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  1. High nitrate in hay causes cow deaths

    • Feb. 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim... Read more ...

  2. Details matter when it comes to biosecurity

    • Feb. 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Pay attention to details to prevent disease outbreaks in livestock, says Corinne Bromfield, University of Missouri Extension swine veterinarian. She is part of a multi-agency team that will teach free biosecurity workshops across... Read more ...

  3. MU Foremost Dairy recognized by Holstein Association

    MU Foremost Dairy recognized by Holstein Association

    • Feb. 14, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Holstein Association USA recently named the University of Missouri’s Foremost Dairy Research Center as one of the top 10 college/university herds. MU Extension dairy veterinarian Scott Poock said this places Foremost in an elite... Read more ...

  4. Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors recognizes 6 dairy leaders

    Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors recognizes 6 dairy leaders

    • Feb. 13, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors inducted six members Feb. 1 at an awards ceremony at the University of Missouri Animal Science Research Center in Columbia. Joe Horner, MU Extension dairy economist and executive secretary of the... Read more ...

  5. New MU Extension horticulturist shares the 'joys and benefits of gardening'

    New MU Extension horticulturist shares the 'joys and benefits of gardening'

    • Feb. 11, 2019

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – If you’re looking forward to getting back to your garden this spring, or thinking about starting a new garden, Tamra Reall and University of Missouri Extension are here to help. Reall is the new MU Extension horticulture... Read more ...

  6. St. Louis County youth attend National 4-H Youth Summit

    St. Louis County youth attend National 4-H Youth Summit

    • Feb. 11, 2019

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – With increased challenges facing our communities and the agriculture industry, it is essential to design youth-driven programs dedicated to identifying ways to improve health, agriculture and food. Thirteen innovators of... Read more ...

  7. Heart-shaped leaves can add to a Valentine’s Day gift

    Heart-shaped leaves can add to a Valentine’s Day gift

    • Feb. 8, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. –While roses steal the show on Valentine’s Day, many plants produce heart-shaped leaves that can be a part of a bouquet or gift. One of the best known and easiest to grow or buy is the heartleaf philodendron, said University of... Read more ...

  8. MU Extension program helps landowners, renters understand state’s fence laws

    • Feb. 8, 2019

    KEYTESVILLE, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will offer a program on Missouri’s fence laws 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at locations across the state. “This is one of MU Extension’s most popular programs,” said Joe Koenen, MU... Read more ...

  9. Fescue forages lose toxins while stored for winter feed

    • Feb. 8, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Winter feeding of forage to beef herds doesn’t rank high as a favored job for herd owners. But there’s a bright side to feeding fescue, whether in hay or grass. Fescue toxins are down. “This is the best fescue will be, now... Read more ...

  10. One-day Beginner Grape School offered March 8 in Columbia

    • Feb. 6, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension offers the first Beginner Grape School March 8 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Columbia. The class will give attendees the information they need to successfully start and maintain a vineyard, says Dean... Read more ...

  11. Workshop tells producers how to renovate tall fescue pastures

    • Feb. 6, 2019

    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Livestock producers can learn how to improve pastures and profits during the March 18 Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon. MU Extension livestock... Read more ...

  12. MU Extension offers free series for woodland owners

    • Feb. 5, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension offers a free series of four live webinars on basic woodland management. The weekly webinars are 6-8 p.m. beginning Thursday, Feb. 21, says MU Extension state forestry specialist Hank Stelzer. The... Read more ...

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