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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
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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: Oct. 1, 1993
Can you get a ton's worth of agricultural limestone out of a ton of agricultural limestone? Probably not. The effectiveness of agricultural limestone depends on two factors:Calcium carbonate equivalentParticle sizeThe effectiveness of limestone ...
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: 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: Jan. 1, 2006
Collecting a representative soil sample is an important step in developing a nutrient plan for your farm. The goals of your soil-sampling plan should be toIdentify manageable sized fields with similar characteristics.Accurately and cost-effectively ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2001
Annual warm-season grasses can be used as part of a year-round grazing system throughout Missouri. With adequate moisture and fertility, they rapidly produce high-quality forage during late spring and summer when cool-season forages are dormant. In ...
Search for and identify weeds by their common or Latin names, or look up descriptions of their leaves, flowers, fruit, roots, identifying characteristics and overall appearance.
Master Gardener Newsletter covering Greene, Butler, and other counties
The Garden Spade, January 2020 issue, covering Greene, Butler, and other counties
The Garden Spade, November 2019 issue, covering Greene, Butler, and other counties
The Garden Spade, October 2019 issue, covering Greene, Butler, and other counties
MU Extension in Oregon County
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