Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
Examining the future of MU Extension

A panel of past recipients of the C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship discuss extension's strengths, challenges and long-term goals for helping Missourians thrive. Watch the video. Read more

Community and leadership
MU collaborates with community on audio tour of historic Lexington

Visitors to historic Lexington, Missouri, can learn about the town's rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through the MU Extension Community Arts Program. Read more

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
A stitch in 4-H time

Jenny Doan joined 4-H and learned to sew and quilt. Decades later, in 2008, she and her husband and children stitched together Missouri Star Quilt Co. of Hamilton. 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

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

Business and careers
LMG Construction Services, LLC of Kansas City a success

Lisa Garney's CV reads like a superheroine's: Construction supervisor and jack-of-most trades, attorney, pilot, White House intern, London School of Economics graduate and more. Read more

4-H'ers build food rockets during Youth Science Day, Oct. 8

4-H members across the nation will explore aerospace engineering by responding to a fictional disaster. Read more

MUNCHing away at childhood obesity

The new, state-of-the-art MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) will merge expertise in agriculture, medicine, food science, journalism, exercise, dietetics and other disciplines to develop holistic and practical approaches to controlling obesity and diabetes. Watch the video. Read more

Everyone benefits from family meals

Family mealtime helps foster a sense of connectedness for children and an opportunity to focus on family communication. Read more

Car seat safety

Car crashes kill more children 1 to 14 years old than any other cause, so adults need to use child safety tools correctly. Read more

Burcucumber, an agronomic pest on the increase

Currently, burcucumber can be found from the east coast to as far as west as Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas, and is becoming an increasing problem in agronomic crops. Read more

10 healthy fall fruits and vegetables

Here are some of the superstar fruits and vegetables of the fall and winter months. Read more

Corn storage challenges farmers this year

Farmers might be storing this year's bumper corn crop in unconventional ways while they wait for prices to rise. Read more

Different distillers grains may change feed rations

Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry. Read more

Ergonomics among topics at Nov. 7 and 8 women in ag program

Women in agriculture will learn how to improve farm finances, raise livestock herd numbers and quality, and take better care of themselves. Read more

Power take-off devices can rip safety out of a farm

In the time it takes a person with average reaction time to hit the off button, a 540 rpm PTO can wrap the operator around the shaft. Read more

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