Emergency management
Flood resources from MU Extension

Families returning to their flooded homes should be cautious during the cleanup process. In addition to other hazards, floodwater may contain sewage and biological contaminants that can linger in the home. Read more

Business and careers
Cohen Architectural Woodworking, LLC — St. James

Phillip Cohen, founder and CEO of Cohen Architectural Woodworking, St. James, is the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2017 Small Business Person of the Year for Missouri. Read more

Community and leadership
Mizzou ranked among nation's best public schools

Mizzou ranks 46th out of 499 four-year public institutions across the country, based on 22 indicators of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. Read more

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
MU FRTI receives new specialized mobile fire training simulator

The system is incorporated with a trailer to make training as accessible as possible. The institute offers 80 percent of its training in the field to meet career and volunteer fire service schedules and needs. Read more

Learn how to grow hops at MU field day

Horticulturists planted hops at the MU Bradford Research Center. The research will help the growing number of home beer brewers who want to grow their own hops. Read more

Lawn and garden
Clematis, 'Queen of the Vines,' climbs in popularity

Few flowering ornamentals are as exquisite as the clematis. The majestic splendor of this vertical climber is hard to pass by in nurseries and greenhouses, Read more

Natural resources
Rare fish, found only in Perry County, reveals improved water quality

The small, endangered fish lives only in Perry County caves. MDC biologists recently found 11 egg nests in seven of the county’s 15 major caves. MDC has researched grotto sculpin for more than a decade. Read more

Nutrition and health
Asparagus, the food of emperors, reigns supreme

A meal of asparagus is a good spring tonic and sets the stage for an entire growing season of more healthful eating because of the availability of fresh vegetables from the garden. Read more

4-H pledges to re-engage millions of alumni to help grow 4-H

4-H, the largest youth development program in the nation, is calling on all alumni to raise their hands to help bring 4-H to 10 million youth by 2025. Raise your hand if you or someone you know is a Missouri alum. Read more

Families and relationships
Spring cleaning with young children

Spring is the time of year for cleaning. Your young children can help with cleaning tasks, especially when they are members of a team that works together. Read more

Home and consumer life
Vegetable with an image problem

Beets have been consumed by humans for over 5000 years. The first beets produced long, thin roots. Therefore, it most likely was the leaves of beets that were harvested and used as a pot herb. Read more

Iris, a common flower with uncommon beauty, shines in Missouri

A perennial plant that grows on creeping rhizomes, iris date back more than 3,000 years to the reign of King Thutmose III of Egypt. Read more

Water testing: What to test for

Testing and treatment can be expensive and time-consuming, but they are the only ways a homeowner can ensure a safe and reliable water supply. Read more

Producers tell merits of alfalfa at Ozark tour

Good hay doesn't have to come over the state line. Plenty of good hay grows in Missouri's Ozark region. Read more

Air conditioner needs regular maintenance to be efficient

Things like low refrigerant levels, dirty fans and filters, loose or worn belts, and clogged condenser coils can seriously hinder the A/C unit's cooling ability. Read more

AgrAbility raises awareness of medicines' side effects

Pharm to Farm fills health care gaps for farmers. Read more

Farmers facing replant still have time to stay with intentions

Growers vary in their regional situations and, depending on their circumstances, some will decide to switch to soybeans earlier than others. Read more

Cleansing rain helps wheat after flood

Wait and see, say MU crops specialists. Read more

Livestock owners learn improved grass use

The first step in better grazing takes dividing big pastures into small paddocks. By grazing small areas, cows do less walking on their feed. The why and how of management-intensive grazing will be taught at the MU Extension Center in Boone County, May 17-18. Read more

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month

High blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, which are two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Read more

Resource centers for flood disaster assistance to open

Individuals, families, businesses and farmers affected by flooding can seek assistance and information from public, private and faith-based organizations at multi-agency resource centers Monday, May 8, in Newton and McDonald counties. MARCs in additional counties will open later in the week. Read more

After a flood, think food safety

Organisms in floodwater might include pathogens like E. coli and salmonella, which can cause foodborne illness. Read more

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