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  1. MU gains part in $10 million USDA grant for farm cover crops

    • Nov. 13, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri agricultural scientists working in cover crops share in a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They will work with people in 30 organizations across the country and around the world. “The five-year... Read more ...

  2. Ice melters may harm nearby trees

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo.- Homeowners should be careful when using ice melters close to trees this winter, said a University of Missouri Extension forester. "Nearly all ice melters are salts," said Hank Stelzer. They work by lowering the freezing point of water... Read more ...

  3. Elderly at special risk during frigid weather

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. –Frigid weather across the Midwest puts the elderly at special risk, said a University of Missouri Extension safety specialist. “Elderly in poorly heated homes or those of low income may unknowingly keep temperatures in a dangerous... Read more ...

  4. Heifer buyers at Kirksville SMS sale get free trucking for volume buys

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Beef herd replacements bought at the Show-Me-Select heifer sale, Nov. 22, at Kirksville, may be trucked to new homes for free. “Free trucking is a first this year,” says sale manager Zac Erwin. Herd owners selling in the sale... Read more ...

  5. 20th Missouri Livestock Symposium focuses on beef profits

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Beef producers will learn to improve profits through management tips at the 20th annual Missouri Livestock Symposium, says Garry L. Mathes, chair of the symposium planning committee. Farmers and ranchers will learn the value of... Read more ...

  6. Winter weather resources from MU Extension

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    Editors : University of Missouri Extension has compiled a list of websites, extension publications, news releases and other online resources for coping before, during and after winter storms. MU Extension news releases Ice dams on the roof can... Read more ...

  7. Missouri agricultural weather wind information and resources

    • Nov. 11, 2019

    A wind rose is a graphical presentation of the average hourly speed and direction of wind at a particular location. The wind rose consists of 16 petals that indicate the percent of time that a wind is blowing from that direction. By looking at the... Read more ...

  8. Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educator Lifetime Achievement Award

    Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educator Lifetime Achievement Award

    • Nov. 8, 2019

    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award.... Read more ...

  9. Sellers and buyers benefit at fall sales of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers

    • Nov. 7, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sales offer cow-herd profits for both sellers and buyers. For sellers, sales reward a year of care given heifers raised and bred under University of Missouri Extension plans. For buyers,... Read more ...

  10. Free MU Extension guides help prospective industrial hemp growers

    • Nov. 6, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists have developed educational guides for those interested in growing industrial hemp. The Missouri Department of Agriculture plans to take applications for grower permits as of Dec. 2. The... Read more ...

  11. Summerlike weather left as October came with more cool rains, first freeze and snow

    • Nov. 5, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – October weather in Missouri gave sharp contrasts. September weather that felt like August went away. October 2019 was the coldest October in 10 years and the fifth month this year that was colder than normal. Unexpected snow over... Read more ...

  12. Longtime veterinary clinic got its start with MU Extension's help

    Longtime veterinary clinic got its start with MU Extension's help

    • Nov. 5, 2019

    MEMPHIS, Mo. – Farmers sometimes take risks that pay off better than balance sheets show. That was the case in 1965 when a banker told a new graduate of the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine that he did not think there was... Read more ...

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