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Event date: April 9, 2020
Event time: | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As we monitor the ongoing national response to the spread of COVID-19 and keep public health top of mind, we have decided to change the Sheep and Goat Workshop scheduled for April 9 th in Stockton, Mo. to an online format. This meeting will be held ...
Event date: April 16, 2020
Event time: | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This event is a webinar. In this session, Missouri companies will learn about export and trade promotion and connecting with customers around the globe. Our goal is to help you determine if you are ready to expand your business outside the US, to ...
Event date: July 16, 2020
Event time: | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$500 Billion! That’s how much the Federal Government awarded in Prime Contracts in FY 2019. Federal Government must set aside 23% of contract dollars for Small Businesses. That’s $115 Billion that went to small businesses last fiscal year. In FY ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, March 27, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The stage is set for more spring flooding in Missouri, said University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan. “A lot will depend on the weather patterns that set up over the region in the next few weeks,” he said. ...
- Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
“Whether cattle producers keep calves for 60 days after weaning prior to sale or graze the calves as stockers prior to feedlot entry cheap gain is key to operation profitability,” says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension regional ...
- Published: Friday, March 20, 2020
Show Me Resilience. In challenging times, Missourians come together. This simple phrase illustrates how University of Missouri Extension and communities across the state are showing up for each other. People, businesses and communities across ...
- Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
As we monitor the ongoing national response to the spread of COVID-19 and keep public health top of mind, we have decided to change the Sheep and Goat Workshop scheduled for April 9 in Stockton to an online format. The workshop will still be held ...
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, 2018
The rates reported in this guide are based on a statewide survey conducted by mail in the winter of 2017. Farmers, agribusiness firms, aerial applicators and land improvement contractors responded to questions on the rates they were charging or ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2016
Home production of vegetables has been increasing in popularity in recent years. In addition to saving on the family food bill, the availability of fresh, inexpensive produce from the family garden is conducive to maintaining good dietary ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2015
Established lawns may be maintained at different levels of perfection according to individual situations and desires, but good lawns seldom “just happen.” This summary outlines major steps required to maintain a high-quality lawn year round.Steps ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2016
Fencing duties and boundary locations have been the subject of arguments between neighbors for centuries. This publication is intended to answer Missouri farmers' and rural landowners' questions regarding such duties and rights. The solution ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that 35 percent of Missouri farmland is rented. That means that about 9.8 million acres of Missouri agricultural land is rented. To help both landowners and farmers, the University of ...
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