Health Insurance Education Initiative Program
On Tuesday, December 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Lebanon Laclede County Library, a Health Insurance Education Initiative program will be held. There is no cost for the session, but pre-registration is requested. Please call the extension center at 417-532-7126 or email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The program is limited to the first 40 participants. This program has information for families, individuals and businesses about options and responsibilities under the new health care law. This program is part of MU Extension's Health Insurance Education Initiative. "The Health Insurance Education Initiative will help Show-Me State citizens understand their health insurance options and learn how to get help in their own communities if they choose to enroll in Missouri's health insurance marketplace," said Brenda Procter, associate professor of consumer and family economics for MU Extension. "A new website, extension.missouri.edu/insure, provides education materials and links to information. MU Extension's Health Insurance Education Initiative website will also provide resources for the state's small businesses, including information about tax credits for offering insurance to employees and explanations of rules that might affect their bottom line", said Procter.
Popular extension publications
MU Extension publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2009 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar
Don’t guess — Soil tests save time and money
Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services. Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements.
“We frequently get questions from customers like, ‘I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?’” Nathan said.
“Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she said. “They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or under application, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment.”
Soil testing can be done through the extension office. Regional specialists can give you additional informational recommendations. The cost is $15 per sample. See additional MU publications on soil testing.
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