Split-Time AI

MU researchers developed an alternative approach to manage timed insemination of cows and heifers that have not expressed estrus prior to fixed-time AI. Read more

Lawn and garden
Carnivorous plants are a munch and lunch bunch

The unique beauty and pleasing fragrance of carnivorous plants lure unwary prey into their clutches. From an insect’s point of view, carnivorous plants are lovely to behold until they grab hold. Read more

Natural resources
Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Property

Hummingbirds are the smallest native bird in North America at only 3-1/2 inches long and a weight of less than 1/4 of an ounce. The rapid movement of their wings creates a humming sound. Read more

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
Why be a part of Osher@Mizzou

We are dedicated to making Osher membership and participation affordable and accessible to Columbia area residents over 50 who wish to be involved. Register online. Read more

Community and leadership
Arts can favorably impact local and regional economies

Join us for this two-day training, CDA Explores the Arts and Economic Development, to learn how culture can be an addition and diversification of traditional community and economic development practices. Read more

Nutrition and health
Garlic's history

“Take two cloves of garlic and call me in the morning.” Not many of us have heard that recommendation, however, for millennia garlic was the “go to” natural remedy for a wide array of ailments. Read more

Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 54 members

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H Club members, 54 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 13 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Read more

Emergency management
Reduce your risk of injury or death from lightning

If you see lightning, count the seconds until you hear thunder, then divide by five. This is the distance in miles the lightning is away. Any distance less than 10 miles puts you in danger. Seek shelter immediately. Read more

Families and relationships
Having a furry friend may enhance, extend human life

There are a number of explanations for exactly how pets offer health benefits. First of all, pets need walking, feeding, grooming, and encourage lots of playing and petting. Read more

Home and consumer life
Jump-start your savings

Money is so easy to spend; it slips through fingers like water. Even with the best intentions to put a little money aside every month, we often find there's nothing left when the month comes to a close. Read more

Business and careers
BDP Pollution Prevention Intern Program helps MEM save energy

Taylor Sizemore, who graduated from the MU College of Engineering in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in biological engineering decided she wanted hands-on experience in energy efficiency. Read more

The election, the eclipse and more: Osher@Mizzou fall programming

Throughout the academic year, Osher will feature programming related to the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, including a Sept. 9 seminar presented by Angela Speck, astrophysicist and director of astronomy. Read more

Health benefits of tai chi exercise

Tai chi improves balance, strength and flexibility and lowers fall risk. Read more

Breimyer Conference takes on broader economic topics, Sept. 6-7

The meeting gives more details on complex economics of farming. Read more

24 tips for packing a healthy, affordable lunch

School is back in session and you probably went to great lengths to ensure your child has the right equipment — pens, notebooks, clothing — to make it through the day. Read more

Some flowers strut their colors in fall

Like peacocks, some flowers strut their vibrant colors in fall. Annual flowers that prefer milder temperatures usually outperform their warm-weather friends in the garden at this time of the year. Read more

Fall gardening — the gift that keeps on giving

Succession gardening gives gardeners a second harvest, often more flavorful than the first. Read more

State Master Gardeners Conference set for Sept. 16-18

Attendees can take one of several daylong guided tours, including Powell Gardens, a 916-acre horticultural showcase. Read more

Importance of 'flag the technology' grows

"Flag the Technology" helps farmers and pesticide applicators reduce errors and limit off-target herbicide drift. Read more

How much rent should I get for my farm?

MU Extension agriculture business specialists discuss issues such as when a tenant should pay part of the rent, how and when to terminate a lease and how much rent is fair at the Farm Lease Program on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Read more

Saving seeds not a good investment

Saving one's own garden seeds is a false sense of economy. In the world of gardening, seeds are one of the least expensive costs, but perhaps the most important investment. Read more

Do not spray crabgrass now

Hot, wet weather brings an explosion of crabgrass. There is little you can do to treat it when it reaches the current tiller stage. Read more

Japanese beetles lay next year's eggs in grass, not infested fields

Large numbers of Japanese beetles in corn and soybean fields this year have farmers concerned that those fields will be infested again next year. Read more

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