Website has information for farmers affected by wet weather

Frequent and heavy rains this spring and summer have resulted in challenges to plant, crop and animal agriculture. This website contains our best information to assist those impacted. Read more

Lawn and garden
Brown patch lawn disease could erupt in yards this summer

This fungal disease of turfgrass loves heat and moisture. As the name implies, it shows up as a brown patch of grass. It kind of tricks the homeowner into providing what it needs.  Listen to the audio. Read more

Natural resources
The noise, noise, noise, noise

This could be a noisy summer. A brood of 17-year periodical cicadas will emerge in northwestern Missouri, and a brood of 13-year periodical cicadas will surface in southeastern Missouri. Read more

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
MU Nursing Outreach helps RNs learn leadership skills

Loch Haven's clinical, administrative and support staff provide 24-hour care for residents. It's important that everyone is in tune and keeping tempo. Watch the video. Read more

Community and leadership
Bridging the gap between science and art

Cameron Christensen listens to the vibrations produced by a bug on a plant at the Summers @ Mizzou camp “The Arts as a Portal to Science Communication.” Credit: Caleb O’Brien, Bond Life Sciences Center Read more

Nutrition and health
Farmers market vendor struggles with arthritis

Gene Langford is a farmers market pioneer. He began selling garden produce 25 years ago. That was around the same time he developed arthritis, but that didn’t stop him from expanding his operation. Read more

Franklin County 4-H'er elected state president

Laura Bardot, a sophomore at MU, hails from Lonedell, a Franklin County town so small that it doesn’t have its own population sign. She studies science and agricultural journalism and animal sciences. Read more

Emergency management
Be prepared for flooded roads

Flooding is a potential threat in many parts of Missouri. And even if your house is not in a flood plain, you may drive through one on your way home.Never try to drive through moving water. Read more

Families and relationships
Having a furry friend may enhance, extend human life

There are a number of explanations for exactly how pets offer health benefits. First of all, pets need walking, feeding, grooming, and encourage lots of playing and petting. Read more

Home and consumer life
Importance of personal financial planning for college graduates

Unfortunately, financial literacy in the United States is not widespread. Most high school students fail a personal finance exam and college students score just 62 percent. Read more

Business and careers
On the road to a new life

MU Extension Business Development Program's Missouri Employment and Training Program (METP) gave this father of four, right, the confidence to start a new life and get a good job. Read more

Fitting activity into a busy day

Use a cordless, wireless or hands-free phone and walk while you talk. Do laps around the house or around your workplace, pace back and forth in your office, or step out from the tractor and cross the field. Read more

MU Extension conference for farm women set for Sept. 11-12

Topics include a crop and livestock marketing outlook, how to start an ag tourism venture, Missouri fence laws, livestock health, home energy efficiency and more. Read more

Plan meals for families on the go

Save money, time and stress by planning meals this school year. Read more

Public invited to Osher at Mizzou open house and film, August 28

The event, which is free and open to anyone interested in learning about Osher at Mizzou, kicks off with a 1 p.m. screening of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, followed by a reception with light snacks.. Read more

Disaster loans available in 16 Missouri counties

Homeowners, renters and nonprofit organizations as well as businesses in 16 counties in Missouri may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read more

Leaves of three, let it be

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a native perennial weed that can occur in landscapes, woods, fencerows, pastures and haylands across the U.S. Read more

Preserving saves garden bounty for a cold winter night

When the vegetables are getting ripe faster than you can eat them, save them for a cold winter night when you can't go harvest them from the garden. Read more

46 to be inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

The Missouri 4-H Foundation annually recognizes the work of 4-H friends and volunteers through its annual recognition and awards program. Read more

MU soybean specialist gives advice on what to do with 2015 seed

"Buyer beware" when purchasing carryover soybean seed from online sites. Why put your whole crop next year at risk to save a few dollars? Read more

Helping children get along with friends

Children who have friends are less lonely and depressed. They are also more likely to feel confident and good about themselves. Read more

Herbicide wind drift likely to increase with new soybean varieties

The new varieties offer more options for soybean producers contending with the growing number of weeds resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides. But there's a downside. Read more

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