University of Missouri Extension to help expand mental health resources in rural areas

Missouri’s rural counties lack mental health services despite growing financial stress and suicide rates with all of Missouri’s 99 rural counties facing a shortage of mental health professionals; 57 of them have none. The University of Missouri Extension hopes to change that through a multistate project to help farmers, ranchers, and farm families find affordable […]

Gene Gulkey posing with elk he shot on December 16

Missouri elk hunters go five for five in first sanctioned elk hunt

Missouri’s first elk-hunting season ended Sunday with all five of the hunters selected for permits harvesting bull elk during the firearms portion December 12-20. An archery portion ran October 17-25 with no harvests. The five Missouri hunters were selected for elk-hunting permits through a random drawing of more than 19,215 permit applications, including 33 for […]

Heroes for Hives Beekeeper For Veterans (Photo Credit University of Missouri Extension

“Heroes to Hives,” beekeeping program that supports veterans begins classes

Missouri has the first state chapter of Heroes to Hives, a program that supports veterans who want to learn beekeeping. New sessions of the free program begin on  March 2021, says Karen Funkenbusch, state director of the Missouri AgrAbility Project, which provides education and assistance to farmers and ranchers with disabilities. Enroll at www.heroestohives.com. Army […]

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin headlines women in ag online conference

Temple Grandin, renowned author on animal behavior and autism, will be one of four keynote speakers during the virtual 2020 Pixels of Production – Women in Agriculture conference. Pixels of Production offers women farmers and ranchers a four-night opportunity to learn practical tips and be inspired, says University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon. […]

Handgun training or class

Missouri Department of Conservation holding free online “Introduction to Handguns” class

When pistols and handguns come to mind, many people think of self-defense and home protection. But did you know that handguns are also a valid hunting method for several species, such as rabbits, squirrels, bullfrogs, deer, and coyotes? The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding an Introduction to Handguns class online Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period, from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019. : Patrol’s Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics for 2019  Crashes ─ 404 Injuries ─ 166 Fatalities ─ 7 DWI ─ 94 Drug Arrests ─ 63 During the 2018 Thanksgiving […]

Workshop

Workshop explains federal programs for beginning farmers and ranchers

Openings remain for a free October 18, 2019, workshop to help beginning farmers and ranchers, including military veterans, learn about resources offered by state and federal agencies. The University of Missouri Extension sponsors the workshop. “Understanding the ABCs of USDA Programs” for beginning farmers and ranchers will be held noon-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at […]

Grain Bin Safety

Review grain bin safety rules before harvest begins

University of Missouri Extension rural safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch said National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, is a good time to review precautions for grain bins with farmworkers and family members. This year’s theme, “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear,” reminds us to remain vigilant at all times when working on or visiting […]