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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: March 31, 2020
Event time: | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Green Dot is a prevention program that seeks to reduce power based personal violence (child abuse, stalking, dating, domestic, and sexual violence) and is predicated on the notion that all community members have a role in reducing violence. Cost : ...
Event date: April 1, 2020 - May 20, 2020
Updates and changes to FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), SBA (Small Business Assistance), EDA (Economic Development Administration) and Disaster Recovery, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Rural Business Development Grants, COVID-19 ...
Event date: April 6, 2020 - May 22, 2020
A 21-day online, interactive, group study of John C Maxwell’s class book, “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader.” Learn more about yourself and how to lead by enrolling in this free course. Open enrollment for the class remains available ...
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: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Q. My various, leafy and grassy groundcovers are starting to sprout out, but they have all the old, nasty-looking growth left over from last year. What’s the easiest way to tidy these up? Answer by Master Gardener Mark Bernskoetter. Most ...
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: Sept. 1, 2015
Marketing is as important to vegetable growers as a high yield. Producing vegetable crops is often relatively easy, but finding a market or optimal combination of markets can be challenging. Low transportation costs and the ability to produce ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2014
Raised-bed gardening is a popular technique for growing plants in Missouri. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees and shrubs may be grown in raised beds, which can be attractive as well as useful (Figure 1).Figure 1Raised beds are not only functional, ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2014
The most highly prized landscape plants are broad-leaved evergreens. They are the true aristocrats of our gardens. However, many of them require special attention if they are to develop into attractive, long-lived plants.Wide fluctuations in ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2005
You can't look at the soil, or smell it, or feel it and tell whether it has 10 pounds or 100 pounds of available phosphorus per acre. But if you bring a sample of this soil to your local MU Extension center or mail it to an MU Soil and Plant Testing ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2001
Several species of plants poisonous to livestock are distributed throughout Missouri, and many of them are commonly found in native or improved pastures. This guide describes some of the more common species that are toxic to various livestock. For ...
Use this web-based tool to generate a report describing the physical, demographic and environmental characteristics of a selected land parcel and its surroundings.
Results of a survey conducted in 2012 to determine what people thought was happening to Missouri farmland values.