Business and careers
Cohen Architectural Woodworking, LLC — St. James

Phillip Cohen, founder and CEO of Cohen Architectural Woodworking, St. James, is the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2017 Small Business Person of the Year for Missouri. Read more

Community and leadership
Mizzou ranked among nation's best public schools

Mizzou ranks 46th out of 499 four-year public institutions across the country, based on 22 indicators of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. Read more

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
MU FRTI receives new specialized mobile fire training simulator

The system is incorporated with a trailer to make training as accessible as possible. The institute offers 80 percent of its training in the field to meet career and volunteer fire service schedules and needs. Read more

Returning veteran, Jeremy Beaver, finds sweet success

Beaver and his family operate Big Beaver Maple Syrup on 40 acres of woods near Mark Twain Lake. In their second year they have tapped some of the 200 maple trees and sold amber deliciousness in a bottle. Read more

Lawn and garden
Master Gardener's Big Italian tomato goes national

On the cover of its 2017 catalog, the Tomato Growers Supply Co. features “Mrs. Maxwell’s Big Italian,” an heirloom beefsteak tomato is the result of seed-saving by the late Sally Maxwell of Mexico, Mo. Read more

Natural resources
Create and maintain habitats for wild turkeys

Missouri’s spring wild turkey hunting season is April 17 to May 7. Just a little over 50 years ago, wild turkeys were in danger of disappearing. Today, the state’s population is among the largest in the nation. Read more

Nutrition and health
Cool-loving brassicas add colors, nutrition

Plant brassicas, members of the mustard family, now so they mature before summer’s heat arrives. They are “nutritional powerhouses” that thrive in cool weather. Read more

4-H'ers learn to be soil health super sleuths

4-H'ers across the nation are joining this year's Healthy Soils CSI (Carbon Soil Investigation) Challenge, helps 4-H'ers in third through eighth grade learn how modern agricultural practices can improve soil health. Read more

Emergency management
Reduce your risk of injury or death from lightning

If you see lightning, count the seconds until you hear thunder, then divide by five. This is the distance in miles the lightning is away. Any distance less than 10 miles puts you in danger. Seek shelter immediately. Read more

Families and relationships
Spring cleaning with young children

Spring is the time of year for cleaning. Your young children can help with cleaning tasks, especially when they are members of a team that works together. Read more

Home and consumer life
Vegetable with an image problem

Beets have been consumed by humans for over 5000 years. The first beets produced long, thin roots. Therefore, it most likely was the leaves of beets that were harvested and used as a pot herb. Read more

Spring weather hurt fescue growth, but second cutting may be possible

This may be the year for two cuttings of tall fescue hay. Read more

4-H pledges to re-engage millions of alumni to help grow 4-H

Raise your hand if you or someone you know is a Missouri 4-H alum. Read more

Weather-stressed grass sets seed instead of leaf for grazing cattle

In spring, lush green grass grows in pastures—except when odd weather hits. Read more

Ways to help eliminate unnecessary stress at work

When we have more demands than we can meet, however, we may feel out of control. Read more

It's hard to beat beets for nutrition

Love them or hate them, the beet's nutritional value is as intense as its striking purple color. Read more

Go green in the kitchen on Earth Day

If you will be dyeing and hunting Easter eggs, it's important to follow these food safety rules to prevent illness. Read more

State Farm gift supports MU Extension programs

A State Farm Insurance Co. donation of $128,000 presented April 13 includes support for several University of Missouri Extension programs. Read more

Growing Growers program cultivates more than plants

Educational sessions available to home and market gardeners. Read more

Arts and cultural heritage tourism for economic development

Studies show that heritage travelers stay longer at their destination, spend more money and tend to put money back in the communities they visit. Read more

Flood-related resources from MU Extension

Be prepared. Read more

Prepare for disease outbreaks in livestock operations

A written plan to respond to disease outbreaks for your livestock operation is like insurance. You hope you never need it. You may never need it. But if there is an outbreak, the economic survival of your livestock operation might depend on having that plan. Read more

Nativars offer the best of both worlds

Nativars, superhero plants that possess the virtues of native plants but in a more attractive package, make good choices for landscaped areas. Read more

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