Emergency management
Preparing for disasters: Take it one step at a time

The catastrophic flooding in Texas underlines the need for families to prepare for disaster. September is National Preparedness Month. Disaster can strike at any time and in any place, 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

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
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

MU Extension receives USDA tech grant for pastures

The Conservation Innovation Grant from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services is one of 33 nationwide. It provides seed money to implement new ideas and techniques for conservation on private lands. Read more

Lawn and garden
Floral fireworks in the fall

Bradford pear and its cousins spread more than springtime beauty as these popular ornamentals escape and become pests. It’s not known if escaped trees grow in every county, but it is a matter of when, not if. Read more

Natural resources
Spirited tour highlights Missouri's white oak, wine and whiskey

MU Extension will toast Missouri’s unique contributions to the wine and whiskey industry during the first White Oak, Whiskey and Wine Tour Saturday, Oct. 28. Read more

Nutrition and health
Berries pack a healthful punch

It’s no secret that berries are a healthy choice. They may become even more appealing as new research indicates that eating berries may help stave off the cognitive decline and memory loss that comes with aging. 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

Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 46 members

More than 300 family members and friends attended the 11th annual event. Inductees were nominated by their counties for outstanding volunteer work in local 4-H programs. 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

Missouri youth to celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7

Missouri 4-H clubs will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers. 4-H youth in our community work each day to make a positive impact on those around them. Read more

Prevent falls and maintain independence

Each year more than one-third of adults 65 years and older fall. Of these falls, 20 to 30 percent result in injuries that reduce mobility. Read more

Missouri cash rent rates drop in latest USDA report

Rates for cropland and pastureland dropped overall from the previous year. Pastureland rates continue to hold steady since less land is available for rent. Read more

MU FRTI staff member deploys to Hurricane Harvey

There are many positions on the team of 50 people that might be hard to understand, but are critical to getting the search crews into the theater of operations. Read more

Plant Peonies in September

Peony is one of America's most popular garden perennials. Used both as an attractive garden plant as well as a valuable cut flower, it's spectacular, often fragrant, blooms are a marvel to behold. Read more

Good ration affects cow profits; MU field day to tell of nutrition

dicamba can move off-target by way of physical drift at the time of application. Read more

Pearls of Production offers talks and tours on locally raised meat

Extension specialists and others will offer a full day of hands-on workshops Nov. 4 at MU farms. Register by Oct. 13 for a discount and free T-shirt. Read more

Regional hay school offered Oct. 14 in Linn

Attendees will be able to decide if making their own hay and balage is right for their farming operations. Read more

Mum's forgotten cousin bursts with fall color

Asters bloom in true blue. Read more

Thompson Farm field day, Sept. 21, looks at profitable beef cow herds

Calving ease, weaning weight, carcass merit and other traits improve a herd. Dollars count most at the end of the year. Read more

Growing taste for butter drives farm-gate milk prices upward

Despite growth in the U.S. dairy cow herd, milk prices have stayed above year-ago levels this year. Read more

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