MU Extension helps widow navigate farm ownership and improve life

Jan Golian began farm ownership as a widow with little knowledge, but she quickly found out she had much to learn about owning a farm. There were leases, fences, estate laws and other topics to learn. Read more

Planning important when converting cropland back to pasture

While converting cropland back to pasture may make economic and environmental sense, and offers the chance to improve your forage system, it does take time and planning. Read more

Scaling up to meet demand for local food

The 'Seeds of Prosperity' program, Nov. 5 to 7 in Springfield will help local farmers and producers. Read more

Scaling up to meet demand for local food

The 'Seeds of Prosperity' program, Nov. 5 to 7 in Springfield will help local farmers and producers. Read more

Are you ready for the weeds?

Prevented plant acreage from this season will most likely mean high weed pressure in 2016. Read more

Harvest a peak time for accidents involving children

Accidents related to riding on or driving tractors and ATVs are the two most common types of farm accidents involving children or young people. Read more

Use protective gear to avoid inhaling grain dust

Dust flies everywhere when combining, loading, unloading and drying grain. Farmworkers can reduce its effects by wearing protective gear. Read more

MU soybean specialist gives advice on what to do with 2015 seed

"Buyer beware" when purchasing carryover soybean seed from online sites. Why put your whole crop next year at risk to save a few dollars? Read more

Poultry industry hit hard by avian influenza

Following two cases of avian influenza early this year, Missouri has been influenza-free. Read more

Easy-to-understand beef genomics now on eXtension website

Beef herd owners facing genetic data overload at breeding time can find help. A new website, is live. Read more

MU Extension offers help to reduce atrazine runoff

Atrazine, which is a popular and inexpensive weed control herbicide, is used on approximately 85 percent of the state's cornfields. It is one of the most effective water-soluble herbicides on the market. Read more

Label changes eliminate over-the-counter availability

According to the FDA, this rule is part of an overall strategy to ensure judicious use of feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics in food-producing animals. Read more

Reduced-cost farm energy audits available through MU Extension

Have an energy audit before making a big investment in energy efficiency on your farm. Read more

Biological Control: Using Worms to Control Grubs

Nematodes are unnoticed, microscopic roundworms that dominate our living world. While minute, their overall numbers are not. Four out of every five animals on earth is a nematode. Read more

Against the grain

If you don't work on a farm, a bin full of grain may not look dangerous. Watch the video. Read more

Ridding farm of toxic fescue begins on infected hay fields

Renovate hay fields first when replacing toxic fescue with new novel endophyte varieties. Read more

Program to reduce bee kills

The Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program offers beekeepers new ways to protect hives from pesticide drift. Read more

The sky's the limit for UAVs in agriculture

The next generation of farmhands might be able to leap over barbed-wire fences and towering cornstalks in a single bound. Read more

Free online tool helps growers with nitrogen application decisions

The tool combines historical weather data and fieldwork conditions with economic considerations to determine the feasibility and profitability of post-planting nitrogen application. Read more

Pasture-based dairies provide management and lifestyle choices

Since switching to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, dairy farmer Charles Fletcher has expanded his operation, increased his bottom line and has more time to make music. Watch the video. Read more

Different distillers grains may change feed rations

Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry. Read more

Power take-off devices can rip safety out of a farm

In the time it takes a person with average reaction time to hit the off button, a 540 rpm PTO can wrap the operator around the shaft. Read more



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