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Audio: Missouri expert offers advice for talking politics during holiday gatherings

A University of Missouri expert has advice for the discussion of politics at the dinner table during holiday get-togethers. Political Science Professor Andrea Benjamin says misunderstandings can be avoided if ground rules are set and goals of the conversation are determined.     Don’t try to change peoples’ minds. Benjamin uses her sports allegiance to […]

Featured Equine Expert Julie Goodnight

Julie Goodnight to be featured equine expert at Missouri Livestock Symposium

Horse owners will learn about health care as well as behavior and tack tips at the Missouri Livestock Symposium November 30 and December 1, 2018. Internationally recognized horse trainer Julie Goodnight of Poncha Springs, Colorado, headlines the Equine section this year with three talks aimed at making better and safer horse owners. Her topics include, […]

Master Gardener

Missouri Master Gardeners answer your questions on Facebook

Missourians can use social media to get expert answers to their gardening questions. Missouri Master Gardeners and University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialists teamed up to create the new Ask a Missouri Master Gardener page on Facebook, said MU Extension regional horticulturist Balek said. Visit the page at “The page lets residents tap into […]

Election Hacking

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State says there is no chance of hacking in Tuesday’s election

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft stresses the state’s security from cyber attacks in the upcoming election. During a press conference Thursday, he says Missouri’s digital election network is scanned by outside sources 100,000 times daily but the inquiries are superficial.     Ashcroft stresses that all state voting machines have a paper trail backup […]

Waterfowl at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

Missouri Department of Conservation seeks public input on Fountain Grove Conservation Area

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments. Draft plans for the Fountain Grove Conservation Area in Livingston and Linn counties will be available for […]

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill investigates Department of Agriculture staffing issues

United States Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has called for answers regarding insufficient staffing levels at US Department of Agriculture offices in Missouri. McCaskill wrote to Natural Resources Conservation Service Acting Chief Leonard Jordan saying failure to hire and retain full-time staff during hard times puts producers and natural resources at risk. She added that […]

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court observer thinks Kavanaugh’s testimony disqualifying

Some Missouri experts who follow the Supreme Court are worried about the confirmation process of current nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Law Professor Greg Magarian of Washington University in St. Louis says Kavanaugh’s presentation last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee did not represent behavior appropriate for a Supreme Court judge.     Magarian questions why Senate […]

MU Extension receives grant to grow beginning farmers and ranchers program

The University of Missouri Extension will receive a $432,747 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grant through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant runs from September 2018 to August 2021, says MU Extension BFRDP coordinator Karen Funkenbusch. MU Extension is one of 36 BFRDP grant recipients. Teams of experts plan […]

Audio: Missouri law expert slams Senate confirmation process of Kavanaugh

University of Missouri Law Professor Richard Reuben was a Supreme Court news reporter in 1991 when Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. He thinks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, whose accused current nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault can thank Ms. Hill for more favorable conditions to come forth with such […]

Chillicothe Cultural Heritage Workshop

Missouri Humanities Council to hold free workshop on heritage and culture

The Missouri Humanities Council will hold a free workshop for anyone interested in learning how heritage and culture can benefit communities at the Livingston County Library of Chillicothe. The Cultural Heritage Workshop will be in the library’s second-floor courtroom on October 18th from 9 o’clock in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The […]