MU Extension Master Gardeners volunteer efforts feed the hungry

COLUMBIA, Mo. – They say it takes a village to raise a child. A village of University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener volunteers grow gardens to help feed the hungry and homeless across the state.

TOPS open house celebrates 50 years

    TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #434 will celebrate 50 years as a chapter on Tuesday, April 9. Area Captain Margie Thornton will present the program "Seeds of Change" encompassing members visions for health and weight-loss to the modernization of TOPS Club Inc.

Swarm season is here, says local beekeepers

By Sandy Richey            
Honey bees swarm during the spring as a natural means of reproduction.  They are usually not aggressive during this time as they are just “shopping for a new home.” They will stay a short amount of time in a temporary location as the scouts look for a suitable new home for the 60% or so who have left the original nest.  This swarm could be on a car bumper or at the top of a giant Oak.

Animal waste storage facility farm tour taking place April 18 near Morrison

    The Gasconade County Soil & Water Conservation District (GCSWCD) is sponsoring a farm tour at the Tamira Prater/Brian Rost Farm in Morrison, MO. The program will begin at 4 p.m. on April 18 at  1884 Old Ferry Road, Morrison. We will be touring the Animal Waste Storage Facility that was recently built using the State Cost-share Program.

Free Growing Green Family Fair set for April 13

University of Missouri Extension and Phelps County Master Gardeners are hosting a Free Growing Green Family Fair, a day of gardening fun for the entire family, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the First Baptist Church Ministry Center, 801 North Cedar Street, Rolla, Missouri (corner of Cedar Street and 10th Street) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MU Center for Economic and Financial Education offers free workshops on student loans

A free workshop from University of Missouri Extension will equip financial advisers, counselors, social workers and others to help their clients understand their options with student loans.