Missouri 4-H receives grant for Day of Service activities on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Missouri 4-H has received a Day of Service grant of $80,985 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service.

Registration open for online Master Gardener training

Even in the era of COVID-19, Master Gardener learning options continue to grow.

Going Virtual: CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers moving forward with mostly virtual Field Days

Following discussions with local health departments and advisory boards, all educational field days offered by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers, except one, will be hosted virtually this year. The Graves-Chapple Research Center, located near Rock Port, Mo., is the only Research Center that will host an in-person field day and will follow all CDC guidelines for social distancing. These decisions were made locally at each Research Center.

Neighborhood Leadership Academy opens fall registration

University of Missouri Extension invites Meramec region residents to register for the fall 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA), a leadership training focused on community building principles.  Created in 2002, Neighborhood Leadership Academy provides in-depth training that emphasizes community building strategies, project planning, organizational leadership and management practices, and personal leadership skills.

2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from across Missouri.

Expect high numbers of Japanese beetles this year

Japanese beetle populations are peaking throughout the state just as corn is silking, says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice.
Japanese beetles cause severe economic losses on farms and disappointment in home gardens.