MU Extension recognizes Audrain County businesses

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Media contact:
Linda Geist
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Virgil Woolridge, 573-581-3231

MEXICO, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension Council of Audrain County recently presented its 19th annual large business award to Ahrens Steel and Welding Supplies Inc. of Mexico and...

A very good year

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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: Pat Westhoff, 573-882-4647

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, U.S. agriculture last year stood as a shining example of growth.

2011 set records, with net...

Mid-Missouri farm to school road trip set for July 31

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Media contact:
Linda Geist
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: James Quinn, 573-634-2824

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The first Farm to School Mid-Missouri Road Trip, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 31, will help food service directors, chefs and others learn how to meet the growing demand for...

A good night’s sleep crucial for elementary school success

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Media contact:
Jason Vance
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9731
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Susan Mills-Gray, 816-380-8460

HARRISONVILLE, Mo.– Getting enough sleep is important for classroom success as well as physical and emotional development.

Most elementary school children need 10-11 hours of sleep per...

Doing the salsa: Stick to the recipe for safe salsa

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Media contact:
Linda Geist
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Vera L. Massey, 573-445-9792

COLUMBIA, MO. – No matter how you slice it, it’s hard to use all of the tomatoes that are ripening now.  One of the most flavorful ways is canning salsa, but home canners should...

Number of wineries quadruples over past 10 years

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Media contact:
Linda Geist
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group
Phone: 573-882-9185
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Fabio Chaddad, 573-882-0155

COLUMBIA, Mo.– The number of wineries in the United States has quadrupled in the past 10 years and tripled in Missouri, according to research by Fabio...

Holiday foods: Tips on storage and shelf life

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Media contact:
Londa Nwadike
Consumer Food Safety Specialist
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 913-307-7391
E-Mail: [email protected]

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  'Tis the season to receive delicious food gifts such as sausage, cheese, ham and other tasty items.

If you receive a gift of food this holiday season, ensure quality and safety...

Final date for insured corn planting passes

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Media contact:
Linda Geist
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Raymond E. Massey, 573-884-7788

COLUMBIA, Mo. –The final date for corn planting has passed for all Missouri counties.

Producers who insured their crops under any Federal Crop Insurance Corporation COMBO program have...

Creditor or predator: How to tell the difference

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Media contact:
Linda Geist
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Virgil Woolridge, 573-581-3231

MEXICO, Mo. – If you need a loan, payday loans and pawnshops should be your last choice, says a University of Missouri Extension family financial education specialist.

Payday loans are a...

MU tractor team pulls together

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Media contact:
Jason Vance
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9731
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Bulent Koc, 573-882-2495

PEORIA, Ill.–The University of Missouri Torq ’N Tigers Tractor Team placed in the top half at the recent International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition in Peoria, Ill.

Each of...

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