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Most popular MU Extension guide sheets

For over 100 years, University of Missouri Extension has been producing official guide sheets on various topics related to farming, gardening, youth and family, nutrition and community development. The guide sheets are unbiased, research-based, peer-reviewed publications that are based on research done at the University of Missouri. Most guides are two to four pages long

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Crickets tell the temperature in warm weather

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) naturalists say a fun activity for children during summer break is to listen for crickets and determine the temperature. “Summer is such a wonderful time to help children fall in love with nature,” said Bridget Jackson, a MDC education consultant. “The weather gets warm, we spend time outdoors and it’s

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BBB warns be careful when donating to help flooding relief efforts

In the wake of natural disasters like the historic flooding that has plagued the Midwest this spring, many people are sympathetic to the victims and want to help them. Pleas for help come from major charities like the American Red Cross, crowd-sourcing sites set up to benefit individuals, and countless organizations in between. It can

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Hartzler welcomes ERS, NIFA move to the Heartland

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) made the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it would be relocating its Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to the Kansas City region. “Today’s decision is a testament to the wonderful attributes of the Heartland

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians On Saturday evening, Marla and I attended the Annual Missouri Cattleman’s Steak Fry at the Sedalia State Fair Grounds. Governor Mike Parson was the keynote speaker. As a Cattleman himself, our Governor is a longtime member of MCA and a supporter of agriculture, our state’s #1 industry. During the event he

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BBB warns of scammers selling fake event tickets

Summer is heating up, and so is the demand for tickets to major concerts, festivals and events. But if that hot ticket sounds too good to be true, there’s a good chance it is. Consumers across the U.S. have reported purchasing tickets for events that didn’t take place. Scammers tempt festival-goers into buying tickets for

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Governor Parson signs nine bills into law

Governor Mike Parson signed nine bills into law. SB 179 – Financial Institutions: Reduces duplicative reports and filings required of Missouri financial institutions and streamlines processes for state regulators. HB 182 – Interest Rates Paid by Insurers: Clarifies that insurance companies who voluntarily pay interest on any claim, refund, penalty, or payment for which the

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June designated as PTSD Awareness month

By Lauren Weinand, M.D. Presented by Compass Health Network An increased recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder has entered the American lexicon. Often associated with military veterans, the disease can affect anyone who has lived through a traumatic event. June, designated as PTSD Awareness Month, and more specifically June 27, PTSD Awareness Day, provide perfect platforms

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians District news – The Lighthouse Children’s Theatre in El Dorado Springs has received state arts funding from the Missouri Arts Council. The Theater is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities to children ages 3-17 to learn the fine arts in acting, singing and dancing. The Missouri Arts Council reaches out to

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MDC offers new ‘Auto-Renewal’

Renewing Missouri hunting, fishing, and trapping permits is now easier and more convenient through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) new online Permit Auto-Renewal service. Permit Auto-Renewal allows online permit buyers to automatically renew their permits prior to the start of the next season or permit year so they never have an expired permit when

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