Farmers Market

Farmers market vendors prep for season amid COVID-19 concerns

University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist Londa Nwadike says that, right now, science is on the side of produce growers.  “There is currently no evidence that the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, has been transmitted through food or food packaging,” said Nwadike, who has dual extension appointments with MU and Kansas State University. That’s […]

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Mercer County Extension to host Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Mercer County Extension will host Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 6:00 pm at the Mercer County Fair Building. Training will be led by Andy Luke, Extension Specialist in Agronomy. All growers are welcome to attend this meeting regardless of needing recertification. Those growers whose license has expired or will expire […]

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NCMC agriculture students participate in state conference

Five agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization State Conference November 10-12 in Linn, Missouri. Approximately 100 students, advisors, and guests from seven Missouri community colleges and universities participated in the conference. The NCMC group had the opportunity to travel to the old Missouri State Penitentiary in […]

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Workshop in Warrenton focuses on industrial hemp

The University of Missouri Extension is offering a workshop on the emerging industrial hemp industry in Missouri. MU Extension field specialist in horticulture Justin Keay says speakers will include MU Extension specialists, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s hemp program director, Missouri Hemp Trade Association representatives, and hemp growers and processors. Keay says it is important […]

Fruits and Vegetables

Produce workshops scheduled to meet requirements of Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule

Workshops will be held for fruit and vegetable growers to meet the training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Locations for the workshops include the Waverly City Hall December 4th from 8:30 to 5:30 and the Great Plains Growers Conference at the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western State University campus […]

Carey Portell

‘Stronger Than Yesterday’ blogger to speak at Pearls of Production event for women

Beef producer Carey Portell will tell women at Pearls of Production how she survived and thrived after a car accident nearly took her life almost nine years ago. The seventh annual event for women in production agriculture runs Nov. 1-2 in Columbia. Pearls of Production provides hands-on training and leadership opportunities for women in livestock […]

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MU Extension in Harrison County celebrates 100 years of service

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Harrison County Extension Council members celebrated 100 years of extension service in Harrison County. The day included an opportunity for the public to get a closer look at programming available through MU Extension, as well as help raise funds to support future extension programming. A 5K Fun Run started off […]

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MU Extension in Harrison County to celebrate 100-years with 5K Fun Run and other activities

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Harrison County Extension Council members are inviting people of all ages to help celebrate 100 years of extension service in Harrison County.  Events planned for the day will provide an opportunity for the public to get a closer look at programming available through MU Extension, as well as help raise […]