Safety and health


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
    NEW FRANKLIN, Mo. – Zane Volkmann always wanted to be a horse trainer.
    Media available: photos; video
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– A presentation and panel discussion on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has been added to the 2014 North American Manure Expo.
  • Monday, March 31, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension swine nutrition specialist Marcia Shannon advises pork producers to take extra precautions with feed and delivery trucks to prevent the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).
  • Monday, March 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Pork producers need to establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) with their veterinarian before porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) strikes, says University of Missouri Extension swine specialist Tim Safranski.
  • 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.
    Media available: audio; photo; video


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