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  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow.
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri officials announced today that Marshall Stewart, vice chancellor for extension and engagement at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will also serve as chief engagement officer for the UM System. As chief engagement officer, Stewart will work with university leaders at all four campuses to develop a systemwide plan for engagement and outreach.
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  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many landscapes have problem spots where nothing grows well or looks attractive, such as the area below a large tree with a dense leaf canopy.
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  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    TROY, Mo. – The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) recently reformatted its popular field guide as an app for smartphones and tablets. The Midwest Cover Crop Field Scout app lets farmers, crop advisers and conservation professionals access vital cover crop information from mobile devices.
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  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Few flowers symbolize the arrival of spring more than peonies. Their huge, lavish blooms and distinctive floral scent make them one of America’s most treasured perennials, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – An exotic pest that hitchhikes on train cars, trucks and boats could suck the life out Missouri crops.
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  • Monday, May 21, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new milk price safety net for dairy producers is in place. To take part farmers must rush to their local USDA farm service center.
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Digital storyteller and former TV anchor and reporter Sarah Hill will present at the 2018 FilmFest 4-H, July 29-Aug. 1 in Columbia.
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  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    FORTUNA, Mo. – The people of the Fortuna and Versailles areas know what a farm tragedy feels like. In the last few years, Mennonite families there lost two children to farm accidents. Another was critically injured.
  • Friday, May 18, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Linda “Jo” Turner, former Missouri 4-H program leader and former interim director of University of Missouri Extension, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame this fall.
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  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Storytelling Festival awarded MU Extension the inaugural Nancy and Ken Kranzberg Spirit of St. Louis Storytelling Award. Founded in 1980, the festival brings regional and nationally recognized storytellers to St. Louis for workshops, presentations and free storytelling events.
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  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    ST. JAMES, Mo. – Cattle producers are invited to attend a field day at the Mingo Farm in St. James to learn how to use natural shade to improve their beef operation.
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Extension agronomist talk was calm on the weekly teleconference. Few problems discussed on bugs, weeds, fungus or other pests. Then the weather hit the fan. Reports from across Missouri told of farmers’ concerns about lack of rain.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018
    ST. LOUIS – Master Gardener Paul Whitsitt takes the farm to the city and the city to the farm.
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  • Friday, May 11, 2018
    EDITORS: June is Dairy Month. University of Missouri Extension offers a variety of news and feature stories on dairy operations in Missouri. These articles are free for you to use in any Dairy Month promotions or agriculture-related sections that you may have planned.
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    FAYETTE, Mo. – Management intensive grazing boosts forage growth, cuts waste and adds livestock gains. A grazing school for area farmers will be taught June 14-15 in Fayette.
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – For many, the peace and quiet of country living is the American dream. But that dream can turn to a nightmare for those who become isolated and disconnected from their communities, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – One of the joys of spring is the emergence and flowering of bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Monday, May 7, 2018
    HANNIBAL, Mo. – The artwork of former Palmyra resident and University of Missouri alumna Maddie Olmsted goes on display May 11 at Java Jive, 211 N. Main St., Hannibal.
  • Monday, May 7, 2018
    FRUITLAND, Mo. – The 135 bred heifers averaged $1,787 with a top of $2,400 at the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale, Friday, May 4.
  • Monday, May 7, 2018
    BRANSON, Mo. – Registration is open for the 2018 Missouri Master Gardener State Conference, Sept. 28-30 at Chateau on the Lake in Branson.
  • Friday, May 4, 2018
    HILLSBORO, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension offers a one-night session in Hillsboro on June 13 to help landowners learn how to market timber.
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Youth from across the nation go on location to Columbia, Mo., this summer for FilmFest 4-H, the national 4-H film festival. Co-produced by Missouri 4-H and the Missouri Film Office, FilmFest 4-H has drawn youth participants from 21 states since its inception.
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  • Thursday, May 3, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announced a new vision for MU Extension and Engagement to fulfill what he referred to as an “all things Missouri” mission.
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  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri College Advising Corps, headquartered at the University of Missouri, has helped more than 20,000 students enroll in college since 2008. As it begins its second decade, MCAC is poised to help even more students.
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  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    SPICKARD, Mo. Bred beef heifers, replacements at the University of Missouri Thompson Farm cow herd, lined up at feeding looking like peas in a pod. They came from 20 years research on fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI).
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    OLATHE, Kan. – Until recently, Midwest farmers who grow fresh fruits and vegetables were limited to a relatively short growing season. However, increasing use of high tunnels, also called hoop houses, means farmers can extend their growing season.
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  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – More than 70 middle school students became Mizzou Tigers for a day at a nontraditional career exploration event sponsored by University of Missouri campus partners and Commerce Bank on Wednesday, April 4.
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  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A problem many gardeners face is what to plant in a shady area.
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  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension agronomists voiced concern during a teleconference that cool, dry conditions are causing delayed planting and slow forage growth statewide.
  • Monday, April 23, 2018
    FARMINGTON, Mo. – In the first sale of the year, April 20, the 150 Show-Me-Select replacement heifers averaged $1,555 per head. The bred heifers will calve this fall.
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    LAMAR, Mo. – An unusual pest—winter grain mite—has appeared in southwestern Missouri wheat fields.
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  • Monday, April 16, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Income tax refunds are ready to roll out. You might want to hold on to some of that cash.
  • Friday, April 13, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri native George Washington Carver was named the second member of the Missouri Soybean Center Hall of Fame during the third annual Soybean Symposium in April.
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  • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – April’s cold start in Missouri reminds gardeners that planting date is a matter of risk versus reward, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – April’s cold start in Missouri has limited fieldwork and delayed planting for farmers and gardeners.
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  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lawn mowing is often one of the first jobs young people have.
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The bell for the April 17 tax return deadline tolls for thee.
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018
    MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – Brothers Dwight and David Fry remember the day that they decided to build bedded pack barns for their dairy cows.
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  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Susan Renoe has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for research, extension and engagement at the University of Missouri.
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  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – While new flowering species are introduced on a fairly regular basis, very few have supplanted longtime garden favorites such as geraniums and petunias, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. An exception is calibrachoa, or “callie” for short.
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  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Almost 160 teens and adults attended the 2018 Missouri Youth Civic Leaders Summit near Camdenton in March. Youth and adult teams gathered from more than 20 county 4-H programs and community betterment groups across Missouri.
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  • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    STOCKTON, Mo. – Patience pays off for cattle producers who wait for fescue to grow some before turning cattle out for spring grazing, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis.
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Few things match the culinary delight of fresh peas from the family garden, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Peas are tastiest immediately after being picked, before too much of the sugar converts to starch.
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    CUBA, Mo. – Beef herd owners profit from fewer calf death losses, steers grading USDA prime and cows staying in the herd longer. Improved herd performance comes from adding genetics to management.
  • Monday, March 26, 2018
    Editors: With continued rain and flooding expected in parts of Missouri, these ready-to-publish news releases may be of interest to your readers:
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    HARTVILLE, Mo. – Denis Turner keeps his southwestern Missouri heifer replacement operation simple.
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  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Livestock owners increasing their herds must grow demand for meat. Current herd size expands meat supplies and domestic meat consumption to record levels.
  • Monday, March 19, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It is estimated that more than 700 plant species growing in North America can have harmful effects on humans, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bold, eye-catching hydrangeas appear at floral shops and garden centers now through Mother’s Day.
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  • Monday, March 12, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri alumni Alyssa Roost, BHS ’16, and Matt Praiswater, BS ’15, met in 2016 when they worked as interns for Camp Ca-Pow (College Access-Planning Our Way), a program that helps middle school students explore career and college opportunities.
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  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The free online Missouri Frost/Freeze Probabilities Guide helps farmers and gardeners make planting decisions.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bursting with color and relatively low-maintenance, petunias are a longtime favorite of gardeners. But that wasn’t always the case.
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Meats Judging contest on Feb. 17 drew 48 competitors, said Don Nicholson, Missouri 4-H interim associate director.
  • Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Few vegetables elicit less excitement from the average gardener than beet. Once relegated to pickling or making borscht, beet is enjoying greater respect due to its reported health benefits, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Horse Shows Association (MHSA) and University of Missouri Extension in Boone County hosted a Horse Bowl competition in Columbia at the Stephens College campus Jan. 27.
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  • Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
    PALMYRA, Mo. – New University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette urges growers to notify her if they spot southern rust and other diseases this growing season. She gave growers a look at emerging diseases at the second annual NEMO Soils and Crop Conference in Palmyra Feb. 8.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
    PALMYRA, Mo. – “The genie’s out of the bottle” on the spotted lanternfly, University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice told farmers Feb. 8 at the second annual NEMO Soils and Crop Conference in Palmyra.
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
    KEYTESVILLE, Mo. – Farmers need more research showing cover crops increase yields, reduce erosion and add nutrients back to the soil in corn-soybean rotation before they adopt the practice, says University of Missouri researcher Ranjith Udawatta.
  • Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Foundation inducted six members Feb. 2 during an awards ceremony at the University of Missouri Animal Science Research Center.
  • Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
    NEVADA, Mo. – If you’ve sent a pasture or hay soil test through your University of Missouri Extension center, you’ve been asked what kind of forage you have.
  • Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – As winter feeding season continues with a forecast of Arctic weather in February, cow herd owners face dwindling hay supplies.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – New University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette brings research on soybean cyst nematode (SCN) management to Missouri.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
    STARK CITY, Mo. – In the dead of Missouri winter, members of a southwestern Missouri family pluck lemons, oranges and grapefruits from trees in their greenhouse.
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  • Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ashes produced by wood-burning fireplaces or stoves are an excellent example of the idiom “don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
    HANNIBAL, Mo. – In her 20s, Linda Studer had a dream of opening a business in historic Hannibal.
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  • Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
    MACOMB, Mo. – Happy, healthy cows give more milk.
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  • Friday, 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.
  • Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
    MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Unwanted icicles hanging from the roof overhang are a warning sign of ice dams, which can inflict considerable interior and exterior damage to your home.
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  • Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
    MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Before you grab that snow shovel to clear your sidewalk or driveway, stop to go over some safety tips, said a University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineering specialist.
  • Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missourians planning to heat their homes with wood this winter should check their chimneys now, said a University of Missouri Extension safety specialist.
  • Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
    MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Water has a unique property: It expands as it freezes. This puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of the container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
    MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Winter weather is hard on cars and trucks, but a little preparation will keep vehicles running well throughout winter’s coldest days.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If a little is good, a lot must be better.
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  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – New forage research gives reason to not graze toxic fescue grass too short. The bottom 2 inches of infected grass holds highest levels of the alkaloid causing problems for grazing livestock.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you are looking for a holiday gift for anyone who owns a chain saw, consider chain saw safety chaps, said University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist and woodcutter Katie Kammler.
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  • Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soil tests can save farmers thousands of dollars, says Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory.
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “You don’t need a green thumb to be a good gardener, but it certainly helps to have good soil,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bradford pear and its cousins may spread more than springtime beauty as these popular ornamental trees escape and become pests.
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Scott Poock and MU’s Foremost Dairy Research Center recently became the first Missouri veterinarian and dairy to be accredited by the Food Armor Foundation.
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  • Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has received a $444,000 grant to create a mobile application to help farmers manage forage better.
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The fall beauty, aster, gets its name from the ancient Greek word for star. And a bright and shining star it is, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – You probably go to great lengths during the school year to ensure your child has the right equipment — pens, notebooks, clothing — to make it through the day.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The catastrophic flooding in Texas underlines the need for families to prepare for disaster, says a University of Missouri Extension human development specialist.
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  • Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Recent weeks of mild temperatures remind gardeners that it is time to plant cool-season vegetables, said University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist David Trinklein.
  • Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Research from University of Missouri Extension finds that subsurface irrigation as part of an integrated drainage water management system boosts corn yields by more than 40 bushels per acre and up to 14 bushels per acre for soybean on poorly drained flat soils. Further research is evaluating subsurface drip irrigation on soils with greater slopes.
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  • Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension recently released its 2017 Farm Labor Guide.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Japan says “Whoa, go slow” on imports of frozen beef from the United States. To safeguard their own beef farmers, Japan raised tariffs on U.S. beef from 38.5 to 50 percent.
  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – Young people from nine states gathered in Independence, Mo., July 23-26 for the seventh annual FilmFest 4-H film festival. Of the 27 films accepted for screening, many were produced by the youth in attendance. In addition to film screenings, teens attended workshops geared toward them by film industry professionals.
  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A recently completed assessment of University of Missouri Extension found that with an annual investment of $86 million (2016), MU Extension generated dividends totaling nearly $950 million.
  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    BETHANY, Mo. – Be prepared for the next big storm BEFORE it happens in your area.
  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    VERSAILLES, Mo. – Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners know that good things come in small packages.
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  • Monday, June 19, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cute critters by day. Thieves by night.
  • Friday, June 16, 2017
    MONETT, Mo. – Fourth-generation farmer Mike Meier knows change will help his family’s Century Farm survive.
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  • Thursday, June 8, 2017
    BROOKFIELD, Mo. – Her portion of the work is a little piece of a big project, but construction business owner Lois Rodriguez is making the most of it. As president and CEO of Better By Design LLC, Rodriguez is doing her part to make the long-awaited East Locust Creek Reservoir a reality.
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  • Thursday, June 1, 2017
    PURDY, Mo. – Twenty years ago, Charles Fletcher of Edgewood Dairy and Creamery attended a University of Missouri Extension grazing school. It would change the future of the family dairy operation.
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  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    ASH GROVE, Mo. – “Cows and horses think alfalfa looks like candy, smells like candy and tastes like candy,” says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Andrew McCorkill.
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  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rainbow-colored irises, commonly found in Missouri fence rows, ditches and yards, are anything but common, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. A flower of contrasts, iris is hard to kill yet maintains an intricate and delicate beauty.
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  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    ASH GROVE, Mo. – “Good hay doesn’t have to come over the state line,” said University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole. Plenty of good hay grows in Missouri’s Ozark region.
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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo.—Wheat flooded before harvest brings questions from affected farmers. What do they do now?
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
    For more flood-related resources from MU Extension, visit extension.missouri.edu/n/3059.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Moisture and rising temperatures can turn parts of your home into ideal sites for mold growth, said a University of Missouri Extension housing and environmental design specialist.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The ukulele-playing Tiny Tim may have strummed it best. “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” is good advice for gardeners. Tiptoe through the bulb garden, doing little for bigger, more beautiful blooms next year.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. – Before replacing drywall and floor coverings in your flooded home, make sure building materials have had enough time to dry out, cautions a University of Missouri Extension community emergency management specialist.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    TRENTON, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension has prepared a checklist of measures people can take to reduce the impact of floodwater on their homes.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Love them or hate them, the beet’s nutritional value is as intense as its striking purple color.
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  • Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Adding poultry litter or nitrogen to toxic fescue pastures grows more grass, but also boosts toxins in the grass.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. –  Missouri Holstein Dezi is a moo-ver and a milker.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
    CONWAY, Mo. – Like many dairy farmers, Lloyd and Jane Gunter are retirement-age. Jane is a retired home economics teacher and her husband has run Gunter Farms since 1963.
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  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Brown marmorated stink bugs are hunting homes for the winter.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you hate raking and bagging leaves, University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Brad Fresenburg has good news for you.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “You don’t need to have a green thumb to be a good gardener, but it certainly helps to have good soil,” said David Trinklein, University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist. Unfortunately, most Missouri soils are less than ideal for gardening.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Fall harvest and texting do not mix, says University of Missouri Extension safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. Turn your cellphone to TTYL (talk to you later).
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  • Friday, Aug. 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — A penny saved is a penny earned, but saving seeds from the garden can be a questionable use of time and energy.
  • Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Do not try to save money when it comes to control of waterhemp, the biggest weed problem for Missouri soybean growers.
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  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Homeowners who usually leave decisions about watering the lawn to the whims of the weather might be having second thoughts as summer gets off to a dry start.
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley announced today that Marshall Stewart, director of college leadership and strategy at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named vice chancellor of extension and engagement at MU, effective Aug. 15, 2016.
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  • Friday, June 26, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If your basement sprung a leak during recent intense rainfalls, you’re not alone.
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.– Flooding is a potential threat in many parts of Missouri. And even if your house is not in a flood plain, you may drive through one on your way home, warns a University of Missouri Extension community development specialist.
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    MARSHALL, Mo. – You’ve got your diploma in hand. Hopefully, you’ll have a paycheck in hand soon.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– If you don’t work on a farm, a bin full of grain may not look dangerous. But farmworkers who go inside grain bins can quickly find themselves literally in over their heads. The results can be deadly: Over the last 50 years, hundreds in the U.S. have died from entrapment in grain, including more than two dozen in 2010, the most lethal year on record for grain bin accidents.
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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    HOUSTON, Mo. – Laundry packets offer loads of temptation for curious children.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
    To manage your woodland effectively, it should be divided into compartments called stands. Stands are areas of the forest that have similar species composition, soils and topography. Often the term stand is used flippantly to describe an entire forest or boundary. But this broad use of the term indicates a misconception that can seriously impact the effectiveness of any prescribed forest management activity.
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    LEXINGTON, Mo. – Visitors to historic Lexington, Missouri, can learn about the town’s rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through the University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program.
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  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you’re losing your way instead of your weight, University of Missouri Extension specialists have evaluated and recommended several smartphone and tablet apps that might help you get your New Year’s resolution back on track.
  • Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
    MARSHFIELD, Mo.– While you wait for the spring thaw, consider testing your home for harmful radon gas, says Bob Schultheis, a University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineering specialist.
  • Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
    Young athletes, eager to be a starting player or earn a scholarship, may be tempted to follow the lead of pros and use performance enhancers to gain a competitive edge.
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  • Monday, July 1, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rain-delayed haymaking leads to poor-quality feed for livestock next winter. Supplemental feed will be needed to make balanced rations, says University of Missouri Extension forage specialist Rob Kallenbach.
  • Friday, June 7, 2013
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – There’s a new guard dog in town. And it’s more likely to bray than bark.
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  • Friday, May 31, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rain makes grass grow. That’s good for grazing livestock, but makes haying difficult.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Nutrient loads can cause problems with water quality. That’s why the Missouri Nutrient Reduction Strategy Committee is working to decrease the amount of nutrients that end up in the Mississippi River.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–During this year’s deer season, landowners and hunters can work together to improve the quality of the deer herd in their area by collecting important information once deer are harvested.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–Despite outbreaks of hemorrhagic disease in deer across Missouri and concerns about chronic wasting disease, handling and eating venison poses very little risk if people observe common-sense safety precautions when harvesting, processing and preparing deer.
  • Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
    COLUMBIA – Soybeans that won’t make a seed crop offer potential high-quality forage for beef and dairy producers. The decision to cut beans for hay won’t be easy, say University of Missouri Extension specialists.
  • Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are reporting that in spite of prolonged drought and hot temperatures their soybean plants appear amazingly green for this time of year.
  • Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo – Some heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season.
  • Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
    COLUMBIA — In a striped button-up shirt, black slacks and styled hair, Brandon Banks looks like a typical businessman ready for a day’s work in the office.
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  • Friday, July 27, 2012
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – From dealing with drought to beekeeping, the Southwest Research Center Field Day will showcase a breadth of agricultural research and practice Friday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwest Research Center, located four miles west of Mt. Vernon Mo., is part of a network of University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR)  centers across Missouri conducting research benefiting agricultural producers and natural resource managers.
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  • Thursday, June 28, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought-stricken forages that accumulate nitrates can kill grazing livestock, quickly, warns a University of Missouri plant scientist.
  • Friday, Dec. 9, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the 2011 deer season comes to a close, hunters and landowners can learn about managing white-tailed deer from a new series of publications currently being developed by University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
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  • Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.–The deer-hunting season brings venison to the table in many households. From a nutritional perspective, it’s a good choice, says a University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist.
  • Monday, Nov. 7, 2011
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.– Doctors and nutritionists often focus on reducing sodium in our diets to maintain heart health. That’s important, but don’t overlook the role of potassium, says Lynda Johnson, nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
  • Friday, July 22, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Floods and severe storms can leave more than just people homeless. Displaced snakes, rodents and other nuisance wildlife often will seek shelter and food in areas close to people, said Bob Pierce, MU Extension fisheries and wildlife specialist.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2011
    TRENTON, Mo.—As people brace for floodwaters and the damage they might cause, it’s important to know how to properly prepare household items for long-term storage, said a University of Missouri Extension housing and environmental design specialist.
  • Monday, May 23, 2011
    University of Missouri Extension has resources to help you and your family prepare for and recover from disasters.
  • Monday, May 23, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Disaster victims may recoup some of their uninsured losses because uncompensated property losses from natural disasters are tax deductible, said a University of Missouri Extension consumer and family economics specialist.
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  • Thursday, April 28, 2011
    BLOOMFIELD, Mo. – Heavy rains and rising rivers may flood wells. “Wells could be contaminated with bacteria, viruses or parasites that can make you ill,” said Van Ayers, an MU Extension agriculture and rural development specialist.
  • Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
    JAMESTOWN, Mo. – There’s a thick coat of snow on the ground, but Liz Graznak is harvesting lettuce, spinach and other vegetables on her central Missouri farm.
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  • Monday, Aug. 16, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Andrew Clarke has a good eye, and nose, for the perfect cured country ham.
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Home gardeners who want to try something different might want to grow a sour orange or other citrus tree indoors, said a University of Missouri fruit researcher.