Parents who are divorcing or separating face unique challenges in parenting their children while living apart. The purpose of the Focus on Kids (FOK) program is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children through the divorce/separation process, and to help parents develop ways to effectively work together as co-parents.
The Food Preservation program provides up-to-date, research-based procedural recommendations, tested recipes, and hands-on workshops that assist the consumer in safely preserving produce and other products.
The goals of the Food Safety program include educating consumers on safe food handling in food preparation and food preservation, and educating farmers and farmers market vendors on food safety and regulatory compliance. Many topics are highlighted on this site to help you learn how to safely handle food from the farm to your table.
MU Extension hosts the Missouri Food Systems Network. The goal is to create strong and resilient community-based food systems that make positive economic impacts, enhance food access, and increase food security.
Missouri's forage-livestock industry is the state's largest agricultural endeavor.
Forage producers use 11 million acres of private lands for grazing, hay production and conservation. Forage-livestock enterprises contribute more than $12 billion annually to Missouri's economy, providing direct income for more than 200,000 citizens.
The Missouri Garden ’n Grow program is a summer volunteer gardening program for 9- to 13-year-olds. Participating youths not only learn vegetable gardening, but also “cultivate” other science, math and language arts skills — and have fun!
Located near Rock Port at the toe slope of the loess hills, this Center’s mission is to provide research and teaching in the specific soil and climatic conditions of extreme northwest Missouri. This occurs through research and demonstrations of conservation tillage and soil conservation management practices, turf and forage, and crop production…
The singular goal of Agriculture and Environment Extension at the University of Missouri is to double the value of Missouri agriculture by 2030 while sustaining the state’s natural resources. Learn about initiatives related to how it plans to grow agribusiness sustainably.
Life expectancy for American men has been falling in recent years, widening an existing gap in the expected lifespans of men and women. The Health Information for Men (HIM) program aims to help change that by providing information on the latest findings on health-related topics.
In order to promote healthier eating options while also keeping costs low and profit margins high, partners from across the state worked together to develop toolkits that offer healthy model guidelines, menu choices and easy-to-use tools for concessions in Missouri parks and schools.
Missouri is the first state chapter of the national Heroes to Hives program. Heroes to Hives is a unique program offered through the Michigan Food & Farming Systems that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through free professional training and community development centered around beekeeping.
Demonstrations and research at the 375-acre Hundley-Whaley Research Center are made possible through the generosity of Elma Hundley and Lulu Whaley. Projects focus on the best management practices and economics for corn and soybeans. The research center is noted for excellence in pesticide evaluations and comparisons. Projects with a sustainable…
Jefferson Farm and Garden is a 67-acre educational farm designed to engage the community in experiences about food and agriculture. Jefferson Farm and Garden are committed to sharing the story of agriculture and demonstrating a vast array of Midwest farming, gardening and conservation practices.
The Labor Education Program, a continuing education unit of MU Extension, is located at the University of Missouri in Columbia. The program has been engaged in the development and delivery of high-quality leadership training programs for trade union leaders in Missouri and other Midwestern states since 1964.
Precipitation is generally plentiful in the Midwest, but the timing and amount can be problematic. Integrated systems that address landscape and drainage water management and new technology allow for sustainable crop production systems, enhanced nutrient use efficiency, and increased food production.
The Master Gardener program provides in-depth horticultural training to Missourians who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their communities learn about gardening and environmental education.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care.
As America’s largest youth development organization, 4-H offers youth, families, and adult volunteers of all ages many ways to engage, grow and serve. It’s about young people — from both rural and urban areas — making new friends and memories while preparing to be future leaders.
The Missouri 4-H Foundation is the independent philanthropic partner of the MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. Our mission is to maximize 4-H youth development through resource acquisition and management.