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
Ghost stories rivet audiences, boost economies

His ghost stories are eye-popping, heart-stopping, white-knuckle, edge-of-the-seat thrilling. Larry Brown’s voice rises and plummets to tell the story of the Missouri jailbreaker ghost. Watch the video. Read more

Agriculture
Veterans returning to Missouri farms

Cody Waters of Fulton is armed to farm. He is one of 300,000 veterans expected to return to Missouri in the next decade. Conventional and organic farming present new opportunities for returning veterans. Read more

Nutrition and health
Sweet potatoes are healthy and tasty

It’s that time of year when many people are harvesting their sweet potatoes. As you dig those tasty roots from the ground, it’s hard not to think of that special sweet potato casserole that is a fall favorite. 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
Can the woolly bear caterpillar predict the weather?

The woolly bear caterpillar often called the “weather worm,” is said to predict what Old Man Winter has in store. Folklore says the narrower the reddish-brown band on the caterpillar, the more severe the winter. Read more

Natural resources
Controlling nuisance aquatic vegetation

Aquatic plants are important components of the ecosystem of a pond or lake. Aquatic vegetation provides food and cover for fish and beneficial invertebrates. 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
A slice of advice on picking the perfect apple

Not to upset the apple cart, but not all apples are created equal for pie-making. It’s as American as apple pie to ponder which of the 7,500 varieties is the right pick for your fall dessert. 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

Winterize your garden

Truman's garden is ready for winter. Is yours? Order From Seed to Harvest and Beyond Garden Journal and Calendar to make sure you haven't missed anything. Read more

Take extra precautions when cooking for large groups

If you're mainly used to cooking everyday family meals or for the occasional dinner party, you'll want to be aware of extra safety precautions to take when cooking for large groups. Read more

Missouri Livestock Symposium, Dec. 5-6, something for everyone

Experts from across the nation will speak on topics ranging from beef cattle to forage, sheep and goats to estate planning, and horses to stock dogs. Read more

Purchasing, thawing and cooking your turkey

Many people only purchase and prepare turkey around the holidays, so the following information has been developed as a guide for purchasing and preparing turkey. Read more

National Healthy Homes Partnership moves to MU Extension

The condition of a home has a direct connection with the health of its occupants. Read more

10 easy, cheap ways to save on heat bills

Chill your budget-busting bills this winter. Read more

Keeping food safe: Prevention better than response

Salmonella infection is a common foodborne illness that can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and can last four to seven days. Read more

10 tips for cold, flu (and other illnesses) season

While there is scant likelihood of a catastrophic outbreak of Ebola in Missouri or the U.S., the situation does underscore the need to ensure that employees are healthy, cared for and supported throughout the year. Read more

Holiday entertaining without breaking your budget

The following budget-friendly tips can help you save money and have fun at the same time. Read more

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