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- Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – New Medicare cards are on their way to everyone enrolled in the program. Cards will be mailed automatically and free of charge. People should be wary of anyone calling to offer assistance with the cards or to request money or ...
- Published: Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Many people want the gifts they send to be a surprise, but if you’re sending perishable food this holiday season, it’s better to spoil the surprise than risk spoiling the gift. “Pack it safely, mark it clearly and be sure ...
- Published: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – When storms, floods and other disasters leave damaged homes in their path, local contractors often get more business than they can handle. In many cases, out-of-town contractors will arrive in force to pick up the slack. Think ...
Publications Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Samples Download these sample files to preview excerpts from the curriculum. Making Money Count Curriculum Sample (PDF) Making Money Count Presentation Sample (PPT) Carole BozworthFamily Financial Education SpecialistSuzanne GellmanFamily ...
Publications Date: Oct. 1, 2015
Numerous marketing claims used on or with meat products are described to help consumers understand what the terms really mean and what the differences between the claims are. The terms include a number of animal production claims, such as natural, ...
Publications Date: Oct. 1, 2015
This publication answers frequently asked questions for selling safe canned foods such as pickles, jams, jellies or salsas. It includes information on the regulatory requirements for selling these foods, as well as the scientific reasoning behind ...
Publications Date: Feb. 21, 2012
SamplesDownload these sample files to preview excerpts from the curriculum.Making Money Count Curriculum Sample (PDF)Making Money Count Presentation Sample (PPT)Carole BozworthFamily Financial Education SpecialistSuzanne GellmanFamily Financial ...
Publications Date: June 23, 2009
Do you dream about living in your own home someday?If so, you're not alone. Each year, many people buy their first home and join the ranks of millions of Americans who are already homeowners. However, the home buying process can be intimidating. ...
Publications Date: March 30, 2009
Many families, individuals and businesses feel the strain of tough economic times. Whether facing loss of income, rising food costs, mortgage payments or other stressful situations, it’s difficult to know what resources are available and who to ...
Meet the experts
- Chantae Alfred FAMILY FINANCIAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST & CPD, PHELPS COUNTY View Profile
- Meridith Berry, Ed.D. FAMILY FINANCIAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST & CPD, GRUNDY COUNTY, ASSOCIATE EXTENSION PROFESSIONAL View Profile
- Rebecca Blocker HOUSING & ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN SPECIALIST ST FRANCOIS COUNTY, EXTENSION PROFESSIONAL View Profile