How to buy meat directly from the farm

One option for consumers buying meat is to purchase directly from the producer. A new University of Missouri Extension publication offers guidelines for buying all or part of animal from a livestock producer and having the meat processed and packaged.

Online July MU Extension forage, livestock hour meetings being held

            “Proper management of livestock and forage within a farming operation is key to profitability,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.  MU Extension ag field specialists are working together to hold the online MU Extension Forage and Livestock Hour on the second and fourth Thursdays in July at noon. MU Extension wants to provide education on current topics that will help farming operations be profitable and successful.

2022 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

A breathtaking photo featuring a glimpse into the life of a Missouri cattle rancher is the Best in Show for the 2022 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Megan Richner of El Dorado Springs, Mo., was chosen from photos submitted by photographers from across Missouri.

Consider food safety when donating to pantries

Donating to food pantries and food banks is a way for neighbors to help neighbors, reduce food waste and aid families in need, says Londa Nwadike, extension food safety specialist for the University of Missouri and Kansas State University.

Specialty crop webinars focus on marketing

The third part of the 2022 University of Missouri Extension Specialty Crop Business Management Series begins July 12. Virtual sessions run 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 2.

Department of Natural Resources offers summer cooling tips

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources provides weatherization assistance statewide to help eligible participants increase energy efficiency and improve the health of their homes. Here are some summertime cooling tips to help gain energy efficiency benefits: