Women in Agriculture Honored at 2015 Missouri State Fair.

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today two outstanding female agriculturalists, selected in a third annual contest sponsored by Monsanto. Dr. Linda Hickam of Thompson received the contest title of Missouri Woman in Agriculture, and Ashley Bauer of Warrenton received the title of Missouri Woman in Agriculture Rising Star. These women will be honored at the Fair on Thursday, Aug. 20. read more →

Missouri State Fair

August 13-23, 2015, Missouri State Fair 
Missouri State Fair Grounds, Sedalia, MO. 
For more information contact Missouri State Fair 
at 660-530-5600 or 800-422-FAIR (3247).

Northwest Missouri State Fair

September 3-7, 2015
Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds,
800 S. 8th Street, Bethany, MO. 
For more information contact NWMO State Fair. or 660-425-6951.

Preserve jam, jelly and other sweet spreads with reduced sugar

As berries and other fruits ripen, many think about preserving the harvest in a sweet form, such as jellies, jams or other sweet spreads. University of Missouri Extension recently released an updated publication called Sweet Spreads and Syrups (GH1461)  that explains sugar...’s role in these tasty treats and offers some alternatives for those who are concerned about consuming too much sugar.

For more information on this and many other preservation topics, contact Janet Hackert, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, (660) 425-6434 or HackertJ@missouri.edu.

MU Extension is hiring for positions in the Northwest Region

Do you have interest in a career working with youth, agriculture business, nutrition, business development or other extension subject areas? University of Missouri Extension in the Northwest region currently has several regional specialist positions open and we are recruiting.

Review the position descriptions and the on-line application procedure on the University of Missouri Extension webpage--http://extension.missouri.edu/. At the bottom of the page click on the JOBS tab and you will see the list of positions for which we are recruiting statewide and you can see those in the NW Region. Positions remain posted until filled.

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Updating History of Extension in Harrison County

Recently a booklet was found about the first 50 years of extension in Harrison County Missouri. The report titled "Excerpts From History 1919-1969," contains numerous entries that are amusing and gave some perspective about how the Extension service has impacted Harrison County. You can find some of the entries here on our website, http://extension.missouri.edu/harrison/exthistharrison.aspx.  We wish to update the history of the extension center, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. If you have any stories or information about the history of MU Extension in Harrison County in specific, please contact us by phone (660)425-6434 or email harrisonco@missouri.edu.

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