Produce safety training offered for fruit, vegetable growers

Fruit and vegetable growers can meet training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule at workshops in November through January at several locations in Missouri.

Support local Girl Scouts by purchasing candies, nuts and magazine subscriptions

    Beginning Saturday, September 28 thousands of eastern Missouri G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)TM across the region launched their own Fall Product Program businesses. Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is excited to announce a new item joins this year’s treat line up [drum roll, please]—the Thin Mints® Almonds!

Wurdack Research Center Field Day centered on forages, livestock

The Wurdack Research Center Field Day featured numerous discussions centered on forages and livestock, and provided local farmers and producers with information to help them improve their farming operations. The event, which took place Friday, Oct. 4, included a free lunch that was sponsored by First Community National Bank (FCNB).

Pumpkins are a fab-boo-licious food

“This fall, millions of Americans will make an annual pilgrimage to a retail outlet to purchase a vegetable they, unfortunately, are unlikely to eat,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.

Temperatures didn't drop: September felt like August

September weather acted like August in Missouri, says Pat Guinan, state climatologist with University of Missouri Extension. Several locations, mostly in southern Missouri, saw record-setting heat.

Simple steps to lower breast cancer risk

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
    For a disease as scary as breast cancer, one positive and very important message that deserves to be heard more often during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that it’s a disease that can be prevented.