Poor vision doesn’t stop Knox County cattle producer

Poor eyesight and light sensitivity don’t dim Lee Howerton’s vision for a bright future as farmer and rancher. At 52, Howerton hopes to farm for years to come. Read more

Lawn and garden
Bush honeysuckle — an ornamental gone wrong

Bush honeysuckle was introduced into the U.S. as an ornamental for city landscapes in 1897. The plant was promoted for soil stabilization and reclamation programs in the 1960’s. Read more

Natural resources
Implementing quality deer management on your property

White-tailed deer are the most popular game species in Missouri, and the state’s deer population is estimated to be about 1.4 million. The success is a tribute to the science of wildlife management. 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
10 healthy fall fruits and vegetables

It’s important to include fruits and vegetables in your diet year-round to stay healthy and ward off diseases. Here are some of the superstar fruits and vegetables of the fall and winter months. Read more

4-H camp counselor brings humor and compassion to job

Marissa Todd has Down syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped the Marion County high school senior from getting involved in her 4-H club, holding office or becoming a 4-H camp counselor. Read more

Emergency management
Plumber, mechanic create prototype grain bin safety device

Kenneth Bassett, a 41-year employee of MU, learned that more than 70 percent of grain bin entrapments end in death. Many of the deaths are farm children. 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

Spray fungicide in fall to prevent peach leaf curl

Leaf curl is a troublesome disease of peach, nectarine and related plants, but it can be easily controlled with a single fungicide application. Read more

Becoming more resilient

Many of us wonder why some people seem to have better coping skills. What are the secrets for people who are able to navigate through tough times and bounce back? Read more

Be aware of breast cancer

A family history of breast cancer is considered a risk factor, so if a woman's mother, sister, aunt or grandmother has had it, she should be more careful about looking for it. Read more

Scaling up to meet demand for local food

The 'Seeds of Prosperity' program, Nov. 5 to 7 in Springfield will help local farmers and producers. Read more

Website helps you keep holiday pounds off

Putting on an extra couple pounds over the holidays may not sound like much, but those pounds can add up over the years. Read more

MU Extension expert recommends replacing older smoke detectors

If smoke alarms are over 10 years old, you should look at a replacement plan. Read more

Friendship is important to older adults

Having a strong circle of friends can be a good boost for aging hearts and can help the body's autoimmune system resist disease. Read more

October gardening calendar

Continue watering, especially evergreens if soils are dry. Read more

Another round of free training for health insurance agents and brokers

The training, offered at sites throughout Missouri, can help agents and brokers become certified to operate in the ACA health insurance marketplace. Read more

Everyone benefits from family meals

Family meals are not only a simple, effective tool to help prevent substance abuse in kids, but are also good for children's nutrition. Read more

Take a stand to prevent falls

Falls are the leading cause of injuries to older adults. Watch the video. Listen to the audio. Read more

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