Protein Intake Crucial to Surgery Recovery
If you’ve been an active, independent adult for most of your life, suddenly finding yourself a patient can be a mixture of frustration and challenge. There are always do’s and don’ts following surgery, but good nutrition is crucial to speed wound healing, improve immunity and ensure the best outcome. For more information on Susan Mills-Gray's article.
Baking With Sugar Substitutes
An easy way to cut back on calories without feeling deprived is to cook or bake with artificial sweeteners. You can shave 360 calories from a cake recipe that calls for 1 cup of sugar by using an artificial sweetener in place of half of it. For more information on Susan Mills-Gray's article.
Dried Fruit – Smart Choice or Health Risk?
We know fruit is healthy, so can dried fruit meet our daily needs? For more information on Susan Mills-Gray's article.
The Missouri Century Farm program dates back to 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This is awarded to Century Farms that have been in the family for 100 years or more. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor. The 2013 Century Farm recipients are as follows: Haile-Simmons Family, Garrett Family, Bracken Family, and Kilmer Family.
Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks and cost $15 per sample. Soil samples should be dry. Wet samples will delay results. See flier (PDF) for more information.
College Colors Day
The Johnson County Extension Center won second place in College Colors Day!