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  1. First MU Master Pollinator Steward classes begin in May

    • April 18, 2018

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first series of University of Missouri Extension Master Pollinator Steward classes begins mid-May in Jefferson City. Pollinators play a crucial role in the production of fruits, vegetables, honey and field crops, said MU... Continue reading this description

  2. Tax refund advice: Save some, spend some

    • April 16, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Income tax refunds are ready to roll out. You might want to hold on to some of that cash. Refunds are wages you earn throughout the year and should be thought of as hard-earned money rather than found money, says Andrew Zumwalt,... Continue reading this description

  3. Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame inducts George Washington Carver

    Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame inducts George Washington Carver

    • April 13, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri native George Washington Carver was named the second member of the Missouri Soybean Center Hall of Fame during the third annual Soybean Symposium in April. “We can be proud that Missouri produced this great person. He... Continue reading this description

  4. Don't let April snow showers dull May flowers

    • April 12, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – April’s cold start in Missouri reminds gardeners that planting date is a matter of risk versus reward, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Growers who plant early risk crop damage or loss to... Continue reading this description

  5. Cold start to April delays crops

    Cold start to April delays crops

    • April 11, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – April’s cold start in Missouri has limited fieldwork and delayed planting for farmers and gardeners. The persistent cold “was nothing short of amazing,” said University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan. Many... Continue reading this description

  6. Teach kids about mowing the lawn safely

    • April 11, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lawn mowing is often one of the first jobs young people have. It is also one of the most dangerous spring activities, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. U.S. hospital emergency... Continue reading this description

  7. Grazing school set for May 9-10 in Osceola

    • April 10, 2018

    STOCKTON, Mo. – St. Clair County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Missouri Extension, and Missouri Forage and Grassland Council will hold a school on management-intensive grazing May... Continue reading this description

  8. SW Mo. dairy and creamery sees positive changes with pack barns

    SW Mo. dairy and creamery sees positive changes with pack barns

    • April 5, 2018

    MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – Brothers Dwight and David Fry remember the day that they decided to build bedded pack barns for their dairy cows. They visited neighbor David Gray’s barns on a winter day when sleet was pounding down. “His cows were lying... Continue reading this description

  9. Tax deadline looms: Should you file for an extension?

    • April 5, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The bell for the April 17 tax return deadline tolls for thee. But don’t panic, says University of Missouri Extension personal financial planning specialist Andrew Zumwalt. Income tax extensions are easy to file and give filers... Continue reading this description

  10. Calibrachoa: Petunia's pretty little cousin takes center stage in 2018

    Calibrachoa: Petunia's pretty little cousin takes center stage in 2018

    • April 4, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – While new flowering species are introduced on a fairly regular basis, very few have supplanted longtime garden favorites such as geraniums and petunias, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. An... Continue reading this description

  11. Renoe takes on engagement role as new MU assistant vice chancellor

    Renoe takes on engagement role as new MU assistant vice chancellor

    • April 4, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Susan Renoe has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for research, extension and engagement at the University of Missouri. This new position represents an expanded role for Renoe, who will continue to provide oversight for the... Continue reading this description

  12. Grain bin safety promoted April 9-13

    Grain bin safety promoted April 9-13

    • April 3, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Five seconds. That is all it takes for flowing grain to trap a farmer. In 60 seconds, grain engulfs and suffocates the farmer. That is why University of Missouri Extension, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the... Continue reading this description

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