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  • 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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  • Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension and the AgrAbility Project are reaching out to returning veterans who have an interest in farming.
  • Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Spring-season frost seeding makes an easy way to add clover to grass pasture. Fall seeding works better, says Rob Kallenbach.
  • Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
    ST. LOUIS, Mo.– You don’t have transportation to the grocery store. You’re traveling. You need something quick and healthy to eat. But it’s not always easy to find healthy and affordable food in gas stations, dollar stores or corner grocery stores.
  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Researchers will present the results of long-term studies on cover crops, bioenergy and sustainable production at the Goodwater Field Day, Friday, Sept. 5. The event begins at 10 a.m. at a USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research plot near Centralia.
  • Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Did you ever wonder why we wear clothes? Or how Habitat for Humanity is reshaping the world’s developing countries? Or how ancient Chinese gambled?
  • 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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  • Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
    BETHANY, Mo.– Many people are taking a closer look at what they eat these days. Parents are also concerned about what their babies eat.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Wheat yields at Missouri tests sites were good, according to the 2014 Missouri wheat variety crop performance report.
  • 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.
  • Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers should look now for storage options for 2014’s bumper corn harvest.
  • Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Horse trainer Zane Volkmann calls his riding helmet an “anti-watermelon cracker.”
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  • Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dairy producers must make a decision on a new risk management program offered under the 2014 Farm Bill.
  • Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of 4-H’ers, 54 people joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 9 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.
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  • 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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  • Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
    LINNEUS, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s upcoming Farm Lease Program helps landowners and renters make decisions about renting farm ground.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Filmmakers from nine states gathered in St. Louis to learn advanced techniques from film industry professionals at the fourth annual FilmFest 4-H held last week. The event helps youths ages 11 to 18 hone skills crucial to filmmaking.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
    Columbia, Mo. – Sara Johnson, a biology teacher at Montgomery County High School, has some new lessons about energy for her students this fall.
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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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  • Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
    FARMINGTON, Mo. – Missouri youth and adults can learn about drones, 3-D printers, fab labs, maker groups and hacker spaces during the Missouri Educational Robotics Conference, Sept. 13 in Farmington.
  • Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – August rains, after a dry July, came just in time to fill corn ears and set soybean pods, says a University of Missouri agronomist.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 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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  • 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.
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    WARSAW, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension is offering online training for board members of nonprofit organizations.
  • Monday, July 28, 2014
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment. But shoppers should also pay attention to food safety when buying and using foods from farmers markets, says a University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rebuilding a beef cow herd to capture record-setting high prices is more than saving heifers to breed.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014
    CAMDENTON, Mo. – The 10th anniversary of a popular University of Missouri agriculture business class for women will be celebrated during a two-day conference at Windermere Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks, Sept. 19-20.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – “With record high beef prices, about anything works,” said Scott Brown, University of Missouri economist. “It’s hard to make a bad decision.”
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –Farmers should scout and, if needed, spray for grasshoppers now, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. Grasshoppers are reported in almost every county in the state, he said.
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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some areas of the state, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey.
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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many late-planted and double-crop soybean fields in Missouri are at risk of damage from corn earworm, also known as soybean podworm, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. Scout fields now because conditions are right for the development of economic infestations, he said.
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  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. ­– “I’ve never seen Missouri corn looking this good,” said University of Missouri Extension corn specialist Brent Myers.
  • 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.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Deep-six weed seeds to control pigweeds and other herbicide-resistant pests in soybean fields.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Missouri’s newest automated real-time weather station recently went online at the Southwest Research Center, near Mount Vernon in Lawrence County. University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program operates a network of 31 stations across the state, said Pat Guinan, MU Extension climatologist.
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  • 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.
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Selecting breeding animals on how they look, by phenotype, worked for centuries. Progress in improving cattle was made just on appearance.
  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Hanna Taylor knows how important a “pitch competition” can be for a young entrepreneur. Taylor, who helped organize the University of Missouri Extension’s 4-H Build-a-Business Camp as part of her summer job, pitched an idea that became one of the area’s fastest-growing small businesses.
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  • Friday, July 11, 2014
    BETHANY, Mo. – Think of a rainbow when planning your summer meals, says Janet Hackert, University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist.
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  • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    LEXINGTON, Mo. – Visitors to historic Lexington, Missouri, can learn about the town’s rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through the University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program.
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  • 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.
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension and the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) will offer four free livestock risk management programs across the state this summer.
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
    NEW FRANKLIN, Mo. – Zane Volkmann always wanted to be a horse trainer.
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  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – June, noted for the start of the hot, dry days of summer, became a spring-rain month this year.
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    HANNIBAL, Mo. – Summertime is tourist time. Millions of families across the country hit the open road in search of America.
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  • 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.
  • Monday, June 23, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–Water temperatures in the tropical Pacific can end up having a lot to do with the price of corn in Missouri, thanks to El Nino and La Nina, says a University of Missouri atmospheric scientist.
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  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– Water is the firefighter’s traditional weapon of choice, but it can also be a deadly enemy.
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  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–Is pasture insurance right for your farm? The answer could be yes, no or maybe.
  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Grass grows in June just like it should have in May, says Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
  • 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.
  • Thursday, June 12, 2014
    FULTON, Mo. – Thirty-nine 4-H members and their families participated in a fishing derby, casting contest and skill-a-thon during the annual 4-H Sportfishing State Event held recently at Little Dixie Conservation Area near Fulton.
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  • 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.
  • Friday, June 6, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Golfers competed for charity at the fifth annual Missouri 4-H Foundation Clover Classic Golf Tournament, held June 3 at A. L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were Monsanto and Great American Insurance Group-Crop Division.
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  • Thursday, June 5, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Mizzou Mobile Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab is a laboratory on wheels that can respond to turf problems on golf courses and sports fields quickly and effectively.
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  • 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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  • Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A Jefferson City youth was elected president of the Missouri 4-H State Council at the 69th annual State 4-H Congress on the campus of the University of Missouri at Columbia.
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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 23, 2014
    GRANITE CITY, Ill.– After Bobby Hutchinson lost his left leg in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, he thought he’d never play golf again.
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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.
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
    BOLIVAR, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s first 4-H program in Polk County began in 1926, three years before Betty Beason Ammerman was born.
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  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
    BOLIVAR, Mo. – Fourteen-year-old Michaela Higginbotham of Bolivar expected to learn about the history of Polk County 4-H when she began working on a national 4-H history project. But she was happy to unearth her own family’s rich 4-H tradition as well.
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  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    SHELBYVILLE, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists are seeing early indications of black cutworm in northeastern Missouri.
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  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Prevention is key to reducing cases of foodborne illness.
  • Monday, May 5, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri’s Plant Diagnostic Clinic has reopened with a Missouri native at its helm. It had been closed for two years.
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  • 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.
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri river hills would look beautiful lined with chestnut trees and they’d turn a pretty profit.
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  • 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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  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    ROLLA, Mo.– The University of Missouri Extension State Council elected new officers at its monthly meeting April 11 in Rolla.
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Removing value-added cuts of beef from the chuck increases profits for producers while offering consumers lower-cost, high-quality steaks. The meat that is left over is usually sold as ground chuck. Does removing those value cuts affect the quality of the ground beef?
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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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  • Thursday, April 3, 2014
    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:
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Record cattle prices have caused a large uptick in beef prices at the grocery store.
  • 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.
  • Monday, March 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 1937, animator Frank Tashlin borrowed the name of petunia for Porky Pig’s girlfriend. Just as animation has changed greatly in nearly 80 years, today’s petunia is a far cry from yesteryear’s flower.
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  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Expect volatility in the soybean and corn markets over the next five years, said Pat Westhoff, director of the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (MU FAPRI).
  • Monday, March 17, 2014
    PILOT GROVE, Mo.– When is a grocery store more than just a grocery store? When it’s the first grocery store in town in more than five years.
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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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  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’s one of the most popular crops in the home garden. It’s 95 percent water, low in calories and an excellent source of vitamin K. It’s been grown in space and a mile underground.
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  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When milk producers first hear of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers, they become confused about the new farm bill safety net.
  • 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.
  • Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
    MACON, Mo. – Find ways to make tourists slow down for a small town. State tourism leaders gave this advice to community leaders at a recent Cultural Heritage Tourism and the Arts workshop sponsored by University of Missouri Extension in Macon.
  • 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.
  • Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – There’s a new No. 1 bad weed to watch in Missouri, says Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed specialist.
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  • 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.
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
    MEXICO, Mo. - Older farmers and young farmers strapped for capital are teaming up in increasing numbers to form livestock lease alliances.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–A variety of fruit fly, the spotted wing drosophila, has appeared in Missouri and made its presence felt by fruit growers.
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  • 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.