Free MU Extension guides help prospective industrial hemp growers

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists have developed educational guides for those interested in growing industrial hemp. The Missouri Department of Agriculture plans to take applications for grower permits as of Dec. 2.

Community Service Grants available for ag youth organizations

Missouri 4-H and FFA chapters planning community improvement service projects can apply for grant funding through the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Applications for the annual Building Our American Communities Grant (BOAC) Program are available online and are being accepted until Dec. 1, 2019.

HVAC program at ECC welcomes high school students into the classroom

    For the first time, high school students are getting the opportunity to earn college credit in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program on the East Central College campus.

Flu season is just around the corner

By Jennifer Zimmermann, MBSH Infection Prevention Specialist
    Influenza (flu) is an illness caused by a virus that affects the nose, throat and lungs.  The flu has a sudden start that can cause mild to severe illness, even death.  Seasonal flu-related complications may include pneumonia.  Most flu in the U.S. occurs from October to May.