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  1. 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

  2. Illness from mosquito, flea, tick bites has tripled since 2004

    Illness from mosquito, flea, tick bites has tripled since 2004

    • June 13, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch urges Missouri residents to take precautions to ward off mosquitoes, ticks and fleas this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... Continue reading this description

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Upgraded MU weather station goes online in Mississippi County

    Upgraded MU weather station goes online in Mississippi County

    • June 11, 2018

    CHARLESTON, Mo. – A weather station in Mississippi County recently got an upgrade that lets it share real-time weather data. The station, located 5 miles south of Charleston at the county airport, has been operational since 1995, says University... Continue reading this description

  6. MU Extension offers four-day tour for cattle producers

    • June 7, 2018

    HERMITAGE, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension offers cattlemen a bus tour of cattle operations in Kansas and Oklahoma Aug. 6-9. MU Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis said the tour offers an opportunity to learn to manage herds better... Continue reading this description

  7. Farmers seek help from MU agronomists on dry weather impact on crops, forages

    • June 6, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Newly made spring hay finally being baled in June may be toxic for cattle. Hold off on feeding new hay, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. The longer the hay can be stored after baling, the less... Continue reading this description

  8. MU vet students take research to dairy parlors and pastures

    MU vet students take research to dairy parlors and pastures

    • June 6, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri veterinary students take campus research to parlors and pastures to help dairy farms improve. The MU School of Veterinary Medicine’s production medicine class is a popular elective, offering students... Continue reading this description

  9. Fire ants: The sting of buying hay south of the state

    Fire ants: The sting of buying hay south of the state

    • June 6, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri livestock producers may be looking south for hay due to concerns over predicted hay shortages. Buyer beware of red imported fire ants hitching a ride on hay from south of Missouri’s border, says University of Missouri... Continue reading this description

  10. Ag census deadline extended to July 30

    • June 6, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The deadline for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture has been extended to July 30. Forms can be returned by mail or securely submitted online. University of Missouri Extension economist Ryan Milhollin... Continue reading this description

  11. Beware scams as new Medicare cards arrive

    Beware scams as new Medicare cards arrive

    • 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... Continue reading this description

  12. Preventing heat stress helps cows produce more milk

    Preventing heat stress helps cows produce more milk

    • June 5, 2018

    HUMANSVILLE, Mo. – Martin Prairie Farms near Humansville treats dairy cows like guests. The family-owned dairy farm north of Humansville in Hickory County dedicates itself to top-of-the-line herd nutrition and care, says University of Missouri... Continue reading this description

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