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: Friday, Sept. 24, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health offers free podcasts on farm safety and health topics, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch, who serves on the center’s regional ...
- Published: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Proper inventory management of farm chemicals saves money and protects animals, people and the environment, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Sam Polly.“With the cost of pesticides, letting a product degrade in your ...
- 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 ...
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): Micro-hydropower for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. Water use is often a contentious issue. Relative to other renewable energy technologies, micro-hydro faces heavy ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2019
This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Micro-hydropower for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. Missouri residents are fortunate to possess two important pieces of a viable hydropower resource: water and elevation. ...
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.