County’s Farm and Home Safety Day program recognized by UM Extension

    The annual Farm and Home Safety Day program was recognized by UM Extension in Columbia with the Collaboration and Networking Award for External Partnerships. This program has reached every high school freshman in Crawford County for the last 20 years.

Lung cancer screening can save lives

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
    Among scary diseases, lung cancer can be one of the scariest. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation, including in Missouri and Illinois. And for smokers and many ex-smokers who are at increased risk of lung cancer, it can feel especially scary.

Flooding unlikely to affect Japanese beetle populations

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Even long-lasting floodwaters have little effect on invasive Japanese beetles that have begun to emerge in central Missouri, says Kevin Rice, University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist.

Extension specialist urges patience on roadways after floods

• Farm equipment, damaged roads, extra traffic create dangerous travel conditions.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Motorists should exercise patience and caution as they travel rural roadways this summer, urges Jim Humphrey, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist based in Andrew County.