Division News

Drought cuts pasture growth; Farmers face culling cow herds.
In dry weather with short pastures, Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions. One way to match cows' needs to available grass is to sell cows. - Jun 20, 2018

'Mulch ado' about something; Help gardens beat the heat with mulch
Mulches can help garden soil stay cool during the heat of summer. - Jun 19, 2018

Fall tour to highlight white oak, whiskey and wine
Missouri has it all-wine, whiskey and white oak. - Jun 19, 2018

Golfers tee off in support of Missouri 4-H, PART 2
Golfers hit the greens June 5 in support of Missouri 4-H youth at the ninth annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were The Climate Corp., a division of Monsanto; and Great American Insurance-Crop Division. - Jun 18, 2018

Golfers tee off in support of Missouri 4-H, PART 1
Golfers hit the greens June 5 in support of Missouri 4-H youth at the ninth annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were The Climate Corp., a division of Monsanto; and Great American Insurance-Crop Division. - Jun 18, 2018

Master Gardener nurtures school garden that fuels love of food, community, PART 2.
A Master Gardener nurtures little minds and mouths at Sacred Heart Villa, a preschool in St. Louis. - Jun 14, 2018

Master Gardener nurtures school garden that fuels love of food, community, PART 1.
A Master Gardener nurtures little minds and mouths at Sacred Heart Villa, a preschool in St. Louis. - Jun 14, 2018

Farmers seek forage options as drought cuts grass growth
Shortage of cattle forage forces some Ozark herd owners to chop trees to feed leaves. That method was used in big droughts of the 1930s and 1950s. - Jun 14, 2018

MU Extension, NRCS partner to help farmers convert cropland to pasture
Matthew Spiers wants to convert cropland to pastureland for grazing. - Jun 13, 2018

Illness from mosquito, flea, tick bites has tripled since 2004
University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch urges Missouri residents to take precautions to ward off mosquitoes, ticks and fleas this summer. - Jun 13, 2018

Upgraded MU weather station goes online in Mississippi County
A weather station in Mississippi County recently got an upgrade that lets it share real-time weather data. - Jun 11, 2018

MU Extension offers four-day tour for cattle producers
University of Missouri Extension offers cattlemen a bus tour of cattle operations in Kansas and Oklahoma Aug. 6-9. - Jun 08, 2018

Ag census deadline extended to July 30
The deadline for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2017 Census of Agriculture has been extended to July 30. Forms can be returned by mail or securely submitted online. - Jun 07, 2018

Fire ants: The sting of buying hay south of the state
Missouri livestock producers may be looking south for hay due to concerns over predicted hay shortages. - Jun 07, 2018

MU vet students take research to dairy parlors and pastures
The University of Missouri veterinary students take campus research to parlors and pastures to help dairy farms improve. - Jun 06, 2018

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