The following publications might be of particular interest to people in Johnson County. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Basics of Farm Lease Agreements

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Learn about key elements necessary for creating quality written farm leases between tenants and landowners.

Farmland Values for Midwestern States

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Find farmland value price trends in Missouri and other Midwestern states since 1912.

Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri

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Get custom service rates for fieldwork, planting, fertilizer, crop harvesting, hauling and heavy equipment activities from a survey of farmers, agribusinesses and contractors.

Quality for Keeps: Freezer Problem Solver

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Reviewed by Leslie Bertsch
Department of Nutrition and Health

Controlling House Mice

Reviewed

Robert A. Pierce
Extension Fish and Wildlife Specialist

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance

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See how LRP insurance helps farmers manage market price volatility risk. Missouri producers may apply for feeder cattle, fed cattle, lamb and swine policies.

Crop Insurance in Missouri

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Learn four types of crop insurance that can manage corn, soybean and other row crop risk. Plus, read about units you can insure and the premium cost for a policy.

Cash Rental Rates in Missouri

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Learn about trends in cash rental rates for Missouri cropland, pastureland, grain bins, farm buildings and fee hunting based on survey responses from 112 MIssourians.

How to Can Fresh Vegetables

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Learn to safely can fresh vegetables in this research-based guide covering asparagus, beans, beets, carrots, corn, okra, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins and spinach. Recommended pressure canner process times are provided.

Freezing Basics

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Freezing is one of the easiest and quickest methods of food preservation. Most foods retain their natural color, flavor and texture better when frozen than when other methods of food preservation are used. Learn the basics in this MU Extension guide.

How to Freeze Home-Prepared Foods

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Developed by Barbara Willenberg

Revised by Susan Mills-Gray
State Nutrition Specialist

How to Can Meat, Fish and Poultry

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Developed by Barbara Willenberg

Revised by Susan Mills-Gray
State Nutrition Specialist

Safe Home Canning Basics

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Safely preserve fresh fruits and vegetables — and meat, poultry, seafood, soups and sauces — by the proper canning method: boiling water, steam or pressure. Learn the basics in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

How to Can Fresh Fruit

Reviewed

Did you know there's more than one way to can fresh fruit? Learn the options and what they mean for your final color and taste.

How to Freeze Fruits

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Developed by Barbara Willenberg

Revised by Susan Mills-Gray
State Nutrition Specialist

Steps for Successful Home Canning

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Developed by Barbara Willenberg

Revised by Susan Mills-Gray
State Nutrition Specialist

How to Can Sweet Spreads

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Developed by Barbara Willenberg

Revised by Susan Mills-Gray
State Nutrition Specialist

How to Freeze Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs and Dairy Products

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Freezing is an excellent method of preserving animal products. Follow these basic guidelines for simple, effective and safe freezing of meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products.

Introduction to Food Dehydration

Dehydration is one of the oldest methods of food preservation. Visit our website today to learn more about food dehydration.

Pesticide Storage

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Learn guidelines to ensure the safe and environmentally friendly storage of pesticides.

Common Internal Parasites of Swine

Reviewed

Parasites can greatly reduce swine performance. Visit our website to learn about the Common Internal Parasites of Swine.

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Agricultural Phosphorus and Water Quality

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John A. Lory
Department of Agronomy and Commercial Agriculture Program

We value clean water for many reasons. We depend on lakes and streams for drinking water and recreation. Wildlife depends on habitats created by healthy streams, wetlands and lakes. There is strong support in both rural and urban communities for efforts to maintain and improve water quality.

Swine Management Check Sheet

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John C. Rea and Ronald O. Bates
Department of Animal Sciences

This publication highlights some of the major swine management techniques producers should periodically check.

How to Use Dehydrated Foods

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Developed by Barbara Willenberg
Revised by Susan Mills-Gray, State Nutrition Specialist

Snakes: Information for Missouri Homeowners

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Few animals are more disliked or misunderstood than snakes. Visit our site for our Snakes: Information for Missouri Homeowners resource.