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  1. Hot tips for gardeners when it's cold outside

    • Dec. 7, 2018

    MARBLE HILL, Mo. - As winter lingers, gardeners plan and dream of warmer days ahead. Follow these simple tips now for more gardening joy in the spring, says Donna Aufdenberg, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in horticulture. -Mulch... Read more ...

  2. Free hay ammoniation demonstrations offered

    • Dec. 7, 2018

    WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. - University of Missouri Extension will provide a free forage ammoniation demonstration 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Craig Bennett farm in Howell County. Farmers and ranchers can learn how to ammoniate low-quality hay to... Read more ...

  3. MU names new 4-H Center for Youth Development director

    MU names new 4-H Center for Youth Development director

    • Dec. 6, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has named Lupita Fabregas as the director of MU’s 4-H Center for Youth Development. Fabregas will assume her new responsibilities Feb. 1, 2019. She previously served as assistant director with... Read more ...

  4. Grazing fall pasture growth extends high-price hay, says MU agronomist

    • Dec. 6, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Managed grazing makes better use of forage in a year of high-price hay. After a drought with short grass and little hay, fall pastures grew fast with good rains. Management-intensive grazing (MIG) extends fall grass supplies. Or... Read more ...

  5. Dailey receives symposium's Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dailey receives symposium's Lifetime Achievement Award

    • Dec. 6, 2018

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension writer Duane Dailey won the 2018 Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award at the Missouri Livestock Symposium on Nov. 30. The award honors an educator making significant contributions to... Read more ...

  6. Safe travels for holiday food gifts

    • Dec. 5, 2018

    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... Read more ...

  7. Heed the labels on food gifts

    • Dec. 5, 2018

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The gift of food can be a delightful part of the holidays. But before taking the first bite, make sure the food had a safe trip to your doorstep and didn’t take a detour into the temperature danger zone. “Mail-order food... Read more ...

  8. Crop conference offers updates on diseases, pests and new ag technology

    • Dec. 5, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Early registration for the 2018 University of Missouri Crop Management Conference closes Friday, Dec. 7. MU’s Division of Plant Sciences hosts the Dec. 18-19 event at the Columbia Holiday Inn Executive Center. MU Extension weed... Read more ...

  9. Feeding corn to cows replaces hay

    • Dec. 5, 2018

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers. Prolonged drought last summer upset haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered... Read more ...

  10. Amaryllis: A showstopping holiday bloomer

    Amaryllis: A showstopping holiday bloomer

    • Dec. 4, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Amaryllis is the perfect last-minute gift for young and old, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Plants make thoughtful gifts at this time of the year, or simply represent a good way of... Read more ...

  11. Prices average $2,099 per head at Fruitland Show-Me-Select sale

    • Dec. 3, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “What a sale!” said sale coordinator Erin Larimore about the $2,099 average price for replacement heifers at the Show-Me-Select sale in Fruitland, Mo., Dec. 1. The fourth of six fall sales kept the upward trend in prices. Two... Read more ...

  12. Mistletoe's rich history

    Mistletoe's rich history

    • Dec. 3, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The holiday season is filled with traditions and customs involving plants, notes University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Mistletoe has a particularly rich history in European folklore, said Trinklein. In... Read more ...

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