Pork producers step up biosecurity

Guarding against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus takes vigilance and sacrifice. These efforts have kept Missouri numbers lower than national figures. However PEDV remains a major threat to the pork industry. Read more

4-H chick in the classroom project hatches interest in science

For more than five decades, elementary students in Missouri classrooms have flocked around 4-H specialists to learn the science of embryology. This year 1,500 dozen eggs were distributed statewide. Read more

Lawn and garden
Carrots are super health food for the garden

Sweet, full of vitamins and antioxidants, carrots should entice you as a winner for your home garden. This is a vegetable that is extremely nutritious. Read more

Emergency management
Basic features of a shelter or safe room

Having a shelter or a safe room built into or near the home can help protect your family from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds. Read more

Nutrition and health
Storing canned foods

Many people have questions about the storage of canned goods. Start with a good quality product. If you are purchasing canned goods, choose those that are not rusted, dented, scratched or bulging. Read more

Natural resources
Attracting bluebirds to your property

Eastern bluebirds are a popular species and recognized as Missouri's state bird. Fortunately these birds can be easily attracted to home and farm landscapes. Read more

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
Book tells story of former slave who helped found Missouri schools

A new children's book released during Black History Month tells the story of a former slave who helped organize rural schools for blacks in Missouri. Watch the video. Read more

Families and relationships
Respecting privacy and maintaining trust when monitoring teens

As children become teenagers, parents may wonder what happened to the children who once shared information freely. Some parents may also be concerned when teens want to spend more time away from family. Read more

Home and consumer life
Compact fluorescent light bulbs help save energy and money

Government cost-comparison figures indicate a 167-day lamp life for a 100-watt incandescent bulb, compared to a 1,642-day lamp life for a CFL bulb, translating into an estimated $63 in savings. Read more

Community and leadership
'Breast Cancer Dialogues' playing in rural communities

Theater helps us understand life. And few life experiences match the emotional complexities of breast cancer, which affects one of every eight women in the U.S. Watch the video and listen to the audio. Read more

Business and careers
Logboat Brewing Co. LLC in Columbia brewing a success

Every beer lover knows it takes a combination of hops, barley, malt and water mashed together and cooked to make beer. But there's much more to brewing than that. Read more

Don't panic, but do file an extension

Income tax extensions are easy to file and give filers some breathing room. You can get an automatic six-month extension of time to file from the Internal Revenue Service. Read more

Identity theft prevention: Should you freeze your credit reports?

Unless you live in a bubble, it is hard to totally prevent identity theft. Read more

New software helps farmers manage nutrients

Nutrient management helps farmers set rates and timing of fertilizer applications. Read more

Older family members and finances

How could you tell your parents how to live and spend their money? Read more

Soil tests a worthwhile investment for your lawn and garden

If you haven't had a soil test in the past few years, it would be a worthwhile investment. Read more

Time to plant peas

Peas will never be considered an exotic food. They've been cultivated for at least 5,000 years. This ancient plant is a cool-season vegetable that needs to be planted early. Listen to the audio. Read more

Severe-weather resources

University of Missouri Extension has an extensive collection of resources and links to help individuals, families and communities prepare for and recover from weather-related emergencies and other disasters. Read more

TV host joins Mizzou Botanic Garden to celebrate gardening

The Mizzou Botanic Garden's two-day celebration of the University of Missouri's 175th anniversary will feature television host and gardening expert P. Allen Smith. Read more

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