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  1. Heatstroke can kill quickly in hot cars

    Heatstroke can kill quickly in hot cars

    • June 20, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When the news has another tragic story about a child accidentally left in a hot car, parents might believe they could never make a mistake like that. “It’s not just negligent parents or indifferent caregivers. When juggling the... Continue reading this description

  2. Master Gardener's coffeehouse brings farm to the city

    Master Gardener's coffeehouse brings farm to the city

    • June 20, 2018

    ST. LOUIS – Master Gardener Paul Whitsitt takes the farm to the city and the city to the farm. Whitsitt owns Kitchen House Coffee in St. Louis’ trendy Tower Grove East community. Out the back door, chickens earn their keep by laying eggs for the... Continue reading this description

  3. Beginning bidders step up action; Kingsville heifers average $1,968

    • June 20, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – First-time buyers took charge in the Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sale at Kingsville, Nov 25. Average price for 241 bred heifers hit $1,968, a season high in the third of six fall sales. The heifers were from 13 consignors... Continue reading this description

  4. Good ration affects cow profits, MU field day to tell of nutrition

    • June 20, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri beef producers have it good when it comes to feed resources, says Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension nutritionist. On Sept. 21 at the MU Thompson Farm, Spickard, he’ll share his good news. Bailey, new to... Continue reading this description

  5. Drought cuts pasture growth, farmers face culling cow herds

    • June 20, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In dry weather with short pastures, Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions. One way to match cows’ needs to available grass is to sell cows. Give careful thought to which grass eaters go first, says Eric Bailey,... Continue reading this description

  6. Mulch ado about something

    • June 19, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mulches can help garden soil stay cool during the heat of summer. Maintain 2-4 inches of an organic mulch to keep the soil cool, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. This promotes root growth and... Continue reading this description

  7. Fall tour to highlight white oak, whiskey and wine

    • June 18, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri has it all—wine, whiskey and white oak. University of Missouri Extension will once again toast the state’s unique contributions to the wine and whiskey industries during the second annual White Oak, Whiskey and Wine... Continue reading this description

  8. Golfers raise $37,000 for Missouri 4-H

    Golfers raise $37,000 for Missouri 4-H

    • June 18, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Golfers hit the greens June 5 in support of Missouri 4-H youth at the ninth annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were The Climate Corp., a division of Monsanto; and Great American... Continue reading this description

  9. Dairy farmers gain margin protection before new farm bill passes Congress

    • June 15, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new milk price safety net for dairy producers is in place. To take part farmers must rush to their local USDA farm service center. Milk producers must sign up for the first time or re-enroll by June 1, say University of Missouri... Continue reading this description

  10. Master Gardener nurtures school garden that fuels love of food, community

    Master Gardener nurtures school garden that fuels love of food, community

    • June 14, 2018

    Includes sidebar, “ Tips for gardening with children .” ST. LOUIS – A Master Gardener nurtures little minds and mouths at Sacred Heart Villa, a preschool in St. Louis. University of Missouri Master Gardener Margaret Grant teaches preschool... Continue reading this description

  11. Farmers seek forage options as drought cuts grass growth

    • June 13, 2018

    COLUMBIA. Mo. – Shortage of cattle forage forces some Ozark herd owners to chop trees to feed leaves. That method was used in big droughts of the 1930s and 1950s. Damage comes from more than an intense drought, said Craig Roberts, University of... Continue reading this description

  12. MU Extension, NRCS partner to help farmers convert cropland to pasture

    MU Extension, NRCS partner to help farmers convert cropland to pasture

    • June 13, 2018

    WELLSVILLE, Mo. – Matthew Spiers wants to convert cropland to pastureland for grazing. Through a joint effort by University of Missouri Extension and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Spiers plans to build a rotational... Continue reading this description

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