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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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