Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe: 2024, No. 2 (March/April)

New | March 1, 2024 |

This edition of the newsletter covers "Why is dry canning not safe?" and "Why is pressure important in pressure canning?"

Pasture Fence Construction Budget

New | February 1, 2024 |

There are many different methods and materials used to construct farm fencing. Each method varies widely in cost and ease of construction. This guide focuses on some common types of fences constructed across the midwestern United States.

Conservation Provisions in Leases

New | February 1, 2024 |

Conservation practice can affect leases and the relationship between landowners and tenants. This guide presents topics to address when incorporating conservation and ecosystem services into a lease agreement.

Missouri Maple Syrup: Hobby to Sales

New | February 1, 2024 |

This guide is structured to help maple sugaring hobbyists navigate the process of growing their operation beyond a hobby and into a revenue-generating endeavor. It includes information on how to identify capacity and select trees to tap; technology and processing best practices; and tips from active producers on steps taken to break even and begin generating revenue.

2023 Missouri Rice Planting Date and Cultivar Trials

New | February 1, 2024 |

This report summarizes all rice cultivar (variety/hybrid) trials conducted in Missouri during the 2023 crop season. These trials featured 30 rice cultivars that were tested in 22 unique environments across both flood-irrigated and furrow-irrigated rice production systems, on research stations and on-farm.

Is Your Family Prepared for an Earthquake?

Revised | January 26, 2024 |


Take cover under a heavy desk, table or bench; in a supported doorway; or along an inside wall.

Preparing Sheep for Winter Months

New | January 1, 2024 |

Harsh weather conditions experienced in winter months could be stressful for sheep. The snow, strong winds and heavy rainfall may put ewes and young lambs at high risk of hypothermia. Learn how to reduce the stress caused by extreme low temperatures in this guide.

Missouri Master Naturalist State Program Manual

Revised | January 1, 2024 |

Learn about the Missouri Master Naturalist program. Along with an overview of this statewide volunteer conservation program, this manual details certification, training and volunteer service requirements and offers operation and program marketing tips.

Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws

Reviewed | January 1, 2024 |

Find what farmers and landowners need to know about fencing duties, rights and boundaries provided in Missouri's fencing law and a local option counties can adopt.

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Application of Aboveground Manure Slurry System as Additional Storage and Solid Separator

New | December 1, 2023 |

Zonggang Li
Post Doctoral fellow, Agricultural Systems Technology

Teng Teeh Lim
Extension Professor, Agricultural Systems Technology

MyPlate Food Poster

Reviewed | November 1, 2023 | $31

Encourage healthy eating habits with this colorful poster of the MyPlate dietary recommendations. MyPlate promotes making healthy food and beverage choices from the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy. Order your poster from U

First Grade Curriculum: Fun With Food and Fitness, Fifth Edition

Revised | November 1, 2023 | $30

This curriculum introduces students to the current USDA food graphic and the need to eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups to grow and stay healthy. It also covers the difference between TV ads and regular programming so they can begin to understand how advertising influences food choices.

Second Grade Curriculum: Food Group Express, Fourth Edition

Revised | November 1, 2023 | $45

This curriculum teaches students that eating a variety of healthy foods plus being active leads to good health. It also covers healthy body image and how to be smart consumers by knowing the techniques advertisers use to persuade consumers to buy food.

FNEP pocket folder, with measures and equivalents (Bundle of 25)

Revised | November 1, 2023 | $45.00

This two-pocket folder is used in conjunction with the MyPlate.gov materials. It includes conversions, substitutions and abbreviations.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe: 2023, No. 6 (November/December)

New | November 1, 2023 |

Pumpkins galore! Pumpkin bread, muffins, soup, desserts and beverages are very popular in the fall and winter.

Fifth Grade Curriculum: Exploring the Food Groups, Fourth Edition

Revised | November 1, 2023 | $45

This curriculum encourages students to eat a variety of food from the five food groups each day. It also covers key nutrients the body needs to stay healthy; the best ways to ensure bodies get the types of healthy foods they need; the importance of physical activity, body acceptance and food choices; and truth in advertising.

Show Me Nutrition for Kids Pocket Folder (Bundle of 25)

Revised | November 1, 2023 | $45

This two-pocket folder is used in conjunction with the Show Me Nutrition curricula. It includes the MyActivity Pyramid and MyPlate graphics.

Third Grade Curriculum: Building MyBody, Fifth Edition

Revised | November 1, 2023 | $45

This curriculum covers how to use the current USDA food graphic to plan meals and choose foods from all the food groups. Students are encouraged to start the day with breakfast and learn to pay attention to body cues that help them know when they have eaten and exercised enough.

Sugar vs. Saltines Poster

Revised | November 1, 2023 | $10

Use this poster to learn about the information on a Nutrition Facts label, provides side-by-side comparison of Nutrition Facts labels for a packet of sugar and a serving of crackers.

Roses: Selecting and Planting

Revised | November 1, 2023 |

Roses are well adapted to many different environmental conditions. They are useful as landscape plants and prized as cut flowers. Since they are the product of centuries of breeding and selection, many shapes, forms, and colors provide endless types to select from and use.

Missouri Farmland Values Opinion Survey

Revised | November 1, 2023 |

Find Missouri cropland, pasture, timberland and hunting or recreation land values reported by surveyed agricultural lenders, rural appraisers and farmers.

Hog Finishing Planning Budget

Revised | October 1, 2023 |

Use this swine enterprise budget to estimate costs and returns for a Missouri hog finishing farm that buys 103 head of 40-pound pigs and sells 100 head of 280-pound hogs.

Marketing Maple Syrup in Missouri

New | October 1, 2023 |

Read highlights of the findings from a recent MU Extension study exploring maple syrup production in the lower Midwest, including interviews with Missouri producers and best practices for marketing products.

Corn (Irrigated) Planning Budget

Revised | October 1, 2023 |

Use this crop enterprise budget as a guide to estimate your production costs and returns when growing corn in Missouri under irrigation.

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