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: 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: Thursday, May 14, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Agriculture-related incidents injure 33 children every day, and every three days a child dies from one, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.“Protecting our future generation needs ...
- 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): Solar Hot Water Applications for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. This one guides you through calculating yearly operating costs for various solar water heating systems so ...
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 ...
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.
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.