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  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– David Baker, assistant dean of agriculture and natural resources extension at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, was elected to the Illinois State University College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Hall of Fame.
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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Storage issues for this year’s bumper crop increase the risk of deadly grain bin accidents, says University of Missouri Extension rural safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.
  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Women pork producers can learn about new vaccines to combat porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) at the annual Pearls of Production conference Nov. 7-8 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Columbia. The disease kills pigs three weeks or younger.
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  • Monday, September 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Learn how to increase hay production and reduce disease and waste at the annual Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture conference Nov. 7-8 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Columbia.
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Women in agriculture will learn how to improve farm finances, raise livestock herd numbers and quality, and take better care of themselves at the 2014 Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture program, Nov. 7-8 at Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Columbia.
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Donnie Summers of Lathrop, Missouri, distinctly remembers the day his father’s overalls got caught in a power take-off (PTO) of a silage cutter. The revolving device ripped his coveralls off and even pulled one sock out of his work boots.
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  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dead leaves, stalks, husks, oil and fuel are never in short supply when harvest begins. They can ignite fires in fields, farm equipment, grain trucks and wagons.
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  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A simple, inexpensive sign and a few extra minutes save lives during harvest time.
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  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – AgDay and U.S. Farm Report’s Tyne Morgan will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture workshop, Nov. 7-8.
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  • 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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