Missouri Dairy Industry Revitalization Study

New

Learn more about Missouri’s dairy industry trends concerning its dairy cow inventory, farms, production, prices, production economics and processing industry and how these affect the state’s economy.

Evaluating Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Opportunities for Local Beef in Missouri

New

Marketing beef direct-to-consumer is an complex business with many challenges. This guide explores common marketing options for beef producers, important considerations for direct-to-consumer marketing and the costs and returns of selling beef directly to consumers.

Promoting Produce - Green Beans Handout (Bundle of 25)

New $10

This handout provides information regarding watermelon in your diet.

Promoting Produce - Peas Handout (Bundle of 25)

New $10

This handout provides information regarding watermelon in your diet.

Promoting Produce - Blueberries Handout (Bundle of 25)

New $10

This handout provides information regarding blueberries in your diet.

Promoting Produce - Asparagus Handout (Bundle of 25)

New $10

This handout provides information regarding watermelon in your diet.

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

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

Missouri Farmland Values

Revised

Find farmland values for Missouri and its counties from USDA since 1959. Learn methods of estimating historical county values for years not reported.

Conservation Provisions in Leases

New

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.

Native Warm-Season Grass Seed Production

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Native warm-season grasses can be a valuable source of forage and wildlife benefits. They can also generate cash flow by harvesting and selling the seed produced. This guide discusses the practices used to harvest seed and the costs and returns of doing so.

Missouri Maple Syrup: Hobby to Sales

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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

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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.

Pasture Fence Construction Budget

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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.

Is Your Family Prepared for an Earthquake?

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

Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws

Reviewed

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.

Missouri Master Naturalist State Program Manual

Revised

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.

Preparing Sheep for Winter Months

New

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.

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

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Practical and efficient manure management on animal farms is important to ensure smooth operation, provide valuable nutrients to crop production, and minimize the negative impact on environment.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe: 2024, No. 1 (January/February)

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Home Canning for Family vs. Home Canning for Sale

Show Me Nutrition: Second Grade — Grains Guide poster

New $33

This 24-by-36-inch poster is designed to help instructors create a reference board to identify different types of grains. It is one of the posters designed to be used with the Show Me Nutrition, Second Grade curriculum.

Missouri Farmland Values Opinion Survey

Revised

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

Sugar vs. Saltines Poster

Revised $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.

Battle Bacteria Poster

New $33

This 24x36 inch poster focuses on keeping food safe from bacteria. It explains four simple steps to prevent contamination: clean, separate, cook and cool.

MyPlate Food Poster

Reviewed $33

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

Second Grade Curriculum: Food Group Express, Fifth Edition

Revised $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.

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