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  1. Census 2020: We're counting on you

    • Sept. 16, 2020

    We are in the last few weeks of the census, and Missouri needs your help. Let’s help Missouri finish strong with the census! You are a trusted voice with someone. Please take a moment to reach out to those in your area of influence – friends,... Read more ...

  2. Missouri farmers featured in AgrAbility Virtual State Fair

    Missouri farmers featured in AgrAbility Virtual State Fair

    • Sept. 16, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – AgrAbility projects from 19 states, including Missouri, are part of the AgrAbility Virtual State Fair in October. The event offers help for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers with disabilities or chronic health... Read more ...

  3. Free virtual SARE grant writing workshop set for Oct. 13

    • Sept. 16, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Registration is open for a free workshop to learn how to write a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer/Rancher grant. The online workshop is offered 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, via Zoom. Participants will... Read more ...

  4. Develop a family crisis plan

    • Sept. 15, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The best time to prepare for an emergency is when there is no emergency, says Karen Funkenbusch, University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist. National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency... Read more ...

  5. Getting employees in recovery back into the workplace

    Getting employees in recovery back into the workplace

    • Sept. 14, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Opioid addiction keeps an estimated 1 million Missourians out of the workforce and costs the state about $1 million an hour, including the loss of jobs and wages. A new University of Missouri community health initiative will help... Read more ...

  6. Study maps future workforce demands of state’s No. 1 economic driver: agriculture industries

    • Sept. 14, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Over the next decade, Missouri’s food, agriculture and forestry industries are projected to generate 13,000 job openings each year. Deliberate statewide planning and action will ensure a globally competitive workforce for... Read more ...

  7. MU Extension announces new State Advisory Committee

    • Sept. 10, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement has assembled a state advisory committee to support the university’s reach and mission across Missouri. The MU Extension and Engagement State Advisory Committee... Read more ...

  8. Corn residue: cheap grazing for cattle

    • Sept. 8, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Grazing drought-dried corn and cornstalks offers cattle inexpensive, nutritious forage, say two University of Missouri Extension specialists. Many corn and livestock growers turned to longtime MU Extension livestock specialist... Read more ...

  9. Communication matters as you move from 'Grunt I' to CEO

    • Sept. 4, 2020

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Who will run the farm? It’s the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about until the owner dies or can no longer run the farm, says Wesley Tucker. Tucker is a fourth-generation farmer and succession planning coordinator... Read more ...

  10. Achieve positive change in your leadership direction with new online program from MU Extension

    Achieve positive change in your leadership direction with new online program from MU Extension

    • Sept. 3, 2020

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has launched a new self-guided online class named “21 Qualities of a Leader” designed to help individuals develop personal leadership qualities. The class has 21 sessions (each takes about... Read more ...

  11. Online learning a struggle in many rural communities

    Online learning a struggle in many rural communities

    • Sept. 1, 2020

    “We are in desperate need,” says Michelle Kleeman, 4-H club leader and owner of Kleeman Family Farm in southwestern Missouri. These five words describe the frustration many rural families face without access to one of today’s essential school... Read more ...

  12. 4-H teens teach Healthy Habits

    4-H teens teach Healthy Habits

    • Aug. 31, 2020

    Teen leaders in the Missouri 4-H Healthy Habits program are promoting nutrition education and food access to underserved youths and families. The program is supported by the National 4-H Council and the Walmart Foundation. Teens and 4-H faculty in... Read more ...

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