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Event date: April 21, 2021 - May 25, 2021
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a one hour online course. A certified QPR Gatekeeper instructor with MU Extension will help participants recognize the warning signs for suicide, and learn how to intervene by using the three-step QPR method. ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, March 19, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The busy time of the year is upon us – prom, graduation, spring sports and end-of-school banquets. This flurry of activities can bring stress, especially in rural communities, where these activities may coincide with spring ...
- Published: Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri’s rural counties lack mental health services despite growing financial stress and suicide rates.All of Missouri’s 99 rural counties face a shortage of mental health professionals; 57 of them have none.University of ...
- 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: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020
Produce contamination accounts for an estimated 46% of foodborne illnesses across the United States each year — a serious issue affecting health, the economy and society as a whole. Even in the midst of the current pandemic, safety training for ...
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: Jan. 1, 2021
The William Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established that employers employing one or more persons have a legal responsibility to ensure their employees have a safe and healthful work environment. The agricultural industry is one ...
Publication date: June 1, 2020
Wildlife are valuable natural resources and important components of a healthy ecosystem. They also provide many economic, recreational and aesthetic benefits. However, given the wrong set of circumstances, almost any species of wildlife can become a ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
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 ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
The extreme drought of 2018 in the Midwest region has forced livestock producers to be concerned with drought effects such as high levels of nitrates in forage and drought-damaged crops for silage and baleage. Many producers are now searching for ...
Publication date: May 1, 2017
This publication is not intended for the professional user but rather for the occasional chain saw operator. Wear all appropriate safety equipment when operating a saw. And please remember, if you get tired while performing any of these operations ...
For Mental Health Awareness Month, MU Extension and Missouri partners have put together this toolkit offering resources to help strengthen farmer resilience and protect their mental health.
Meet the experts
- Darla Campbell COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT View Profile
- Jim Crawford FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING View Profile
- Karisha Devlin FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS View Profile
- Katie Neuner COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT View Profile
- Mary Sobba FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS View Profile
- Rachel Hopkins COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT View Profile
- Randa Doty COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT View Profile