Avian flu numbers drop as summer nears

With avian influenza numbers dropping, bird lovers can continue to enjoy feeding their feathered friends with little risk, says Robert Pierce, University of Missouri Extension wildlife and fisheries specialist.

 Water, shade help prevent heat stress in cattle

This is the time of year when cattle producers need to pay extra attention to heat stress in their operations, says University of Missouri Extension beef specialist Eric Bailey.

MU Extension hosts free native grass management conferences in July

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase forage for livestock production and improve wildlife habitat is through proper management of pastures and grasslands, says Bob Pierce, University of Missouri associate extension professor in fisheries and wildlife.

Great landscapes begin with quality topsoil

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Quality landscapes begin with quality topsoil.
Topsoil is the top 3-10 inches of the soil. Most surface soils have higher organic matter content than subsoil, but not all surface soil is ideal for gardens or lawns, says Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory.

Show-Me-Select heifer sales bring value to buyers, sellers

Missouri cattle producers have an opportunity to get a good return on their investments through the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program’s regional sales, says Anita Ellis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist and sale coordinator for central Missouri.

Enrollment open for free summer course

           East Central College is once again offering one free summer class to soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors. The First Class Tuition Pass, formerly known as Three for Free, is available to the Class of 2023 and the Class of 2024, and it allows for students to take one summer tuition-free course.