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  1. Soybean specialist gives tips for handling weather woes

    • Oct. 18, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mother Nature has much to say about soybean yield and grain quality almost every year, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. This year was no exception. Several important soybean-growing regions in... Read more ...

  2. Forage insurance gains users in big dry spells

    • Oct. 18, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Crop insurance? Sure. Forage insurance? Not so much. Recent droughts and short hay crops brought attention to forage losses. Pasture, rangeland and forage (PRF) insurance started in 2009. But offerings didn’t attract many buyers... Read more ...

  3. Managed pastures pay dollar returns using skills learned in grazing schools

    • Oct. 12, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Pastures grow green for farmers. When managed well, pastures add dollars to farms. University of Missouri economists report an added output of $125 million per year from using skills taught for management-intensive grazing (MiG) at... Read more ...

  4. MU School of Visual Studies brings Art on the Move to Osage Beach

    MU School of Visual Studies brings Art on the Move to Osage Beach

    • Oct. 12, 2018

    OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – In November, the University of Missouri School of Visual Studies Art on the Move program presents a photo exhibition in Osage Beach by Mackenna Surdyke-Bennett, an Osage Beach native who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from... Read more ...

  5. How to send winter pests packing

    How to send winter pests packing

    • Oct. 11, 2018

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Six-legged pests want to share your warm home this winter. University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Tamra Reall tells how to send crawling freeloaders packing. These unwelcome visitors are mostly a lethargic nuisance.... Read more ...

  6. Workshops offer help on hiring, retaining farmworkers

    • Oct. 8, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will hold workshops throughout the state on how to attract and keep quality farm laborers. “This one-day workshop was developed by MU Extension to help you improve your labor management and... Read more ...

  7. Test cornstalks for nitrates before feeding

    • Oct. 5, 2018

    WARSAW, Mo. – Test baled cornstalks for nitrate levels and feed them to cattle with caution, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz. MU Extension agronomists across the state report high nitrate levels caused by... Read more ...

  8. MU Extension receives grant to improve water and nutrient recycling

    • Oct. 4, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension researchers are among the recipients of a new five-year, $4.34 million grant from USDA to study water and nutrient recycling, says MU Extension agricultural engineer Teng Lim. The grant, “Water... Read more ...

  9. MU's Jo Turner to join National 4-H Hall of Fame

    MU's Jo Turner to join National 4-H Hall of Fame

    • Oct. 2, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Linda “Jo” Turner, retired Missouri 4-H program leader and former interim director of University of Missouri Extension, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame Oct. 19 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in... Read more ...

  10. MU Extension receives $500,000 for fall-prevention programs

    MU Extension receives $500,000 for fall-prevention programs

    • Oct. 1, 2018

    Sheena Rice , MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. – “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” Older viewers will remember the commercial that’s often cited as an example of frailty, but falls are no laughing matter, especially for older adults.... Read more ...

  11. MU Extension receives grant to grow beginning farmers, ranchers program

    MU Extension receives grant to grow beginning farmers, ranchers program

    • Oct. 1, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will receive a $432,747 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grant through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant runs September 2018 to August 2021, says... Read more ...

  12. Farm tour shows how shade improves profits, cow comfort

    • Sept. 28, 2018

    ST. JAMES, Mo. – Cattle producers can learn how to improve profits by using natural shade in their operations during an Oct. 10 tour of the Mingo cow-calf operation in St. James. The tour shows how producer Brian Tomazi uses shade to improve cow... Read more ...

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