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New scholarships aim to increase affordability of attending MU

Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announced new scholarships for students from neighboring states and the expansion of scholarships for children of alumni. Read more

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Cook and freeze now to avoid holiday stress

One way to reduce holiday stress is to prepare some of the food ahead of time and freeze it. From casseroles to cookies, you can have a large portion of your holiday food ready before the actual day arrives. Read more

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MU Extension expert recommends replacing older smoke detectors

If smoke alarms are over 10 years old, you should look at a replacement plan. Smoke alarms lose their sensitivity over time, and newer models have new capabilities. Read more

Misouri 4-H'ers awarded $73,550 in scholarships
Missouri 4-H Foundation awards 67 scholarships

On Sept. 29, the Missouri 4-H Foundation awarded 67 scholarships totaling $73,550 to 4-H youth throughout the state. Read more

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Taking the show on the road

Arianna Soldati, a doctoral student in volcanology, is taking science to rural Missouri, through the Science on Wheels program she founded to do just that. Read more

Business and careers
Online service links food buyers and sellers

2BuyAg, LLC – Fulton is in a fight with such heavy hitters as Walmart, Kroger, Aldi’s and Amazon, which recently purchased Whole Foods Market. Read more

Agriculture
'Governor of Grapes' toasts work of MU Extension

Former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden grows Norton grapes at his weekend hideaway at Fredericksburg. There the ex-governor learns the nuances of growing grapes on rolling hills overlooking the Gasconade River. Read more

Lawn and garden
Nature's multipurpose utensils

Our ancestors couldn’t go to the hardware store or shopping mall to buy utensils and other household essentials. Instead, they improvised with items found in nature. Read more

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MU FRTI's Tim Hartz participated in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Tim Hartz, left, with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens after climbing the equivalent of 110 stories wearing a picture nametag commemorating one of the firefighters who lost their lives in the attacks. Read more

Natural resources
Monitoring and management of the brown marmorated stink bug

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug is currently distributed in 43 US states and 4 Canadian provinces. It is a severe agricultural pest in nine states and a nuisance problem in 21 others. 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

Families and relationships
Helping children develop good health habits

Parents play an important role in helping their children develop good health habits. Healthy children eat well, live a physically active life and feel good about themselves and others. 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

Helpful hints on cooking turkey

Cooking a large Thanksgiving turkey can seem daunting, especially to a novice cook, but it’s not that difficult. Read more

Growing-season problems are topics at MU Crop Management Conference, Dec. 14-15

Answers go beyond problems faced this year with off-site herbicide drift. Topics covered include drought, soybean cyst nematodes, soybean seed treatment, aerial drones and spray nozzles. Read more

Cultural Heritage Workshops, Dec. 2 and 13

These free Cultural Heritage Workshops focus on helping local communities develop cultural heritage initiatives that foster community and economic development, develop a sense of place, and instill community pride.
Aurora, Mo., Dec. 2 Read more
Mexico, Mo., Dec. 13 Read more

USDA ag census to arrive in mail soon

University of Missouri Extension economists urge farmers to complete the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census should arrive in farmers’ mailboxes in December. Read more

November gardening calendar

Continue watering evergreens until the ground freezes. Soils must not be dry when winter arrives. Read more

MU to offer dicamba training

Dicamba application has presented challenges for Missouri agriculture, and the University of Missouri recognizes the importance of preparing our communities for managing this and similar technologies in the future. Read more

Missouri 4-H dairy judging team third at national contest

Missouri 4-H had its best finish since 1998 in the 2017 National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest on Oct. 2 at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. Read more

Farm bill programs to keep or revise drew talks at MU Farm Bill Summit

A new farm bill, due in 2018, needs input from Missourians, Read more

Plant daffodils now for early spring color

With adequate drainage, daffodils thrive in most Missouri soils for years and are relatively pest-free. Read more

Questions about the ACA? MU Extension can help you get answers

Recent news may have some consumers confused about the status of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Read more

Planting hyacinths makes scents

Research has demonstrated that fragrances have the ability to change our mood, evoke memories and promote a sense of well-being. Read more

Calcium, exercise among ways to maintain bone and muscle health

To prevent fractures from falls and osteoporosis, eating right and getting enough weight-bearing physical activity are key. Read more

Produce safety training offered for fruit, vegetable growers

Fruit and vegetable growers can meet training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at workshops at several locations throughout Missouri. Read more

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