Emergency management
Flood resources from MU Extension

Families returning to their flooded homes should be cautious during the cleanup process. In addition to other hazards, floodwater may contain sewage and biological contaminants that can linger in the home. Read more

Business and careers
The dark side of the eclipse

An estimated 80 percent of Americans live within 600 miles of the eclipse path. This amazing, once-in-a-lifetime event can present challenges. Read these tips to avoid being caught on the dark side of the eclipse. 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

Success of Edgewood Dairy and Creamery starts with grazing school

In 1997, Charles Fletcher attended a management-intensive grazing school at MU’s Southwest Research Center. Dairy specialist Stacey Hamilton and the MU dairy team led the three-day seminar. Read more

Lawn and garden
The flower that thrives on neglect

Few garden flowers give more and ask for less than daylily. In the quest for a “no maintenance” perennial, daylily is about as close as one can get. There are some who maintain that daylilies thrive on neglect. Read more

Natural resources
Bee workshops lead to more hives, more honey, more crops

MU Extension specialists and beekeepers Travis and Joni Harper have coordinated beekeeping classes for more than 800 Missourians in the past three years. 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
What stories do the stars tell?

What stories will you tell when witnessing the total solar eclipse as it passes through Missouri on Aug. 21? If you are interested in Astronomy, Storytelling, or Digital Media creation, this camp is for you! Read more

4-H after-school program nurtures 'seeds of possibility'

The cast and crew of a short film called "The Glasses" are students enrolled in an after-school program run by the Local Investment Commission (LINC), a Kansas City, Mo., nonprofit. 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

Plant turnips in late July

An old Missouri saying advises, "On the 25th of July, sow your turnips, wet or dry." Read more

MU researcher finds pigweed in birdseed and pollinator mixes

Presence of pigweed seed, especially Palmer amaranth, alarms the agriculture community. Read more

Summer sun safety

Protecting your family is as simple as remembering two steps: Plan and Protect. Read more

Choose a pressure canner to safely preserve

For low acid foods, like vegetables and meats, the USDA's recommendations for pressure canning must be followed. Read more

Stay active without succumbing to heat

High heat and humidity can make exercising dangerous because many of the body's cooling mechanisms can be overwhelmed. Read more

Zinnia: From eye sickness to eye candy

Zinnias adore heat — which is a real plus for a garden plant in the Show-Me State. Read more

University of Missouri recognized in 2018 Fiske Guide to Colleges

As the cost of college increases nationwide, students and parents are more concerned than ever about making smart financial decisions and being sure to get the most "bang for their buck." Read more

Openings remain for beginning farmers and ranchers program

The July 20 program will help socially disadvantaged, veteran and Latino farmers and ranchers understand USDA and MU Extension programs. Read more

Bee workshops lead to more hives, more honey, more crops

New hives can pollinate more than 1,000 acres of commercially grown fruit and vegetable crops. Read more

Ag workers at high risk of heat illnesses

Agriculture workers are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat. Read more

MSTA accredits soil testing labs

The Missouri Soil Testing Association Accreditation Program is designed to assure that results provided by participating public and private labs serving the citizens of Missouri agree with allowable statistical limits. Read more

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