Thursday, February 23, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – The deadline to register for five University of Missouri Extension workshops on preventing and responding to disease outbreaks has been extended to March 3.
Thursday, February 23, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – Applications are being accepted for the second annual University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Learn how to farm with little or no equipment at the “Bringing Back the American Small Farm” conference, March 8-9 at the West Plains Civic Center.
Monday, February 20, 2017KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – A local foods workshop to help farmers markets vendors increase sales is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Kirksville at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Adair County.
Monday, February 20, 2017UNIONVILLE, Mo. – Missouri landowners and renters can learn about the state’s fencing and boundary laws at sessions offered by University of Missouri Extension.
Thursday, February 16, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – Making quality beef for more farm profits becomes predictable by using genetic testing.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Registration is open for the fourth annual Small Acreage and Land Entrepreneur (SALE) Conference on March 4 in St. Joseph.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – U.S. dairy industry faced difficult economics in 2016 with dropping milk prices. However, many producers felt the government safety net in the 2014 farm bill did little to help.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – Small farmers and backyard gardeners can learn about the newest gardening sensation at the Mid-Missouri Expo. The event is Saturday, Feb. 25, at Battle High School, Columbia.
Friday, February 10, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – Adding poultry litter or nitrogen to toxic fescue pastures grows more grass, but also boosts toxins in the grass.
Friday, February 10, 2017Updated flier and registration form available.
Friday, February 10, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri Department of Agriculture state veterinarian Linda Hickam will be among the speakers at University of Missouri Extension’s “Preventing and Responding to Disease Outbreak” workshops in March.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.
Monday, January 30, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Dairy Association and MultiMin USA will sponsor dairy profit seminars at five locations in February.
Monday, January 30, 2017KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Livestock producers and horse owners can learn how to make “Hay That Pays” at the 2017 University of Missouri Extension regional hay school, March 18 in Kirksville.
Friday, January 27, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – A one-day event, “Mid-Missouri Expo–Small Farm to Backyard Garden,” offers gardeners and small farmers new skills.
Friday, January 27, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – Reports of “fescue foot” causing loss of cows are coming in, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will hold five workshops throughout the state on preventing and responding to disease outbreaks.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Missouri Holstein Dezi is a moo-ver and a milker.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – The strongest cool-season grass pastures come from varieties of tall fescue infected with a fungus. This infection can be good–or bad.
Thursday, January 12, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Why do you hang on to your calves?” the beef economist asked cow-herd owners in the room.
Thursday, January 12, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – The first “Grow Your Farm” sessions for beginning farmers start Jan. 23 at Jefferson College in Hillsboro.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – When beef herd profit margins shrink, the losses from grazing toxic tall fescue gain attention.
Monday, November 21, 2016MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – The sun is setting on the well-worn path to the dairy barn where Michelle Eilenstine milks cows.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016CONWAY, Mo. – Like many dairy farmers, Lloyd and Jane Gunter are retirement-age. Jane is a retired home economics teacher and her husband has run Gunter Farms since 1963.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – An improved online tool gives information from many sources on land tracts.
Monday, July 18, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – The summer slump in cool-season grass growth got a knockout punch from heavy rains in July across much of Missouri.
Thursday, March 10, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – The next 10 years could be difficult for farmers. That was the message of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) annual baseline report delivered to Congress on March 10.
Thursday, August 9, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – The livestock industry is taking a direct hit by this summer’s drought, and that will impact consumers’ wallets next year, says a University of Missouri agricultural economist.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012NOVELTY, Mo. – Zac Erwin stood by a drought-stunted field of Sudangrass as he talked to wagon-loads of field day visitors at the MU Greenley Research Center, Aug. 7.
Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA – Soybeans that won’t make a seed crop offer potential high-quality forage for beef and dairy producers. The decision to cut beans for hay won’t be easy, say University of Missouri Extension specialists.
Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are reporting that in spite of prolonged drought and hot temperatures their soybean plants appear amazingly green for this time of year.
Thursday, August 2, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo – Some heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season.
Thursday, June 28, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought-stricken forages that accumulate nitrates can kill grazing livestock, quickly, warns a University of Missouri plant scientist.
Thursday, November 10, 2011COLUMBIA, Mo. – Americans eat 5.6 billion pounds of turkey each year, and all those Thanksgiving meals and other turkey dinners add up to a mountain of feed for fattening out those birds.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010LINNEUS & NOVELTY, Mo. – Byproduct feeds from ethanol plants offer beef herd owners a way to supplement bad hay being baled for winter feed this year.