Farm & Agriculture

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For some jobs, farmers need help. Custom operators provide a wide range of services. The jobs vary from tillage and planting to spreading fertilizer and harvesting grain and hay. Big jobs might be building fence or moving dirt. A University of Missouri Extension price guide lists...
Even after a flood of rain, a cleansing rain will be welcomed.
COLUMBIA, Mo.—Wheat flooded before harvest brings questions from affected farmers. What do they do now? University of Missouri Extension field crops specialists said, “Wait and see.” During a weekly teleconference, field staff answered questions from farmers. Dirty or even mud-caked wheat could...
Corn growers facing replanting decisions because of flooding and saturated soils have time to safely plant corn through the end of May and even into early June. That is the advice from University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Greg Luce. He notes that growers vary in their regional...
This year’s Tree Farm Conference will be held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 on Jim Ball’s Tree Farm near Chillicothe, Missouri. Jim was selected as the 2016 Missouri Outstanding Tree Farmer and is being judged for the Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer for the eleven state North Central...
Plantings in late May or June put seedlings in summer drought risk.
This may be the year for two cuttings of tall fescue hay. That’s good news. The bad news: The first cutting will make lousy hay, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage agronomist. Erratic weather caused fescue to set seed early. Under stress, grass made seed instead of leaves...
Apprenticeship program in which individuals can work on fruit and vegetable farms.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Growing Growers, a program aimed at supporting new fruit and vegetable growers in the greater Kansas City area, has set the dates for its 2017 educational workshops. “The program is a collaborative effort to provide education to new and experienced growers who are or who would...
Understanding cows , advice from the experts.
While giving cows and their new calves the best possible chance for a healthy and safe experience during calving season, handlers need to be mindful of their own safety. Rob Eirich, Extension Educator/Director of Beef Quality Assurance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says both pre-calving...
Informational meeting on new feed directive from FDA
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) is a new set of regulations from the FDA which became effective January 1, 2017. Caldwell County Extension Council is hosting an opportunity to learn more about these changes on Monday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. at the Hamilton United Methodist Church. Jim Humphrey,...
MU College of Veterinary Medicine graduate Imogene Latimer uses research from MU Extension to improve cattle herds in northeastern Missouri. Photo by Linda
Country veterinarian Imogene Hemeyer Latimer wasn’t born in a barn. However, it is where you will find her during spring calving and weaning season. Latimer serves cattle producers in northeastern Missouri. She joined the General Veterinary Clinic in Monroe City in 1987 after graduating from the...
University of Missouri Extension in Howard County and Select Sires will host a beef artificial insemination school April 7-8. The school is at the MU Beef Research and Teaching Farm, 5151 Old Millers Road, Columbia. The class is $350. Preregister by March 31. “The school is intended to introduce...

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