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  1. Alternative forage options during and after drought

    • Sept. 12, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in hay and forage shortages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal. Dhakal offers some alternative/emergency forage... Read more ...

  2. Zumwalt appointed director of MU FRTI

    Zumwalt appointed director of MU FRTI

    • Sept. 12, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kevin D. Zumwalt has been appointed director of the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (FRTI), effective Sept. 1. “Kevin has provided exemplary leadership as the interim director of the Institute for the... Read more ...

  3. Cows heat stressed after breeding may have unseen pregnancy losses

    • Sept. 10, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Prolonged heat stress this year may bring a smaller calf crop next year. Herd owners are seeing cows known to be pregnant coming back into heat to be rebred. Pregnancy losses are due to several reasons, says Scott Poock, University... Read more ...

  4. Emerging swine disease calls for biosecurity measures, says MU Extension veterinarian

    • Sept. 7, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – U.S. pork producers should be aware of an emerging swine disease, says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Corinne Bromfield. Chinese pork producers reported the 13th outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) Sept. 6. It has... Read more ...

  5. MU Extension offers innovative online leadership program

    MU Extension offers innovative online leadership program

    • Sept. 6, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has developed an innovative online program with the focus on building better leaders. The 11-week course runs Jan. 21-April 8, 2019. Leadership Online for Today (LOFT) is an interactive course that... Read more ...

  6. As meat supplies grow for export demand, trade and tariff doubts hurt on-farm prices

    • Sept. 5, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S. consumers. For consumers, this can be good news with lower prices at grocery cases. For producers of beef, pork, chicken and milk it doesn’t bode... Read more ...

  7. State ag director opens 6th annual Pearls of Production workshop

    State ag director opens 6th annual Pearls of Production workshop

    • Sept. 5, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn gives the welcome at the sixth annual Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture workshop Nov. 2-3 in Columbia. Chinn, a fifth-generation farmer from Clarence, manages a farrow-to-finish... Read more ...

  8. MU Art on the Move program comes to Farmington

    MU Art on the Move program comes to Farmington

    • Sept. 5, 2018

    FARMINGTON, Mo. – The University of Missouri School of Visual Studies’ Art on the Move outreach program will present an exhibition by MU alumna Hannah Reeves on Oct. 10 in Farmington. The exhibition—a temporary, site-specific display of... Read more ...

  9. Green up your eating plan

    • Sept. 4, 2018

    Summer is a great time to “green up” your diet by eating more fresh or cooked greens. Green leafy vegetables are in season in Missouri in the early summer and then again in the fall. This includes those greens most commonly seen in grocery... Read more ...

  10. Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    • Sept. 4, 2018

    Every five years the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines are developed by an expert panel of nutrition and health professionals to help all Americans consume a... Read more ...

  11. Mediterranean diet

    • Sept. 4, 2018

    The Mediterranean diet is known for boosting health and lowering risk for chronic diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers. This should not be thought of as a temporary diet, but rather a lifestyle change for improved... Read more ...

  12. In drought, byproduct feeds help cow herds on short pastures, hay

    • Aug. 31, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the 2018 drought forages for cow herds are short. Without rain, pastures didn’t grow and stored hay for winter feeding fell short. But feed options are at hand that were not available before. This drought has more feed grains... Read more ...

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