Agriculture
AgrAbility helps 93-year-old keep growing food for farmers markets

Harry Keutzer doesn’t quit just because body parts slow down. His hens, cows and pets depend on him. So do customers at the Kansas City-area farmers markets where he sells produce, eggs and hand-loomed rugs. Read more

Lawn and garden
How to deal with tunneling pests in your yard

A mole will generally remain underground and not come to the surface, but most people are familiar with the damage they do with their feeding tunnels and the molehills that they make. Read more

Natural resources
Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Property

Hummingbirds are the smallest native bird in North America at only 3-1/2 inches long and a weight of less than 1/4 of an ounce. The rapid movement of their wings creates a humming sound. Read more

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
LETI offers basic and advanced police training

The Law Enforcement Training Institute is where experts from every criminal justice field share their knowledge to bring out the best in you. It's tough. It's demanding. But so is the job. Read more

Community and leadership
What participants say about EXCEL

More than 7,500 people representing approximately 60 towns throughout Missouri have participated in 40 locally based, EXCEL-type leadership development programs. Read more

Nutrition and health
Garlic's history

“Take two cloves of garlic and call me in the morning.” Not many of us have heard that recommendation, however, for millennia garlic was the “go to” natural remedy for a wide array of ailments. Read more

4-H
4-H camp counselor brings humor and compassion to job

Marissa Todd has Down syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped the Marion County high school senior from getting involved in her 4-H club, holding office or becoming a 4-H camp counselor. Read more

Flood recovery resources
Scams and fraud add insult to injury after a disaster

Already reeling from a loss, flood victims can fall prey to dishonest businesses, questionable charities and those looking to make a quick buck. Read more

Families and relationships
Having a furry friend may enhance, extend human life

There are a number of explanations for exactly how pets offer health benefits. First of all, pets need walking, feeding, grooming, and encourage lots of playing and petting. Read more

Home and consumer life
Advice for choosing a tax preparer

Most tax return preparers are professional and honest, but some are not. Some preparers offer high-cost services or arrange refund anticipation loans that reduce refunds. Read more

Business and careers
10 ways to spring clean your business

We all spent too much time indoors collecting stuff we don’t need. Now that spring is here, isn’t it time to do some spring cleaning for your business, too? Read more

Nurturing spring-flowering bulbs after the blossoms fade

Right after daffodils, tulips and hyacinths have spent their last flower, many homeowners mow the plants down. That's a bad idea if you want them to flower year after year. Read more

It's time for asparagus!

Asparagus is low in calories — a one-half cup serving contains only 22 calories — and high in nutrients. It is a good source of folic acid and vitamins C and B6. Read more

Prepare emergency supplies for spring storm season

In Missouri, being prepared for spring storm and tornado season is a necessity. Read more

In spite of spring weather, fescue pastures grow early

Early spring weather worked in favor of farmers growing fescue grass for grazing and haying. But dry weather may undo early growth progress. Read more

Go green in the kitchen on Earth Day

Locally grown produce spends less time on a truck, which reduces carbon dioxide emissions. The health benefit of locally grown produce is that it retains more nutrients. Read more

Chronic stress leads to health problems

Our bodies are designed to respond to stressful situations in order to protect us from danger. However, when this response is constantly turned on from continued stress, it can lead to health problems. Read more

How to help your child become a big brother or sister

Although becoming a brother or sister can be a hard change for children, there are many things you can do to help them with this change before and after the birth of your new child. Read more

Storytelling festival kicks off 37th year

The festival will feature culturally diverse national and regional storytellers, highlighting a rich mosaic of experiences shared through story. Read more

Be well-informed when hunting and preparing mushrooms

Mushrooms are in season. You do not need a license to hunt them, but if you want to sell them a licensed or certified inspector must attest to their safety first. Read more

Don't be shallow when planting corn

Yield potential drops when corn is not planted at the right depth. The right planting depth improves the chance of a good stand. Read more

Dogwood: Nature's little show-off

Inconspicuous for most of the year, these diminutive denizens of our forests outdo their towering neighbors by providing a spectacular exhibition of color before most other species leaf out. Read more

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