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MU FRTI's mobile grain bin simulator trains firefighters

If you don't work on a farm, a bin full of grain may not look dangerous. But farmworkers who go inside grain bins can quickly find themselves literally in over their heads. 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

Corn planting delays not a problem yet

Yield does not begin to drop until the first week of May, and then only slightly. Given a good growing season, the opportunity for high yields still exists. Read more

Nutrition and health
Youngsters learn to make healthy snacks

The statewide Kids in the Kitchen program teaches kids healthy, tasty food doesn’t have to be boring or hard to make. Little chefs make their own creations after participating in food and safety lessons. Read more

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

Many farmers switching from corn to soybeans

A lot of farmers may be switching to soybeans because of the high cost of growing corn. Read more

WaterSense: Making every drop count

You can save water and energy, help the environment and keep money in your pocket with a few simple changes to use water more efficiently. Read more

Biological Control: Using Worms to Control Grubs

Nematodes are unnoticed, microscopic roundworms that dominate our living world. While minute, their overall numbers are not. Four out of every five animals on Earth is a nematode. Read more

Free beginning farmer workshop for veterans offers farm tours

Homegrown heroes can learn about help for beginning veteran farmers during a free workshop Monday, April 27, in Rolla. Read more

Learn fungi-mentals of mushroom growing

A one-day workshop in Linn County helps people get out of the dark about growing mushrooms. 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

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