Free webinar series on financial health in the COVID-19 era starts May 1

Registration is now open for a free three-part series, “Your Financial Health in the COVID-19 Era.” The webinars, starting Friday, May 1, are available online to all Missourians through a collaboration between the University of Missouri’s Department of Personal Financial Planning and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at MU.

MU develops program to prepare for alternative care site staffing

The University of Missouri is helping to lead a statewide effort to retrain and deploy retired nurses and other health care providers to alternative care sites (ACSs) for recovering COVID-19 patients. The coordinated response ensures that staff would be immediately available to assist whenever the need may arise.

Missouri College Advising Corps offers free sessions online

Now more than ever students need to think seriously about life after high school. Eighth grade isn’t too early. For soon-to-be high school graduates, it’s never too late to explore next steps, says Jerron Johnson, director of the Missouri College Advising Corps.

MU's 'chill-dren of the corn' warn of chilling effects of planting cold

University of Missouri Extension specialists say corn planting in cool soils increases risk of poor emergence, weak stands and disease.
MU Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold’s research shows that planting too soon can slow emergence and reduce stand numbers.

Small farmers markets share strategies at April 30 roundtable

As summer approaches, Missouri’s estimated 240 farmers markets are struggling with how they will comply with COVID-19-related restrictions. Regarded by many as vital and vibrant community hubs, farmers markets will need to rethink how to work with their vendors and still serve a public hungry for locally grown food.
To help with that transition, University of Missouri Extension will host its second COVID-19 Zoom roundtable, Innovative Ideas Emerging Among Farmers Markets in Missouri, at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, April 30.