Agriculture
Workshops on preventing, responding to disease outbreaks set

In recent years, emerging threats have included porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has killed at least 8 million pigs since 2013, and the H5N2 avian flu that led to the loss of 48 million birds last year. Read more

Lawn and garden
Straw bale gardening offers options for gardeners

Straw bale gardens are becoming popular with growers who are plagued with poor soil or limited garden space. It combines container gardening and raised-bed gardening into a green-thumb package. Read more

Natural resources
Chipmunks nuisances

Chipmunks may range over an acre, but their individual territories often are much smaller. Two to four animals may inhabit an acre; their population is dependent upon the availability of food and cover. 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

Community and leadership
Welcome to Alianzas

Our program is here to facilitate and promote effective intercultural communication. We form alliances with MU Extension specialists, Latino residents and the larger community of Missouri. Read more

Nutrition and health
Beans are inexpensive, healthy and convenient

Beans are one of the best values around. One cup of cooked pinto beans provides 14 grams of fiber, 14 grams of protein, less than one gram of fat and around 230 calories. Read more

4-H
Linda Jo Turner named '4-H Bridge Builder'

Lorene Trickey, right, wife of former Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee Nelson Trickey, and daughter Linda Trickey, left, present the Nelson Trickey 4-H Bridge Builder Award to Jo Turner. Read more

Emergency management
Reduce your risk of injury or death from lightning

If you see lightning, count the seconds until you hear thunder, then divide by five. This is the distance in miles the lightning is away. Any distance less than 10 miles puts you in danger. Seek shelter immediately. Read more

Families and relationships
Car seat safety

Car crashes kill more children 1 to 14 years old than any other cause, so adults need to know which child safety seats to use and how to install them correctly. Read more

Home and consumer life
MU Extension offers mobile energy education unit

The mobile unit gives homeowners and renters an opportunity to learn different ways they can make their home more efficient, comfortable and less expensive to heat or cool. Read more

Business and careers
BDP creates/retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1B in increased sales

University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program creates or retains 24,000 jobs, nearly $1 billion in increased client sales for Missouri businesses. Read more

Beware of misleading nutrition claims

There are many new recommendations to gain better health, get fit, lose weight and be healthier. Read more

Pig disease on upswing in U.S.

Disease outbreak workshop offers new information on how to prevent and control spread. Read more

Large amounts of stored surplus grain need attention with safety in mind

The perfect storm exists for more grain bin accidents in 2017 since farmers are storing more grain on-farm than ever before. Read more

Small-acreage conference offers large lineup of speakers

Topics include beekeeping, cover crops, Missouri fence law, poultry, growing blueberries, agroforestry and more. Read more

Learn to make food and money at Mid-Missouri Expo, Feb. 25

MU Extension sponsors the event for those who want to grow food and develop horticulture and livestock enterprises. Read more

Farmers needed for Missouri strip trial program

Strip trials are multiple long strips laid out side by side in a field. Researchers and growers compare different management practices on each strip. Read more

Give your Valentine's Day flowers some TLC

Your flowers will last longer if kept watered and fed. Read more

Watch the weather to avoid atrazine runoff

Atrazine runoff means wasted money. Read more

Grow Your Farm sessions begin in Rolla

MU Extension, through a grant from the USDA will help veterans, Latinos and socially disadvantaged persons who want to farm, offers the program to increase agribusinesses and enterprise development. Read more

Follow heart-healthy tips to help prevent a heart attack

Your total cholesterol is made up of three parts: low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high density lipoproteins (HDL) and triglycerides. Read more

Wine conference offers tasting, trade show, workshops

Missouri grape growers and winemakers can learn from peers, researchers and industry experts at the University of Missouri Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium. Read more

Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Read more

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