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FRTI trains firefighters for propane fires

Flames shoot more than 50 feet in the air from a propane truck as a band of firefighters move slowly toward it. The only thing between them and the fire is a wall of water. Watch the video. Read more

Community and leadership
Storyteller brings black history to life

Storyteller Bobby Norfolk celebrates Black History Month every month. He brings to life stories that relate to social justice in a way that is entertaining for all ages. Read more

Agriculture
Bird flu pops up at Asbury and Fortuna turkey farms

If contained, H5N2 should have little impact on the state's poultry industry. According to the USDA’s National Veterinary Services, this is the first time this strain of avian influenza has been found in Missouri. Read more

Nutrition and health
Cooking with canned goods

Here are easy-to-prepare recipes using canned chicken as the main ingredient with cooking and preparation tips, measurement conversions and  safety measures. See all of the Can-Do series, Read more

4-H
4-H partnership and movie send anti-bullying message

The story of Marshall the Miracle Dog has inspired a book, a movie and a youth mentoring program. The movie features strong anti-bullying and animal rescue themes. Read more

Lawn and garden
2015 is the year of the coleus

Mention coleus to most gardeners and mental images of shade-loving plants with colorful leaves come to mind. This colorful yet durable plant adapts well to a wide range situations. Read more

Emergency management
Laundry packets pack a harmful punch to children

While they may look and feel fun, highly concentrated soap pods cause rapid vomiting, wheezing, gasping, sleepiness, eye damage and, in rare cases, death. Read more

Natural resources
Harvesting timber can provide multiple benefits

A standing tract of timber can bring anywhere from $300 to $700 per acre. Harvesting is a selective process of removing mature trees. About half of the volume can be removed in a sustainable manner. Read more

Families and relationships
A new kind of love: Living apart together

Retirees Joyce Huber and Bob Dolliver are among the growing number of adults who are in committed relationships but live apart. They’re known as LATs, which stands for living apart together. Watch the video. Read more

Home and consumer life
Save part of your tax refund

The nonprofit organization America Saves suggests a 30-40-30 plan for the past, present and future: Designate 30 percent of your refund to pay off debt and catch up on outstanding bills. Watch the video. Read more

Business and careers
Production Products Manufacturing and Sales Co. — St. Louis City

This firm is probably the country’s largest producer of chemical and biological protective shelters and equipment for our military and allies. These shelter maker tackles Ebola — and the future. Read more

Energy programs explore efficiency and alternatives

By attending one of the programs and implementing practices discussed, you can be guaranteed a no-risk return on your investment. Read more

Viticulturist to work with wineries

Dean Volenberg will work with Missouri's 132 wineries and 150 grape growers. He will help growers expand their operations and elevate the quality of their grapes and wines. Read more

America's largest seed fund coming to Columbia, May 1

Program managers from federal funding agencies representing $2.5 billion will explain the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program funding and answer questions. Read more

Youngsters learn to make healthy snacks

The statewide program teaches kids that healthy, tasty food doesn't have to be boring or hard to make. Watch the video. Read more

Podcasts examine police and racial conflict

Listen to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presentations What's Up with Ferguson and Why Cops Pull the Trigger. Read more

Festival inspired Gladys Coggswell to pursue storytelling

Coggswell is one of 28 regional storytellers who will tell tales, spin yarns and enchant those attending the festival during its 36th annual event. Read more

Severe-weather resources from MU Extension

Review our 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

Sanitize tools for good garden hygiene

Just like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools. Read more

Business aims to link autistic workers with tech jobs

Teacher Teri Walden and physician Becky Llorens met a couple of years ago and bonded over a common concern. Listen to the video.Watch the video. Read more

Don't guess on garden fertilizer

The best way to make sure your plants get the right nutrients is to have the soil tested. Read more

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