Strength training not just for the young

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Media contact:
Milly Carter
Administrative Associate, West Central Region
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 816-252-7717
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Nina Chen, 816-252-5051

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.–Strength training isn’t just for young people, says a University of Missouri Extension human development specialist.

“Studies...

Food safety: Don’t let unwanted guests spoil your summer fun

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Media contact:
Milly Carter
Administrative Associate, West Central Region
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 816-252-7717
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Lynda Johnson M.S., R.D., 660-584-3658

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.–As temperatures rise, so does the risk for foodborne illness. So remember to treat your picnic basket, grill, and cooler...

New MU website helps ID common weeds

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Media contact:
Curt Wohleber
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-882-5409
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Kevin Bradley, 573-882-4039

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new website from the University of Missouri Weed Science Program can help you identify weeds that might be invading your field,...

Herbs: A valuable and simple addition to the garden

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Media contact:
Milly Carter
Administrative Associate, West Central Region
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 816-252-7717
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Marlin Bates, 816-270-2141

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Homegrown herbs may earn their keep better than any other crop in the garden, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulture...

Tenants need to be prudent about farm improvements

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Media contact:
Milly Carter
Administrative Associate, West Central Region
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 816-252-7717
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Whitney Wiegel, 660-584-3658

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.–Does the farmland you rent need tiling, limestone, conservation structures or other long-term improvements? When landlords are...

Plan to grow enough to preserve

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Media contact:
Milly Carter
Administrative Associate, West Central Region
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 816-252-7717
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Marlin Bates, 816-270-2141

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Instead of tending to a garden that will only provide fruits and vegetables during the season, consider growing enough to preserve,...

Be prepared for spring floods

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Media contact:
Milly Carter
Administrative Associate, West Central Region
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 816-252-7717
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Georgia Stuart-Simmons, 660-747-3193

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.–With the large snowfalls of the past winter, flooding is a potential threat in many parts of Missouri. And even if your...

Research seeks better control of resistant weeds

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Media contact:
Roger Meissen
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-884-8696
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Kevin Bradley, 573-882-4039

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Brett Craigmyle snipped off shoots of brown and wilted waterhemp one at a time, weighing the plants to determine how dead they really...

Workshops aim to bring local foods to local schools

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Media contact:
Roger Meissen
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-884-8696
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Bill McKelvey, 573-882-3273

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The local food movement is going back to school.

Farm to School, an initiative of University of Missouri Extension’s Missouri...

MU Extension class works to curb diabetes through diet

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Media contact:
Roger Meissen
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-884-8696
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Lynda Zimmerman, 573-642-0755

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Holidays mean abundant sweets and treats, but for those with diabetes the temptation of cookies threatens more than their...

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