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
Government contracting improves prospects for Brookfield firm

With the help of a small business development program, Lois Rodriguez’s company has grown from two full-time and a few part-time employees to five full-time and as many as 13 part-time workers. 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

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

Agriculture
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
Clematis, 'Queen of the Vines,' climbs in popularity

Few flowering ornamentals are as exquisite as the clematis. The majestic splendor of this vertical climber is hard to pass by in nurseries and greenhouses, Read more

Natural resources
Pest Management Field Day, July 7, to include many weed topics

Weed management research topics that will be discussed this year include weed seed contamination in commercial mixes; stewardship of dicamba; and the integration of cover crops in soybean production. 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

4-H
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

Preserving saves garden bounty for a cold winter night

To assure the foods are at optimal quality, they should be canned, frozen or dried. Read more

July gardening calendar

Provide water in the garden for the birds, especially during dry weather. Read more

'Hot Salsa Night' fundraiser, July 12, supports Family Impact Center

Through partnerships with various units within the university, the Family Impact Center provides services to community members in Columbia in a variety of fields, including health, financial literacy and life skills. Read more

Keeping hands clean for summer eating

Its summer and you're busy with picnics, camping and outside fun. If hand washing is not possible (no running water, soap, etc.), what is the next best option for cleaning hands before eating or handling food? Read more

Delayed hay harvest calls for testing

Hay quality varies based on forage species, maturity, management, harvest conditions, and insect or disease damage. Guessing the quality of hay fed to livestock could result in lower profits. Read more

Garden critters: 'frenemies' in grow places

Every gardener knows the frustration of having a beautiful flower or vegetable garden decimated by four-legged critters. Read more

National 4-H film festival comes to Kansas City July 23-26

FilmFest 4-H brings youth together with working members of the film industry. Read more

Dicamba weed control gets top spot at MU Pest Management Day

Dicamba in all its forms gets prime focus at the University of Missouri Pest Management Field Day, July 7 at the MU Bradford Research Center. It's the first year for legal use of the weed-control system in Missouri. Read more

Summer visitation: Make the transition smooth

School is out and many divorced/separated parents are making plans and preparing for their children's summer visitation. Read more

Consider your neighbor this spray season

Things like low refrigerant levels, dirty fans and filters, loose or worn belts, and clogged condenser coils can seriously hinder the A/C unit's cooling ability. Read more

Selling Local Foods in Missouri course begins July 11, Blue Springs

Selling locally is a way for producers to diversify revenue sources, reduce transportation costs and support their communities. Read more

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