Consider ergonomics when buying garden tools

If you have a gardener on your holiday gift list, consider user-friendly tools that suit their ability and age.
When choosing tools, gardeners and gift-givers should consider ergonomics, the science of fitting equipment to create less stress on the body, says Brenda Schreck, University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock and youth development.

Over the holidays, replacing the furnace filter could help protect people from COVID-19 indoors

Amid the food, gifts and well wishes, the holidays could have a new star – a furnace filter. Until a vaccine is ready, a high-efficiency furnace filter used along with other precautions could help protect people from COVID-19 as they spend more time together indoors.

Treat it right and Christmas cactus lives to bloom another year

With proper care, Christmas cactus is a gift that gives for many years, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
Trinklein has recommendations for success with Christmas cactus:

Enrollment now open for free HiSET prep classes

    East Central College has resources available for area residents to get help with the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) in multiple locations throughout the region.

Farmer tax workshops being held in Potosi

By Rachel Hopkins,
    As the year winds down, tax season starts up. University of Missouri Extension is hosting Farmer Tax Workshops again this year.

Registration open for Missouri Master Gardener training

Gardening is an activity with many rewards. “One of them is the satisfaction of sharing your plant knowledge with others,” said David Trinklein, University of Missouri Extension state horticulture specialist.