Selling Safe Canned Foods in Missouri

As many Farmer's Markets start gearing up for spring sales, vendors will offer tasty and nutritious, home-processed food items. However, processors must ensure that these products are produced as safely as possible and follow food safety regulations.  MU Extension offers a Frequently Asked Questions guide for food vendors to review when considering selling home-processed foods.  See Selling Safe Canned Foods in Missouri for answers to your questions.  

 

Wildlife Habitat Improvement in Your Backyard and Neighborhood

Creating wildlife habitat around your home can attract different species of interest, such as songbirds, small mammals, pollinating insects and many others. For example, providing supplemental foods for birds can create opportunities for closer observation.

Building birdhouses provides nesting space to attract bluebirds, wrens, purple martins, chickadees and other species. Additionally, planting and managing for an appropriate mix of food and cover plants in proper locations can benefit wildlife, butterflies and other pollinator species.  MU Extension publication G9500 provides information for improving and managing habitat plantings for a variety of wildlife.  Take a look and see what habitat is appropriate for your situation.  Improving Habitats for Wildlife in Your Backyard and Neighborhood



Accessibility and Affordability for University of Missouri Students

The University of Missouri has announced new scholarships for students from neighboring states and the expansion of scholarships for children of alumni.  Border State Scholars, the Black and Gold Scholarship and the Missouri Land Grant Compact are just a few of the scholarships offered by MIZZOU.  Go to  MU Scholarship Opportunities to more information.


Culling the Commercial Cow Herd

Culling poorly performing cows in a commercial herd is necessary for ensuring herd profitabilility.  According to MU Extension State Beef Specialist Eric Bailey, producers need to consider what traits are important for their operation and the order of importance of those traits.  Bailey discusses these factors in depth in Culling the Commercial Cow Herd.

 

 


Wild Thing of the Week


Whether it crawls, walks or flies, Wild Thing of the Week spotlights a plant or animal living in our world.  Wild Thing gives a brief identification and description about the family that this living thing belongs to. Take a look and see what's wild this week.

 

 

 

 

4-H: Leaders for life

 4-H Faculty, Staff and Volunteers create multiple opportunities for youth. 4-H project work and related educational experiences help youth explore interests in citizenship, communications and leadership.  4-H Youth report 3 times more opportunities than their non-4-H peers to engage in meaningful community leadership roles. This interest in leadership and community service translates to a 70% greater likelihood of  4-H members to attend college compared to youth participating in other out-of school programs. 4-H is growing the leaders of tomorrow today.  For information on joining 4-H, contact your local MU Extension center. 

NEMO AG Connection Newsletter

The NEMO AG Connection newsletter is a monthly publication containing the latest information from MU Extension Ag specialists in Ag Business, Agronomy, Ag Engineering, Livestock and Horticulture.  Ag Connection is your local link to MU for ag extension and research information. http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/ 
 

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Gardening season is here.   

As we begin a new gardening season, be sure to take a look at the Garden Talk monthly newsletter. Garden Talk is full of information about growing flowers, fruits and vegetables, and includes a monthly gardening calendar and schedule of horticulture events in the region. MU Extension horticulture specialist, Jennifer Schutter, provides up-to-date gardening and lawn care information, so don't miss out on this month's helpful hints for growing fabulous gardens.  Garden Talk Newsletter
 

 

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