Emergency management
Preparing for disasters: Take it one step at a time

The catastrophic flooding in Texas underlines the need for families to prepare for disaster. September is National Preparedness Month. Disaster can strike at any time and in any place, Read more

Business and careers
Online service links food buyers and sellers

2BuyAg, LLC – Fulton is in a fight with such heavy hitters as Walmart, Kroger, Aldi’s and Amazon, which recently purchased Whole Foods Market. Read more

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
MU FRTI's Tim Hartz participated in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Tim Hartz, left, with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens after climbing the equivalent of 110 stories wearing a picture nametag commemorating one of the firefighters who lost their lives in the attacks. Read more

'Governor of Grapes' toasts work of MU Extension

Former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden grows Norton grapes at his weekend hideaway at Fredericksburg. There the ex-governor learns the nuances of growing grapes on rolling hills overlooking the Gasconade River. Read more

Lawn and garden
Nature's multipurpose utensils

Our ancestors couldn’t go to the hardware store or shopping mall to buy utensils and other household essentials. Instead, they improvised with items found in nature. Read more

Natural resources
Spirited tour highlights Missouri's white oak, wine and whiskey

MU Extension will toast Missouri’s unique contributions to the wine and whiskey industry during the first White Oak, Whiskey and Wine Tour Saturday, Oct. 28. Read more

Nutrition and health
Berries pack a healthful punch

It’s no secret that berries are a healthy choice. They may become even more appealing as new research indicates that eating berries may help stave off the cognitive decline and memory loss that comes with aging. Read more

Community and leadership
Mizzou ranked among nation's best public schools

Mizzou ranks 46th out of 499 four-year public institutions across the country, based on 22 indicators of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. Read more

Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 46 members

More than 300 family members and friends attended the 11th annual event. Inductees were nominated by their counties for outstanding volunteer work in local 4-H programs. Read more

Families and relationships
Helping children develop good health habits

Parents play an important role in helping their children develop good health habits. Healthy children eat well, live a physically active life and feel good about themselves and others. Read more

Home and consumer life
Vegetable with an image problem

Beets have been consumed by humans for over 5000 years. The first beets produced long, thin roots. Therefore, it most likely was the leaves of beets that were harvested and used as a pot herb. Read more

Questions about the ACA? MU Extension can help you get answers

Recent news may have some consumers confused about the status of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Read more

Planting hyacinths makes scents

Research has demonstrated that fragrances have the ability to change our mood, evoke memories and promote a sense of well-being. Read more

Calcium, exercise among ways to maintain bone and muscle health

To prevent fractures from falls and osteoporosis, eating right and getting enough weight-bearing physical activity are key. Read more

MU Farm Bill Summit, Oct. 18, to discuss needs from new laws

A day of talks on issues Missourians need in the next farm bill from the U.S. Congress will be Oct. 18 at the University of Missouri. Read more

October gardening calendar

Container grown and balled and burlapped trees and shrubs can be planted. Loosen the soil in an area two times the diameter of the root ball before planting. Mulch well after watering. Read more

Regional hay school offered Oct. 14 in Linn

Attendees will be able to decide if making their own hay and balage is right for their farming operations. Read more

Sealing gaps and cracks to save money, prevent problems

The fair weather of autumn offers the best time to get outside and inspect our homes and businesses for gaps and cracks that can allow unwelcome outdoor air, dust, moisture and insects to enter. Read more

Produce safety training offered for fruit, vegetable growers

Fruit and vegetable growers can meet training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at workshops at several locations throughout Missouri. Read more

Cover crops improve garden soil

Organic matter improves soil structure, increases nutrient content, aids in water retention, and enhances the microbial population of the soil. 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

Missouri cash rent rates drop in latest USDA report

Rates for cropland and pastureland dropped overall from the previous year. Pastureland rates continue to hold steady since less land is available for rent. Read more

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