Agriculture
AgrAbility program helps horse trainer begin ride of his life

Zane Volkmann always wanted to be a horse trainer. A serious accident weeks before his senior year of high school slowed his gait, but it didn’t throw him. Watch the video. Read more

Nutrition and health
Food safety tips for shoppers at farmers markets

Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment. But shoppers should also pay attention to food safety. Read more

4-H
FilmFest 4-H gives youths a chance to show the world

Filmmakers from nine states gathered in St. Louis to learn advanced techniques from film industry professionals at the fourth annual FilmFest 4-H. The event helps youths ages 11 to 18 hone skills. Read more

Lawn and garden
Mizzou Mobile Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab diagnoses on the go

The laboratory on wheels can respond to turf problems on golf courses and sports fields quickly and effectively. Lee Miller, turfgrass pathologist, examines a grass sample from a putting green. Watch the video. Read more

Emergency management
Thunder and lightning

If you hear thunder, lightning is near. Just because it’s not raining, doesn’t mean you aren’t in danger. Most people are struck by lightning before or after the thunderstorm. Read more

Natural resources
Controlling cottontail rabbit damage

Some people enjoy seeing rabbits around their lawns, others wish to keep rabbits away to protect crops, gardens or landscaping. Even those who enjoy rabbits may need to control rabbit damage. Read more

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
Teachers learn energy lessons to pass on to students

Montgomery County High School teacher Sara Johnson and Wellsville-Middletown High School agriculture teacher Samantha Foster tour the MU power plant during the Energy in the Classroom workshop. Read more

Families and relationships
Boost early brain development

Scientists have discovered how early brain development and the parent-child relationship interact to create a foundation for future learning. Here are guidelines to help children build their brain power. Read more

Home and consumer life
Save some green on gasoline this summer

The typical Missouri vehicle uses approximately 600 gallons of fuel and is driven more than 16,000 miles each year. The following tips can help you save some green on gasoline this summer and year-round. Read more

Community and leadership
Boots on the Green supports military families

After Bobby Hutchinson lost his left leg in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, he thought he'd never play golf again. Then he heard about Boots on the Green. Watch the video. Read more

Business and careers
Pinckney Bend Distillery of New Haven a success

The distillery produces a double gold-winning rested American whiskey, two-time gold-winning gin, gold-winning three-grain vodka, gold-winning clear and unaged corn whiskey. Read more

Breakfast is essential for school success

In recent years even more evidence supports the fact that starting your day with breakfast benefits people of all ages, especially children. Read more

Lifelong learners can register for courses online

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is accepting online registration. Read more

Youth aim high at Mizzou Trap Academy

During the three-day camp, the participants, all juniors and seniors in high school, shot 300 rounds and received instruction from expert shooters. Watch the video. Read more

How much rent should I get for my farm?

University of Missouri Extension's upcoming Farm Lease Program helps landowners and renters make decisions about renting farm ground. Read more

Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 54 members

"Making the best better" for generations of 4-H'ers, 54 people joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 9 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. Read more

Reusing school supplies

School starts soon for many communities, and with the new school year there is the need for new school supplies. Read more

Aid for ailing plants

If you have the sniffles or a bad infection, a visit to your doctor can usually put things right. Plants can get sick too and the lant Diagnostic Clinic is where you can turn for help. Watch the video. Read more

Extension partners with St. Louis Storytelling Festival

The festival features culturally diverse storytellers, national and regional, at a free three-day event that includes a youth storytelling concert, a program for the deaf, faith-based storytelling, ghost stories and family storytelling. Read more

Don't turn up your nose at turnips

You may not be able to squeeze blood from a turnip, but you can easily grow this tasty and nutritious vegetable. Read more

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