future of MU Extension

A panel of past recipients of the C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship discuss extension's strengths, challenges and long-term goals for helping Missourians thrive. Watch the video. Read more

Community and leadership
MU collaborates with community on audio tour of historic Lexington

Visitors to historic Lexington, Missouri, can learn about the town's rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through the MU Extension Community Arts Program. Read more

Agriculture
Sudden death syndrome appears in Missouri soybean fields

Fusarium virguliforme, a soil fungus, produces striking foliage symptoms, which first appear on upper leaves as scattered yellow blotches. Farmers scout fields thoroughly for SDS symptoms. Read more

Nutrition and health
New program helps small retailers offer healthy food

You don’t have transportation to the grocery store. You’re traveling. You need something quick and healthy to eat. But it’s not always easy to find healthy and affordable food. Read more

4-H
A stitch in 4-H time

Jenny Doan joined 4-H and learned to sew and quilt. Decades later, in 2008, she and her husband and children stitched together Missouri Star Quilt Co. of Hamilton. Read more

Lawn and garden
Garden journal and calendar available from MU Extension

There are many steps to creating a beautiful, productive garden. Our new publication helps both beginning and experienced gardeners. Watch the video. Read more

Emergency management
Thunder and lightning

If you hear thunder, lightning is near. Just because it’s not raining, doesn’t mean you aren’t in danger. Most people are struck by lightning before or after the thunderstorm. Read more

Natural resources
Controlling cottontail rabbit damage

Some people enjoy seeing rabbits around their lawns, others wish to keep rabbits away to protect crops, gardens or landscaping. Even those who enjoy rabbits may need to control rabbit damage. Read more

Families and relationships
Boost early brain development

Scientists have discovered how early brain development and the parent-child relationship interact to create a foundation for future learning. Here are guidelines to help children build their brain power. Read more

Home and consumer life
Save some green on gasoline this summer

The typical Missouri vehicle uses approximately 600 gallons of fuel and is driven more than 16,000 miles each year. The following tips can help you save some green on gasoline this summer and year-round. Read more

Business and careers
LMG Construction Services, LLC of Kansas City a success

Lisa Garney's CV reads like a superheroine's: Construction supervisor and jack-of-most trades, attorney, pilot, White House intern, London School of Economics graduate and more. Read more

Seed germination before harvest

The two primary requirements for soybean seed germination are temperatures above 50 degrees F and seed moisture percentages greater than 50 percent. Read more

Lower feed costs, less production lead to record livestock prices

Feeder cattle prices are setting records. With high prices at slaughter and corn dropping more than $2 per bushel, feeder cattle are more valuable. Read more

20 ways to scare up more business for Halloween

If you operate a small business, Halloween offers nearly unlimited opportunities to promote your business — and have a little fun at the same time. Read more

Veterans invited to Armed to Farm event, Oct. 24

Veterans interested in agriculture are invited to attend the Armed to Farm program at the Small Farmers Trade Show and Conference at Midwest Exchange Regional Stockyards in Mexico, Missouri. The event runs Oct. 23-25. Read more

Understanding those bluegrasses

All bluegrasses can be identified by a boat-shaped leaf tip and folded vernation. Read more

Becoming more resilient

What are the secrets for people who are able to navigate through tough times and bounce back? Read more

Despite lower crop prices, survey shows land prices up in 2014

Results of the 2014 MU Extension annual land value survey of lenders, appraisers and brokers showed an increase for cropland values by 4.6 percent, nearly double predicted last year. Read more

Women in ag conference to look at swine health

Women pork producers can learn about new vaccines to combat porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) at the annual Pearls of Production conference Nov. 7 and 8. Read more

Management training critical for employers as baby boomers retire

An ongoing program with MU Extension helps private companies and public agencies address this impending management vacuum. Read more

The apple of my pie

A slice of advice on picking the perfect apple. Read more

New signs welcome drivers to Audrain County

The MU Extension Council wants to welcome drivers entering the county and remind them of the many services Read more

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