Beaver and his family operate Big Beaver Maple Syrup on 40 acres of woods near Mark Twain Lake. In their second year they have tapped some of the 200 maple trees and sold amber deliciousness in a bottle.
Killing old stands of tall fescue pastures takes an all-out assault. Kentucky 31, the toxic tall fescue, doesn't die easy.
Twenty high school students with an interest in agriculture and the livestock industry will attend the May 31-June 3 event.
Disease outbreak workshop offers new information on how to prevent and control spread.
If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.
In severe cold weather, cows eating toxic fescue, a widely used pasture grass, suffer frozen feet with lost hooves. In one case a Missouri a producer lost five cows out of a herd of 30.
In several watersheds in Missouri, the application will help growers qualify for financial incentives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service by adopting weather-based irrigation scheduling.
Livestock owners across Missouri are encouraged to prepare for Food and Drug Administration rule changes on antibiotics that go into effect Jan. 1.
In corn and soybean cropping systems throughout the Midwest, weeds represent an economically significant threat to yield.
A teaspoon of living soil can contain billions of bacteria, protozoa and fungi. When those soil microbes do what they do best — feed, reproduce and live — they produce mucilage or biofilm, which are nice words for slime.
A farmer just has to locate and outline his field, click one button and get a report about their soils, their waters, how many people were living close by and many other things about that property,
In spite of easing in calf prices, good prices can still be locked in.
While converting cropland back to pasture may make economic and environmental sense, and offers the chance to improve your forage system, it does take time and planning.
Beef herd owners facing genetic data overload at breeding time can find help. A new website, eBEEF.org is live.
Atrazine, which is a popular and inexpensive weed control herbicide, is used on approximately 85 percent of the state's cornfields. It is one of the most effective water-soluble herbicides on the market.
According to the FDA, this rule is part of an overall strategy to ensure judicious use of feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics in food-producing animals.
Have an energy audit before making a big investment in energy efficiency on your farm.
The Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program offers beekeepers new ways to protect hives from pesticide drift.
The next generation of farmhands might be able to leap over barbed-wire fences and towering cornstalks in a single bound.
The tool combines historical weather data and fieldwork conditions with economic considerations to determine the feasibility and profitability of post-planting nitrogen application.
Since switching to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, dairy farmer Charles Fletcher has expanded his operation, increased his bottom line and has more time to make music. Watch the video.
The following are general-interest agriculture courses. Browse the menu on the left for courses in more specific agriculture areas.