Poll Worker Trainers

  1. St. Paddy's Day is a dud for planting spuds in Missouri

    • March 5, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The admonition for gardeners to plant their potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day is probably good advice for some parts of our country, but not for Missouri, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “It is... Read more ...

  2. Manure value estimator (downloadable XLS)

    A worksheet that helps producers estimate the value of manure from livestock enterprises.

  3. Beginning gardening

    Beginning gardening

    • May 13, 2013

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It could be the memory of shelling peas with your grandmother or a desire for fragrant flowers. It could be as simple as wanting to shave a bit off your food bill. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to plant your first-ever... Read more ...

  4. Establish a home orchard

    • Oct. 1, 2008

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - High fuel costs and other economic burdens have spurred increased interest in vegetable gardening. Interest in home fruit production is also increasing, said a University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist. "Though... Read more ...

  5. New aircraft rescue fire fighting specialist announced

    New aircraft rescue fire fighting specialist announced

    • Feb. 5, 2020

    Director Kevin D. Zumwalt of the University of Missouri’s Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) has announced the appointment of a new Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Specialist for the Institute, Mr. Michael Lloyd of York, Nebraska. The... Read more ...


    Woodland Steward: Getting to Know Your Woodland

    This workshop shows you how to collect online information about your woodland and helps you understand why certain trees grow where they do. It also covers how to identify some of the more common tree species found in your woods and explains... Read more ...

  7. Vegetable Planting Calendar

    Vegetable Planting Calendar

    • Web access only
    • Download: Free
    • Reviewed: Feb. 2016

    Home production of vegetables has been increasing in popularity in recent years.  In addition to saving on the family food bill, the availability of fresh, inexpensive produce from the family garden is conducive to maintaining good dietary... Read more ...

  8. Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

    Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

    • Web access only
    • Download: Free
    • Revised: Aug. 2014

    Fruit plantings can be a source of beauty as well as fresh produce. However, for the inexperienced grower, they also can be a source of frustration and expense. Nursery catalogs are full of brightly colored advertisements depicting bountiful harvests... Read more ...

  9. Raised-Bed Gardening

    Raised-Bed Gardening

    • Web access only
    • Download: Free
    • Revised: Sept. 2014

    Raised-bed gardening is a popular technique for growing plants in Missouri. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees and shrubs may be grown in raised beds, which can be attractive as well as useful (Figure 1).Figure 1Raised beds are not only functional,... Read more ...

  10. Vegetable Gardening

    Vegetable Gardening

    • Web access only:
    • Print: $10.00
    • Print availability: 0
    • Download: Free
    • New: July 2008

    Vegetable gardening is a rewarding activity that can provide fresh, flavorful produce. It offers many of the same benefits as other gardening activities, including exercise, fresh air, landscape beautification and enjoyment. In addition, it promotes... Read more ...

  11. Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) Summit

    • Event date: Sept. 18, 2020
    • Event time: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Columbia, MO
    • CEUs available

    The summit has been rescheduled and will be held Friday, September 18, 2020. If a previously registered participant is unable to attend in September, a full refund will be made. Send request to [email protected] TARGET AUDIENCE Physicians,... Read more ...

  12. STITCH: Summit to Improve Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Collaborative Health Care

    • Event date: Oct. 17, 2020
    • Event time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Columbia, MO
    • CEUs available

    People who are transgender or gender non-conforming must be able to access basic and advanced health care, which includes both therapies non-specific to their transition (such as preventive medicine and specialty care) and therapies specific to... Read more ...


    Woodland Steward: Marketing Your Timber

    This workshop covers some basic principles that, when applied, will ensure that you get the highest price for your timber and leave you with a healthy forest for future harvests and revenue. Next scheduled workshop This workshop is being held at... Read more ...

  14. [Registration Open]

    Synthetic Auxin Applicator Training: NonCertified-2020

    • $0.00
    • Course ID: 527
    • online

    This self-paced, online course is intended for general audiences who wish to better understand proper application of synthetic auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D and Dicamba. This course is for informational purposes only. Participants will not receive a... Read more ...

  15. Sewage Treatment Plants for Rural Homes

    Sewage Treatment Plants for Rural Homes

    • Web access only
    • Reviewed: April 1997

    The best method of handling residential sewage is through a properly designed and operated community or municipal treatment system. But many areas of Missouri have population densities so low that installation costs prohibit using community systems.... Read more ...

  16. Level 2: Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigator - Albuquerque

    • Event date: July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020
    • Albuquerque, NM
    • CEUs available

    Founded in 1990, the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School was the first of its kind, offering a combination of specialized veterinary and law enforcement training. Students from a range of backgrounds — including federal, state and local... Read more ...

  17. Soil testing kits available at local MU Extension centers

    • Dec. 15, 2017

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Submitting soil samples to your local University of Missouri Extension center is easy, says Manjula Nathan, director of the MU Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory. Now is the best time of the year to submit samples to the accredited... Read more ...

  18. Soil tests take the guesswork out of fertilizing your lawn and garden

    • March 1, 2013

    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Many garden and home-improvement stores offer a seemingly endless selection of fertilizers. What’s the best choice for your lawn or garden? Only your soil knows for sure. The easiest way to make sure your plants get the nutrients... Read more ...