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.
His ghost stories are eye-popping, heart-stopping, white-knuckle, edge-of-the-seat thrilling. Larry Brown’s voice rises and plummets to tell the story of the Missouri jailbreaker ghost. Watch the video.
Chris Allen wanted out of the bed. He argued with hospital staff that he needed to go home to harvest crops, feed cattle and cut firewood to heat his farmhouse.
It’s that time of year when many people are harvesting their sweet potatoes. As you dig those tasty roots from the ground, it’s hard not to think of that special sweet potato casserole that is a fall favorite.
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.
There are many steps to creating a beautiful, productive garden. Our new publication helps both beginning and experienced gardeners. Watch the video.
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.
Aquatic plants are important components of the ecosystem of a pond or lake. Aquatic vegetation provides food and cover for fish and beneficial invertebrates.
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.
Not to upset the apple cart, but not all apples are created equal for pie-making. It’s as American as apple pie to ponder which of the 7,500 varieties is the right pick for your fall dessert.
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.
These tips can help until the professionals arrive.
The two primary requirements for soybean seed germination are temperatures above 50 degrees F and seed moisture percentages greater than 50 percent.
Feeder cattle prices are setting records. With high prices at slaughter and corn dropping more than $2 per bushel, feeder cattle are more valuable.
If you operate a small business, Halloween offers nearly unlimited opportunities to promote your business — and have a little fun at the same time.
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.
All bluegrasses can be identified by a boat-shaped leaf tip and folded vernation.
What are the secrets for people who are able to navigate through tough times and bounce back?
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.
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.
An ongoing program with MU Extension helps private companies and public agencies address this impending management vacuum.
A slice of advice on picking the perfect apple.
MU Extension near you
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
- Character Councils 9 a.m.
- Stay Strong, Stay Healthy 9 a.m. in Higginsville
- Entrepreneur Workshop 9 a.m. in Florissant
- Stay Strong, Stay Healthy,- Advanced, Bates County 9:45 a.m. in Butler
- Stay Strong, Stay Healthy-Bates 11 a.m. in Butler
- Tai Chi for Health - UMKC noon in Kansas City
- Stay Strong, Stay Healthy for special needs adults 12:30 p.m. in Fulton
- Stay Strong, Stay HealthyAdvanced 1 p.m. in Galena
- 2014 Master Gardener Core Training - Taney County 1:30 p.m. in Hollister
- Tai Chi for Health - Longview Community College 3 p.m. in Lee's Summit
- Stay Strong, Stay Healthy 4 p.m. in Fulton
- Stay Strong, Stay Healthy - Maysville Sept-Nov, 2014 4 p.m. in Maysville
- Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Advanced - Maysville Sept-Nov, 2014 4 p.m. in Maysville
- Master Gardeners of Greene County Hotline Development Training 4 p.m. in Springfield
- Focus on Kids - Saline County 5:30 p.m. in Marshall
- University of Missouri-Shelby County Extension Council Meeting 5:30 p.m. in Shelbyville
- Building Strong Families 5:45 p.m. in Jackson
- Eat Well Be Well with Diabetes - Ste. Genevieve Community Center 6 p.m. in Ste. Genevieve