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Through a network of county offices, the University of Missouri solves problems and engages with communities across all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis.
MU faculty, staff and elected council members, who live in your community, work with you to identify local interests and issues and then offer relevant programming and resources to meet the unique needs of you and your community.
Our job is to partner with communities to find solutions with credible, science-based information that will help you:
- Grow safe and healthy food
- Build and grow profitable businesses
- Improve your health and relationships
- Increase agricultural production
- Update professional training in business, health and safety
- Engage youth as valued, contributing citizens
Explore the MU Extension website and your county page to discover how MU Extension can enhance your life.
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Event date: May 26, 2020
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moving from place to place, activity to activity, is often filled with tears, screaming, and tantrums. Learn how you can smooth transitions to make them productive, fun times for children and stress free for adults. This class will be offered through ...
Event date: May 26, 2020
Event time: | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join the Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) for a discussion about funding options available to small business owners due to disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation will review the SBA options made available in the ...
Event date: May 27, 2020 - June 29, 2020
MU Labor and Workforce Development is prepared to help employers establish back-to-work plans. As lockdown orders are lifted and the economy slowly comes back online businesses are looking for guidance in transitioning employees, customers, and ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Healthy lawns make for healthy streams. University of Missouri Extension offers homeowners a new series of Zoom classes on how to keep lawn fertilizers and pesticides from reaching streams. The live series, “Healthy Yards for ...
- Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri’s Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) has launched the COVID-19 Testing Dashboard, an online mapping and charting tool that provides a graphical look at COVID-19 testing in each ...
- Published: Monday, April 20, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension is offering online town hall meetings led by agronomy, livestock and horticulture specialists. “MU Extension has long served as a trusted and necessary resource to help Missourians get food on the ...
- Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Food Finder (www.MOFoodFinder.org) is a new online tool that easily connects Missouri consumers with people growing and selling locally produced food in their region.Developed by University of Missouri Extension’s ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2016
Missouri has two fence laws: the general fence law (updated Aug. 28, 2001) and the local option fence law. In addition, Missouri law addresses special situations of property bordering a road, a railroad, or a body of water. Landowners need to be ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 1998
The Missouri Soil Test Report is an important tool for making management decisions for crop and forage production. This guide will help you understand the soil test report and make the results more useful for your farming operation. Figure 1Sample ...
Publication date: May 1, 2020
The rates reported in this guide summarize a statewide survey conducted online and by solicitations of University of Missouri Extension specialists in the winter of 2019–2020. We asked farmers, agribusiness firms and land improvement contractors to ...
Publication date: May 1, 2017
This plan provides construction details to build a walk through fly trap for cattle. The frame is shown to be constructed using CCA treated lumber but a steel frame can be substituted.TopicsHaematobia irritans Pest of pasture and range ...
Publication date: March 1, 2000
Feeding hay to cattle is expensive. Recent analyses show that hay costs between $0.02 and $0.07 per pound of dry matter; usually more than double the cost for the same amount of nutrients from pasture. Hay is expensive because:It requires a large ...
Publication date: June 1, 1996
Horse flies (insect family Tabanidae) are probably the most severe fly pests of cattle on Missouri pasture and range (Figures 1 and 2). Only the females "bite," but the blood-feeding activities of these large, agile insects can constitute a ...
The Beginning Gardener-Getting Started with Vegetables-2020
May 15, 2020 - July 15, 2020
This self-paced course perfect for learning how to grow vegetables in your own backyard. Based on information from the Master Gardeners Core Training series, this pilot course provides learners with just enough information to get started with a ...
Master Pollinator Steward-TR Regional Training
May 27, 2020 - July 1, 2020
The Missouri Master Pollinator Steward Program is piloting this online course to provide needed information on pollinators and what is needed to protect their habitat. Qualifying as an advanced training for both the Master Gardener Program and the ...
Healthy Yards for Clear Streams 2020
May 18, 2020 - June 12, 2020
Healthy Yards for Clear Streams is designed to help you be environmentally responsible with lawn and landscape practices. By implementing the practices learned in this program, you will be able to reduce your annual use of fertilizers and pesticides ...
Adults desiring to volunteer with Missouri 4-H must complete this form to consent to a background check.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available for both buyers and sellers.
MU Extension in Howard County
600 W Morrison
Fayette, MO 65248
|8:30 - 11:30 a.m. / 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday|