Agriculture
Sudden death syndrome appears in Missouri soybean fields

Fusarium virguliforme, a soil fungus, produces striking foliage symptoms, which first appear on upper leaves as scattered yellow blotches. Farmers scout fields thoroughly for SDS symptoms. Read more

Nutrition and health
New program helps small retailers offer healthy food

You don’t have transportation to the grocery store. You’re traveling. You need something quick and healthy to eat. But it’s not always easy to find healthy and affordable food. 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
Garden journal and calendar available from MU Extension

There are many steps to creating a beautiful, productive garden. Our new publication helps both beginning and experienced gardeners. 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

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

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

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
GPS technology helps rural emergency volunteers

Frank Wideman has taught emergency responders to use GPS technology to save property owners money and makes their work in the Ozark foothills easier. Watch the video. Listen to the audio. 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

Public input key to developing and maintaining shooting ranges

The Missouri Department of Conservation is partnering with the Missouri 4-H Foundation to begin seeking input on the available services and usage of MDC's unstaffed shooting ranges across the state. Read more

Field day on cover crops set for Sept. 5

Researchers will present the results of long-term studies on cover crops, bioenergy and sustainable production at the Goodwater Field Day. Read more

Veterans interested in farming can get help from MU Extension

Veterans will learn about the program, hear from local farmers and take virtual farm tours at the meeting, Sept. 13. Read more

24 tips for packing a healthy, affordable lunch

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

Storage problems likely with bumper corn crop

Farmers should look now for storage options for 2014's bumper harvest. Read more

New publication helps both beginning and experienced gardener

Donna Aufdenberg, Sarah Denkler and Katie Kammler, MU Extension horticulture specialists created a garden journal and calendar to help with your garden. Watch the video. Read more

Making your own baby food

Many people are taking a closer look at what they eat these days. Parents are also concerned about what their babies eat. Read more

Sell by? Use by? What's a shopper to do?

Sorting through the meaning of food date labels. 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

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