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  • Monday, July 28, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Harvest is a time when there is a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it, said Kent Shannon, University of Missouri Extension specialist. This sense of urgency contributes to more farm accidents than any other time of the year.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Remote sensors can play a big part of farming in the future. Those sensors can be on a 10-foot pole or a satellite 250 miles out in space.
  • Friday, July 18, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Representatives of the Food Resource Bank will attend the first Combine Blessing and Safety Expo, Aug. 2 at the Central Missouri Events Center, formerly known as the Boone County Fairgrounds, in Columbia. The University of Missouri and Boone County Farm Bureau sponsor this free event.
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Free locally produced food, entertainment and activities for young and old top the first Combine Blessing and Safety Expo, sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and the Boone County Farm Bureau.
  • Monday, July 7, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A drone aircraft hovering over a soybean field may be the super scout for pests of the future.  An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) carrying a video camera can spot an outbreak of aphids or leafhoppers not seen from the fence row.
  • Friday, May 16, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The 2014 North American Manure Expo will be held in Springfield, Missouri, on July 8-9. The expo rotates among states each year and this is the first year Missouri is hosting the event.
  • Friday, May 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension has released a guide for farmers thinking about using a forage irrigation system.
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A wet fall harvest and a cold winter might make conditions especially dangerous for grain producers emptying grain bins to fulfill commodity contracts and prepare for wheat harvest.
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  • Thursday, January 30, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – For centuries, farmers have braved the elements to walk their land to check for problems ranging from wind damage and calving cows to pests and predators.
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Pork brings us the wonderful aromas of bacon frying, pork chops grilling and ham baking. However, the odor from a hog house is less pleasant.
    Media available: photos; video
  • Friday, August 16, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– A University of Missouri class lets students learn firsthand about agriculture in other parts of the world.


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