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  1. Saline County 4-H'ers do a quick pivot to attend county fair

    Saline County 4-H'ers do a quick pivot to attend county fair

    • Aug. 14, 2020

    SALINE COUNTY, Mo. – Saline County 4-H’er Audrey Tinoco was all set to compete in the fashion revue, demonstrations, building exhibits and poultry events this summer at the Saline County Fair. Then a family member tested positive for COVID-19,... Read more ...

  2. Understanding local food systems in rural areas

    • Aug. 14, 2020

    Development of local food systems that spur economic development in rural areas requires different assumptions and models than the traditional market-based approaches applied in urban areas. That is among the conclusions presented in a recent... Read more ...

  3. Keeping camp alive

    Keeping camp alive

    • Aug. 14, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – With in-person summer camps canceled due to COVID-19, Missouri 4-H went to work creating new opportunities for youths to make as many summer memories as possible. “A combination of ‘camp in a kit’ and virtual experiences gave... Read more ...

  4. 2020 State 4-H Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest

    • Aug. 13, 2020

    SEDALIA, Mo. – Youths demonstrated their speaking and presentation abilities while sharing their knowledge of equine topics July 30 at the University of Missouri Extension 2020 State 4-H Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest. Awards were... Read more ...

  5. Tour of flower farm shows drip irrigation system

    • Aug. 12, 2020

    LA PLATA, Mo. – The public can see how drip irrigation helps a northeastern Missouri flower business during a tour of Titus Creek Flower Farm near La Plata on Aug. 20. University of Missouri Extension works with farmers interested in installing... Read more ...

  6. Master Gardener duo donates to local food pantries

    Master Gardener duo donates to local food pantries

    • Aug. 12, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Those who have planted gardens feel that they have “done something for the good of the whole world,” wrote American author Charles Dudley Warner in 1871. For Greene County Master Gardeners Maryfrances DiGirolamo and James... Read more ...

  7. Begin stockpiling fescue mid-August

    • Aug. 11, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Start stockpiling fescue mid-August for healthier and more profitable cattle, says University of Missouri Extension forage specialist Craig Roberts. Stockpiling fescue saves time and money by reducing the need to feed hay. Fescue,... Read more ...

  8. MU Extension strength training program for older adults now online

    • Aug. 11, 2020

    LAMAR, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program for older adults is now offered online via Zoom. A new eight-week class begins Aug. 17. One-hour sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. SSSH aims to provide... Read more ...

  9. Missouri Census 2020 deadline moved up to Sept. 30

    • Aug. 10, 2020

    The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that September 30, 2020 is now the final date for responding to the census. Note : This new deadline is a full month earlier than before. Self-responding is the easiest way to make sure you are counted! It is... Read more ...

  10. Scout for two emerging corn diseases in Midwest

    Scout for two emerging corn diseases in Midwest

    • Aug. 10, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri corn growers should scout for two emerging corn diseases: bacterial leaf streak (BLS) and tar spot, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette. These diseases appeared for the first time in... Read more ...

  11. Farm, Family & ME conference, Sept. 3, offers help to build resilience

    • Aug. 10, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The third annual Farm, Family & ME Summit for Women focuses on resilience, financial and farm stress, self-care, and mental well-being. The free virtual event is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 3, says Karisha Devlin, a University... Read more ...

  12. Produce safety training transitions online for Missouri and Kansas growers

    • Aug. 6, 2020

    Produce contamination accounts for an estimated 46% of foodborne illnesses across the United States each year — a serious issue affecting health, the economy and society as a whole. Even in the midst of the current pandemic, safety training for... Read more ...

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