Farmers urged to sign up for USDA Census of Agriculture

            University of Missouri Extension economists urge farmers to sign up for the USDA’s 2022 Census of Agriculture.
            The deadline to sign up to receive a census form is June 30. Sign up at nass.usda.gov/AgCensus.

MU Extension workshops help families tackle succession planning

Successfully transitioning a family farming business to the next generation doesn’t happen overnight.

Summer food safety tips

• MU Extension food safety specialist explains how to pick the best produce and prepare a safe picnic.
Summer is a time for enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables and outdoor picnics. Don’t let food safety mistakes spoil the fun.
Food safety doesn’t begin in the kitchen, or even the market, says Londa Nwadike, extension food safety specialist for the University of Missouri and Kansas State University.

Report shows how broadband adoption will help grow rural economies

A recent analysis shows how expansion and adoption of internet services in three northwestern Missouri counties could help grow their economies in the decade ahead.
The report, “Economic Benefits of Expanding Broadband in Missouri: Atchison, Gentry and Worth Counties,” makes the case for public and private investment in rural broadband, said Alan Spell, assistant extension professor in agricultural and applied economics at the University of Missouri.

Farm management news and notes from MU Extension

Farm work in Missouri has hit its stride. The following news and notes from University of Missouri Extension can help you keep yourself, your farm and your family and business relationships healthy during this demanding time of year.

Additional funding available for Missouri specialty crop production

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for additional funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. These funds are approved through H.R. 133 stimulus funds due to Covid-19 impacts to the food system and provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service.