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  1. Gradual weaning of calves reduces stress, increases profits

    Gradual weaning of calves reduces stress, increases profits

    • Sept. 16, 2021

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Weaning at home reduces stress and improves profit in calves, says University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist Eric Bailey.Unfortunately, more than 55% of calves are weaned on the trailer on the way to the sale barn,... Read more ...

  2. 'Hunger can happen to anyone': Missouri 4-H event spotlights food insecurity

    'Hunger can happen to anyone': Missouri 4-H event spotlights food insecurity

    • Sept. 16, 2021

    SEDALIA, Mo. – Missouri 4-H’ers and friends packed 450 boxes of food for distribution to veterans and their families. The food packing effort at the 2021 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia was just one way 4-H’ers are expanding their efforts to... Read more ...

  3. Youths compete at Missouri 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

    Youths compete at Missouri 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

    • Sept. 15, 2021

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – More than 100 youths competed at the 2021 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest on Sept. 11 at the MU Trowbridge Livestock Center in Columbia. This contest brought together 122 Missouri 4-H members to... Read more ...

  4. Preparing for disasters: Take it one step at a time

    Preparing for disasters: Take it one step at a time

    • Sept. 9, 2021

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The catastrophic damage left by Hurricane Ida as it charged through the eastern U.S. underlines the need for families to prepare for disaster, says a University of Missouri Extension human development specialist.Hurricanes and... Read more ...

  5. Heirloom apples are ripe for the picking

    Heirloom apples are ripe for the picking

    • Sept. 9, 2021

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – September is prime apple picking time in the lower Midwestern states.Not only are new cultivars available in stores during September, but many heirloom apple cultivars are at their peak in farm markets and U-pick operations, says... Read more ...

  6. Laclede County youth tops State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

    Laclede County youth tops State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

    • Sept. 8, 2021

    SEDALIA, Mo. – Whitney Yerina of Laclede County topped the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, held Aug. 21 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. “Yerina had an incredible week in the show ring as well, taking home both 4-H/FFA and Open Supreme... Read more ...

  7. 4-H joins Our Missouri celebration at the State Fair

    4-H joins Our Missouri celebration at the State Fair

    • Sept. 8, 2021

    The Missouri State Fair offers an opportunity for members to exhibit their skills in the 4-H Building, their showmanship in the livestock arenas and their character through demonstrations. For many, this is a culminating experience that affects them... Read more ...

  8. National Good Neighbor Day: Celebrate with a weeklong challenge

    National Good Neighbor Day: Celebrate with a weeklong challenge

    • Sept. 7, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Developing relationships with our neighbors may provide a solution to the national epidemic of loneliness and the feelings of isolation and depression that so many have, says David Burton, University of Missouri Extension county... Read more ...

  9. Conditions are right now for cracking, splitting tomatoes

    Conditions are right now for cracking, splitting tomatoes

    • Sept. 3, 2021

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gardeners might notice that their tomatoes are cracking or splitting now.“This is a common problem when there are widely varying soil moisture conditions, especially during the hot, dry days of late summer,” says University of... Read more ...

  10. Missouri 4-H'ers donate more than a half-ton of protein to fight food insecurity

    Missouri 4-H'ers donate more than a half-ton of protein to fight food insecurity

    • Sept. 2, 2021

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – This summer, Missouri 4-H youths raised more than 1,100 pounds of protein for Missourians in need by donating pigs at the 2021 Missouri State Fair. The pork contributed through Missouri Farmers Care’s Hogs for Hunger program will... Read more ...

  11. Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 44 members

    Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 44 members

    • Sept. 1, 2021

    SEDALIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 44 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 21 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.The Missouri 4-H Foundation recognizes individuals... Read more ...

  12. Budding flower business benefits from drip irrigation

    Budding flower business benefits from drip irrigation

    • Sept. 1, 2021

    HUNTSVILLE, Mo. – When Amanda Quinn quadrupled the growing space at her Randolph County flower farm, she didn’t want to quadruple the time spent watering flowers.Quinn, owner of “bloom: Cut Flower Farm,” contacted University of Missouri... Read more ...

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