Equipment and facilities
Agricultural machinery and equipment are a major cost of doing business for farmers. Learn how to get the most from your investments.Learn more
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- Published: Thursday, July 22, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Move over, herbicides. There’s a new sheriff in town. And he’s toting some powerful guns loaded with electricity to kill weeds. This shocking new method of weed control was demonstrated at the 2021 Pest Management Field Day at ...
- Published: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Survivors do not soon forget power takeoff accidents.Retired Monroe County farmer Artie Whelan recalls one of his first days back on the farm after his discharge from the U.S. Army 64 years ago.The half-ton truck he was driving got ...
- Published: Friday, May 29, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, offers Missouri feed mill operators training to help them comply with federal Food Safety Modernization Act guidelines.MU Extension state ...
- Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – As summer temperatures rise, dairy animals benefit from heat abatement, says Joe Zulovich, a University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock housing systems.Lactating cows face the most risk from heat, says Zulovich. Dry ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2021
Work-related injuries caused 416 farmer and farm worker deaths in 2017, resulting in a fatality rate of 20.4 deaths per 100,000 farm workers. The National Agricultural Tractor Safety Initiative reports that tractors cause about 50% of all farm worker ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2020
Irrigation presents an opportunity for Missouri forage producers to mitigate production risk from drought. This guide explores three areas to consider before choosing a forage irrigation system: expected forage response, equipment options, and the ...
Publication date: July 1, 2020
This manual is designed to acquaint readers with the principles on which successful grazing management is based. This manual brings together a group of researchers, educators and producers with broad experience in land management and forage/livestock ...
Publication date: Jan. 10, 2020
Missouri rice farmers started furrow-irrigated production beginning around 1990. For many years, the amount of land in “row rice” was small. But interest in the cropping system has increased in recent years. About 30% of the rice is currently ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2019
This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Biodiesel Applications for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. This one describes biodiesel, explains how it differs from vegetable oil, and answers several questions relating ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2019
This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Biodiesel Applications for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. This series examines biodiesel from oilseed processing to conversion, from consumer issues to economics. This ...
Use this spreadsheet tool to help you estimate the cost of irrigating forage systems.
Know Before You Fly is an education campaign founded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to educate prospective ...
Bob Schultheis, a natural resource engineer with University of Missouri Extension, demonstrates the danger of entanglement with farm equipment.
A book geared toward students, crop consultants, farmers, extension workers and practitioners interested in practical applications of site-specific agricultural management.
Resources to help you plan and manage for recreational fishing or commercial aquaculture.
Provides practical education and on-the-farm assistance for farmers with disabilities.
Missouri Century Farms
Awards certificates to landowners with farms that have been in the same family for 100 years or more.