News and articles

Results 1-12 of 1229 results
  1. Howard County Farm Tour set for Aug. 29 by MU Extension

    Howard County Farm Tour set for Aug. 29 by MU Extension

    • Aug. 8, 2019

    FAYETTE, Mo. – The 2019 Howard County Farm Tour will be held Thursday, Aug. 29. The free family event is organized by University of Missouri Extension and the 4-H Junior Council. This tour highlights Monnig Industries, an agribusiness in Glasgow.... Read more ...

  2. MU Extension offers estate planning class Aug. 23-24

    • Aug. 6, 2019

    LANCASTER, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will hold a workshop Aug. 23-24 on how to transfer your farm or business. A team of MU Extension educators with a variety of backgrounds in succession planning will lead the two-day workshop. A... Read more ...

  3. MU Extension specialist wins national conservation award

    MU Extension specialist wins national conservation award

    • Aug. 6, 2019

    DAVISVILLE, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialist Rachel Hopkins received the first Conservationist of the Year Award from Women in NRCS (WIN). Hopkins is an MU Extension county engagement specialist based in Potosi and a... Read more ...

  4. Free MU Extension events teach flooded farm repair

    • Aug. 5, 2019

    FAYETTE, Mo. – Floods damaged many crop and pasture lands this spring. Cleanup methods and cost-share options will be told in workshops in four counties. “Many fields remain unplanted and underwater,” says Heather Conrow, University of... Read more ...

  5. Corn yield losses on fallow fields offset by fungi on cover crop roots

    • Aug. 2, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A cover crop planted this fall on land flooded without a crop this year does more than control erosion and weeds. Fall-seeded cover crops can boost corn yields next year. A beneficial soil-borne fungus in healthy soil needs roots... Read more ...

  6. Stockpile tall fescue now for winter feeding

    • July 31, 2019

    STOCKTON, Mo. — Plan now to stockpile tall fescue for winter feeding. Stockpiled fescue lowers feed input costs and leads to better profits in cattle operations, says University of Missouri Extension livestock field specialist Patrick Davis. Begin... Read more ...

  7. FarmHer founder speaks at MU Extension event for women

    • July 23, 2019

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The president and founder of FarmHer shares her story at the Farm, Family & ME! Summit for Women Sept. 5-6, 2019. Marji Guyler-Alaniz will tell how she began sharing the story of everyday farm life through photographs and... Read more ...

  8. Specialist gives tips to assure quality corn silage

    • July 23, 2019

    MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert says this is a good time to review management practices to harvest good quality silage. He offers the following tips: Prepare the storage structure . Empty, clean... Read more ...

  9. Rules allow corn, soybean cover crops to provide fall forage for cattle herds

    • July 22, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Corn and soybean crops planted on “prevented acres” not planted last spring may provide corn and soybean forage for cattle this fall. With a wet spring many farmers failed to make quality hay for cow herds. Now, cover crops... Read more ...

  10. Late-planted crops face insect damage

    • July 19, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Late planting puts Missouri crops at risk of insect infestation this year, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice. He gave growers tips on what to look for at a recent field day at Bradford Research Center in... Read more ...

  11. Specialist offers tips for planting soybean as cover crops

    • July 19, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soybean makes an excellent choice as a cover crop this year, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. Floods and heavy precipitation kept farmers from planting many Missouri acres in corn and soybean... Read more ...

  12. For added fall fescue growth hold off nitrogen until August

    • July 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tall fescue, Missouri’s most used pasture grass, provides fall and winter grazing with proper management. With growing concern about lack of stored forage, grazing offers potential feed this year. Fescue grows in two distinct... Read more ...

Results 1-12 of 1229 results