Missouri farmer spreads MU Extension mission to beginning producers

Missouri’s array of soils and topography allows producers to grow an extensive list of vegetables, from leafy greens to cucurbits.
Springfield farmer Curtis Millsap is one of many producers who benefit from University of Missouri Extension guidance on commercial horticulture. Since 2003 he and his wife, Sarah, have been working with MU Extension, particularly horticulture specialist Patrick Byers.

Never say never to nitrogen

Sometimes it pays to be late.
Nitrogen application is one of those times, says University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist Peter Scharf.

MU Extension hosts Women Owning Woodland timber sale webinars

University of Missouri Extension’s Women Owning Woodland program is hosting a webinar series on timber sales in February and March.

Missouri 4-H continues the fight against hunger

Missouri 4-H continues its partnership with Feeding Missouri and the Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids.
To date, efforts have raised more than 400,000 meals to feed Missourians. The third annual food drive runs January through April to allow plenty of time for clubs to plan and carry out their activities, says Anne Reeder, 4-H Feeding Missouri coordinator.

MU Extension offers online hemp workshop Jan. 11-15

University of Missouri Extension offers a virtual workshop about industrial hemp 12:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 11-15.

Missouri NRCS sets February 12 application deadline to apply for easements

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set a February 12 deadline to apply for wetland and agricultural land easements in Missouri. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect valuable lands through easements.