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  1. No Grades, No Problem

    No Grades, No Problem

    • Nov. 15, 2019

    Osher, MU Arts & Science collaborate on ‘potpourri’ course. COLUMBIA, Mo.— The students let out a surprised chuckle when Amanda Rose revealed that among CEOs of S&P 1500 companies, women are not just outnumbered by men, they are outnumbered... Read more ...

  2. Megan Silvey named new communications director for MU Extension

    Megan Silvey named new communications director for MU Extension

    • Nov. 15, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Megan Silvey will be University of Missouri Extension’s new director of communications and marketing as of Dec. 9. “Megan brings a great blend of experiences that will enable her to provide excellent leadership for our... Read more ...

  3. Missouri land values up 4% on average

    • Nov. 14, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s recent land value survey shows that average land prices for non-irrigated cropland across the state increased about 4% or $204 per acre from last year. The study shows averages of $5,421 per... Read more ...

  4. Heifer genetics aid gains in Missouri beef quality

    • Nov. 14, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers needing heifers to replace old cows, or sold cows, are at a good time. This fall’s Show-Me-Select heifer sales offer spring-calving replacements to build herds. Recent declining profits and bad winters forced downsizing... Read more ...

  5. MU gains part in $10 million USDA grant for farm cover crops

    • Nov. 13, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri agricultural scientists working in cover crops share in a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They will work with people in 30 organizations across the country and around the world. “The five-year... Read more ...

  6. Ice melters may harm nearby trees

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo.- Homeowners should be careful when using ice melters close to trees this winter, said a University of Missouri Extension forester. "Nearly all ice melters are salts," said Hank Stelzer. They work by lowering the freezing point of water... Read more ...

  7. Elderly at special risk during frigid weather

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. –Frigid weather across the Midwest puts the elderly at special risk, said a University of Missouri Extension safety specialist. “Elderly in poorly heated homes or those of low income may unknowingly keep temperatures in a dangerous... Read more ...

  8. Heifer buyers at Kirksville SMS sale get free trucking for volume buys

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Beef herd replacements bought at the Show-Me-Select heifer sale, Nov. 22, at Kirksville, may be trucked to new homes for free. “Free trucking is a first this year,” says sale manager Zac Erwin. Herd owners selling in the sale... Read more ...

  9. 20th Missouri Livestock Symposium focuses on beef profits

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Beef producers will learn to improve profits through management tips at the 20th annual Missouri Livestock Symposium, says Garry L. Mathes, chair of the symposium planning committee. Farmers and ranchers will learn the value of... Read more ...

  10. Winter weather resources from MU Extension

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    Editors : University of Missouri Extension has compiled a list of websites, extension publications, news releases and other online resources for coping before, during and after winter storms. MU Extension news releases Ice dams on the roof can... Read more ...

  11. Missouri agricultural weather wind information and resources

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    A wind rose is a graphical presentation of the average hourly speed and direction of wind at a particular location. The wind rose consists of 16 petals that indicate the percent of time that a wind is blowing from that direction. By looking at the... Read more ...

  12. Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educator Lifetime Achievement Award

    Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educator Lifetime Achievement Award

    • Nov. 8, 2019

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award.... Read more ...

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