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  • Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
    FULTON, Mo. – The stereotype of college students using their free time for drinking and getting into mischief may soon be shattered. It appears that today’s college students, the millennials, value service more than a weekend party.
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  • Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Smart eating habits at Thanksgiving mean you won’t wobble after you gobble this holiday season.
  • Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
    BETHANY, Mo. –Keep the kitchen clean to make it a healthier place to gather during the holidays, says University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health specialist Janet Hackert.
  • Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
    CARTHAGE, Mo. – Before his Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sale, Eldon Cole hoped to top $1.5 million for 521 heifers from area cattle producers enrolled in the University of Missouri beef betterment plan. The MU livestock specialist hit it, with dollars to spare.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Food is a great way to bring people together. But if you’re mainly used to cooking everyday family meals or for the occasional dinner party, you’ll want to be aware of extra safety precautions to take when cooking for large groups.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The Missouri 4-H Foundation board of trustees has announced a $250,000 matching gift challenge to support 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach, a successful long-term mentoring program that prepares underserved youths to succeed in college.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo.– At the 2014 Missouri Livestock Symposium, Dec. 5-6 at William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville, experts from across the nation will speak on topics ranging from beef cattle to forage, sheep and goats to estate planning, and horses to stock dogs.
  • Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Crop Management Conference in Columbia, Dec. 17-18, starts the University of Missouri winter meetings.
  • Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – With more than 90 percent of the state’s corn crop harvested, the University of Missouri Variety Testing Program reports yields far exceeding national averages.
  • Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
    MACON, Mo. – “Crop farmers have hard decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill,” Scott Brown told 140 growers at Macon, Nov. 11.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Michael Goldschmidt, University of Missouri Extension housing and environmental design specialist and MU teaching assistant professor in architectural studies, has been appointed national program director of the Healthy Homes Partnership, a federally funded initiative to reduce health and safety hazards in American homes.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ten easy, cheap tips from University of Missouri Extension housing and design specialist Michael Goldschmidt will chill your budget-busting bills this winter.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
    In this video news story, University of Missouri researchers use GPS technology to understand the complexities of a cow's appetite. This knowledge may help livestock producers graze cattle more efficiently.
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  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Missouri AgrAbility Project a grant to continue its services for another four years, according to University of Missouri Extension state health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch, who serves as director of the program.
  • Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
    FULTON, Mo. – Cody Waters of Fulton is armed to farm. He is one of 300,000 veterans expected to return to Missouri in the next decade, according to University of Missouri Extension state health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. She works with the growing number of veterans who want to return because of the quality of life in rural Missouri.
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  • Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Each year in the United States, there are about 42,000 reported cases of salmonella infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because many cases are not diagnosed or reported, CDC estimates the actual number may be close to 1 million.
  • Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A lot of rain fell on Missouri the first half of October. The second half was, thankfully, dry.
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  • Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
    PURDY, Mo.– Dairy farmer Charles Fletcher is a musician at heart. Since switching from a traditional dairy system to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, he has expanded his operation, increased his bottom line and has more time to make music, playing harmonica with a local bluegrass group called Ozark Mountain Revival.
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  • Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
    BETHANY, Mo. – It’s spaghetti disguised as a vegetable. Spaghetti squash is a versatile, nutritious fall favorite that is often overlooked by shoppers who don’t know how to cook it, says University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist Janet Hackert.
  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri professor of plant sciences and MU Extension forage specialist, will receive the 2014 Excellence in Extension Award at the 127th annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 2-4.
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  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
    LAKE OZARK, Mo.– The University of Missouri Extension’s Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) presented the Fire Service Instructor of the Year award for 2013-2014 at the annual Instructor’s Conference on Oct. 25. The conference and awards ceremony were held at the Country Club Hotel and Spa in Lake Ozark, Missouri.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – His ghost stories are eye-popping, heart-stopping, white-knuckle, edge-of-the-seat thrilling.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When rain pushes back harvest of corn and soybean, it also means that wheat planting faces delays.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – As corn yields exceed commercial storage space, farmers will likely store some of this year’s crop in on-farm bins and in unconventional ways.
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  • Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Seven years ago, Sarah Gordon noticed a problem with the children visiting her practice. Increasingly, her young patients were overweight. Gordon knew that she had to do something to change the trend.
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  • Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The woolly bear caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella), often called the “weather worm,” is said to predict what Old Man Winter has in store. Folklore says the narrower the reddish-brown band on the caterpillar, the more severe the winter. But the width may be a better indication of the previous winter and spring than a prediction of the upcoming winter.
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  • Tuesday, Oct. 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.
  • Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If your basement sprung a leak during recent intense rainfalls, you’re not alone.
  • Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – With potential record yields still in fields, crop farmers fret with wet weather in October, especially in northern and mid-Missouri areas that also had a wet September.
  • Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
    ST. LOUIS – Brought back to life three times on the operating table, a dog named Marshall lives to help Missouri 4-H’ers teach others about bullying.
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  • Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Early on, Eldon Cole guessed he had 400 Show-Me-Select bred heifers to sell on Nov. 21. With consignments tallied, he has 540.
  • Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– When farmers choose one of the 2014 farm bill’s safety-net programs this winter, they are locked in for the next four years. A new online tool can help them evaluate which program is best for them.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The marketing outlook for cattle is basically a continuation of the last couple years, with more record prices.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Dairy producers are coming off a tremendously profitable 2014, and the outlook for 2015 is promising.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Commodity prices both in the U.S. and worldwide are under pressure and likely to remain so for quite a while.
  • Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –Corn producers may be able to better predict yield for specific parts of fields or large tracts of land using the results of a mapping research study.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Land prices in Missouri increased in the past year at a rate higher than expected.
  • Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.—Business management ranks are thinning across the country as the initial wave of baby boomers leaves the workforce. Consequently, U.S. employers are boosting training efforts to fill the management gaps left as boomers retire, according to human resource management groups.
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  • Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Not to upset the apple cart, but not all apples are created equal for pie-making. It’s as American as apple pie to ponder which of the 7,500 varieties is the right pick for your fall dessert.
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  • Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
    MEXICO, Mo. – Six new signs welcome visitors to Audrain County.
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  • Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– In this video news story, learn about the new, state-of-the-art MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) at the University of Missouri. MUNCH will merge expertise in agriculture, medicine, food science, journalism, exercise, dietetics and other disciplines to develop holistic and practical approaches to controlling obesity and diabetes.
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  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers might be storing this year’s bumper corn crop in unconventional ways while they wait for prices to rise. But this can reduce yield before and after harvest due to delayed maturity.
  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– On Sept. 18 at MU’s Reynolds Journalism Institute, Extension: Taking the Long View offered brief presentations and a panel discussion on the future of University of Missouri Extension. The discussion was part of MU’s weeklong celebration of Mizzou’s 175th anniversary and the inauguration of Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. 
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  • Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– 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.
  • Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
    SALEM, Mo. – Rebuilding the U.S. cow herd numbers takes more than keeping female offspring to breed.
  • Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
    LINNEUS, Mo. –Missouri cash rent prices for cropland could drop in the next few years due to lower corn and bean prices, says Joe Koenen, University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Affordable Care Act has made health insurance available to many Missourians for the first time. If you’re new to health insurance, the unfamiliar terminology may seem daunting.
  • Thursday, Sept. 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, Sept. 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, Sept. 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A simple, inexpensive sign and a few extra minutes save lives during harvest time.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Missouri 4-H Foundation to begin seeking input on the available services and usage of MDC’s unstaffed shooting ranges across the state.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Crop prices have fallen sharply while livestock prices have reached record levels in 2014. Next year could see some moderation in livestock prices and continued low crop prices.
  • Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Sensor-guided nitrogen application can save corn producers money and increase yields, says Peter Scharf, University of Missouri Extension soil scientist.
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  • Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is showing up in soybean fields across the state. Farmers should scout fields thoroughly for symptoms of SDS.
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  • Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
    FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. – GPS technology saves property owners money and makes work easier for emergency responders in the Ozark foothills.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The golden years just got a bit more golden for seniors 50 and older in outstate Missouri. University of Missouri Extension’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announced that learning opportunities extend from the Mizzou campus to five rural regions this fall.
  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. – There are many steps to creating a beautiful, productive garden. Soil preparation, mulching, adding compost, starting seeds, when to plant and when to harvest are just a few things you need to understand to create a successful garden.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – People are getting savvy about checking food labels for fat, calories and fiber, but labels such as “sell by” and “use by” can leave us guessing about whether to keep or toss food.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– This summer, 20 FFA and 4-H youth came to Columbia to hone their shooting skills at the first Mizzou Trap Academy. During the three-day camp, the participants, all juniors and seniors in high school, shot 300 rounds and received instruction from expert shooters.
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  • Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you have the sniffles or a bad infection, a visit to your doctor can usually put things right. Plants can get sick too and the University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic is where you can turn for help.
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  • Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Crop yields are easily overestimated when dry weather hits in July. The kernel count is there, but without rain the corn doesn’t fill.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
    ST. LOUIS – The University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program has formed a new partnership with the St. Louis Storytelling Festival. The 2015 festival will be held April 30-May 2.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Some cover crops are better than others when it comes to providing nitrogen benefits in a corn-soybean cover crop rotation.
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  • Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – You may not be able to squeeze blood from a turnip, but you can easily grow this tasty and nutritious vegetable.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The situation for cattle producers is outstanding. That was the message University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain delivered during the 2014 Summer AgMarketing Outlook Conference.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The supply of corn is outracing the demand.
  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    If your electricity is out for more than two hours, it is important to know how to make sure the foods in your refrigerator and freezer are safe.
  • Friday, June 27, 2014
    HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. – Marketing commodities ahead of harvest carries some big financial risks, but not for participants in an online grain marketing game.
  • Friday, June 27, 2014
    COLUMBIA Mo. – The first two weeks of July are prime time for ergot to appear in common pasture grasses, said University of Missouri Extension forage specialist Craig Roberts.
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers cutting fescue hay don’t get many second chances to make quality hay. This is a one-in-five year, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    BETHEL, Mo –Chris Allen wanted out of the bed. He argued with hospital staff that he needed to go home to harvest crops, feed cattle and cut firewood to heat his farmhouse. 
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  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Any grass can be grown in Missouri, but none grow well because of the state’s cold winters and hot summers.
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–Is pasture insurance right for your farm? The answer could be yes, no or maybe.
  • Monday, June 16, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– If you use well water for cooking and drinking, you should regularly test the water for contamination, says a University of Missouri Extension water quality specialist.
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in St. Charles County, marking the destructive insect’s first known infestation in the St. Louis area.
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  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Hog prices in 2014 have been higher than any previous time.
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The black walnut curculio is a small insect that can have a big impact on black walnut crops.
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  • Monday, June 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The long, harsh winter coupled with last fall’s drought caused a lot of damage to evergreen trees.
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  • 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.
  • Monday, May 5, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Farmers may want to renegotiate cash rental rates on cropland, especially agreements that were negotiated in the past few years.
  • Friday, May 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension has released a guide for farmers thinking about using a forage irrigation system.
  • Monday, April 28, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–Decades of cover crop research is beginning to pay off.
  • Monday, April 28, 2014
    WARSAW, Mo.– These fish aren’t biting. Paddlefish never do. They eat by filtering plankton as water passes through their gills. But here on the Osage Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, paddlefish do put up good fight after being hooked.
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  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    MEXICO, Mo. – There’s only one way to fix your credit report. Pay your bills.
  • Monday, April 14, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Weed control at spring planting, an increasing challenge with herbicide-resistant weeds, presents extra concerns when temperatures stay low, day and night. Weather bears watching more than usual.
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has released a new Web-based application to help farmers manage soil nutrient needs on farms.
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  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Past performance does not guarantee future results. That’s true in your lawn and garden as well as the stock market. If you haven’t had a soil test in the past few years, it would be a worthwhile investment, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist.
  • Monday, April 7, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Beef producers faced calving challenges this winter due to historic cold weather. Producers and veterinarians reported that some cows simply lay down and gave up this winter when it came time to calve.
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  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Record cattle prices have caused a large uptick in beef prices at the grocery store.
  • 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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  • Monday, March 3, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–Missouri lags the nation in outbreaks of a baby pig disease that caused an estimated 4 to 5 million deaths in the U.S. swine herd.
  • Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – It’s almost like coming home and thinking someone else cooked for you while you were away – that aroma from a meal that’s been cooking all day in the slow cooker.
  • Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Winter seeding clover over grass pastures works best in February. Frozen fields are ideal and a snow cover makes seeding easier.
  • Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–MU Extension has compiled a list of websites, extension publications, news releases and other online resources for coping before, during and after winter storms.
  • Thursday, Jan. 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, Jan. 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.
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  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you’re losing your way instead of your weight, University of Missouri Extension specialists have evaluated and recommended several smartphone and tablet apps that might help you get your New Year’s resolution back on track.
  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The University of Missouri meat judging team placed seventh in the National Western Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest at the 2014 National Western Stock Show in Denver.
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  • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The seeds for Missouri’s first National 4-H Congress Endowment Fund were planted in 1944, when a young Cape Girardeau County farm boy took his first train ride to Chicago.
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  • Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers have a new set of free tools to help them make crop decisions.
  • Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
    MARSHFIELD, Mo.–Mobile homes are less expensive than site-built houses, but it is more challenging to improve their energy efficiency, says a University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineer.
  • Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A free workshop offers financial tips for unemployed and underemployed people. University of Missouri Extension sponsors the workshop.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
    University of Missouri Extension has an extensive collection of resources and links to help individuals, families and communities prepare for and recover from floods and other disasters. Go to www.extension.missouri.edu/flood.
  • Monday, May 20, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has an extensive collection of resources and links to help individuals, families and communities prepare for and recover from weather-related emergencies and other disasters:
  • Monday, May 13, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It could be the memory of shelling peas with your grandmother or a desire for fragrant flowers. It could be as simple as wanting to shave a bit off your food bill. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to plant your first-ever garden. Now what do you do?
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  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Winter is finally releasing its grip, so lawns will be greening up and growing. It will soon be time for one of the most basic homeowner rituals: mowing the lawn.
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  • Friday, March 1, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Many garden and home-improvement stores offer a seemingly endless selection of fertilizers. What’s the best choice for your lawn or garden? Only your soil knows for sure.
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  • Friday, March 1, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Spring is almost here, but gardeners shouldn’t be too quick to start working the soil, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
    ALBANY, Mo. – Fertility needs following a drought, safely stretching forage supplies and improving soils and boosting yields are a few of the topics farmers can learn about at Hundley Whaley Research Center’s annual Field Day Aug. 29, 2012.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
    COLUMBIA, 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, Aug. 8, 2012
    NOVELTY, 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, Aug. 3, 2012
    COLUMBIA – 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, Aug. 3, 2012
    COLUMBIA, 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, Aug. 2, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo – Some heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season.
  • Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
    COLUMBIA — In a striped button-up shirt, black slacks and styled hair, Brandon Banks looks like a typical businessman ready for a day’s work in the office.
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  • Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
    PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – Building on more than 51 years of service to the agriculture industry, the University of Missouri T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center will host its annual Field Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31.  
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  • Monday, July 30, 2012
    ROCK PORT, Mo. – From flooding last year to wide-spread drought this season, northwest Missouri producers have faced challenging seasons recently.
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  • Friday, July 27, 2012
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – From dealing with drought to beekeeping, the Southwest Research Center Field Day will showcase a breadth of agricultural research and practice Friday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwest Research Center, located four miles west of Mt. Vernon Mo., is part of a network of University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR)  centers across Missouri conducting research benefiting agricultural producers and natural resource managers.
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  • Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A healthy garden starts from the ground up.
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
    COLUMBIA, 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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  • Friday, Aug. 5, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Diamond Mack wants to be an engineer, and 4-H is helping her.
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  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If the leaves of your roses, shrubs or soybeans look like swiss cheese, the culprit could be Japanese beetles.
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  • Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Holidays mean abundant sweets and treats, but for those with diabetes the temptation of cookies threatens more than their waistlines.
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  • Monday, Aug. 16, 2010
    More and more urbanites are getting interested in the Earth.
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  • Monday, Aug. 16, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Andrew Clarke has a good eye, and nose, for the perfect cured country ham.
  • Friday, Aug. 13, 2010
    Rock Port, Mo. – As its field day approaches, researchers and specialists at the Graves-Chapple Farm are excited to address some of the most pressing ag issues that farmers in the area face.
  • Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010
    LINNEUS, Mo. – Most beef producers never see the loss created by toxic tall fescue pastures.
  • Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010
    LINNEUS & NOVELTY, Mo. – Byproduct feeds from ethanol plants offer beef herd owners a way to supplement bad hay being baled for winter feed this year.