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Beets have been consumed by humans for over 5000 years. The first beets produced long, thin roots. Therefore, it most likely was the leaves of beets that were harvested and used as a pot herb. Read more

Measuring your financial well-being

Financial well-being is a balance between financial security and financial freedom today and in the future. Read more

Think carefully about when to apply for Social Security benefits

It's simple advice for those planning to retire. The further you are away from retirement, the more this advice is true. Read more

Realizing the risks of radon

According to the EPA, radon gas is found everywhere in the United States and it is produced from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Read more

Creating and following a spending plan makes finances easier

Take some time to consider your values. Whether we know it or not, our values play a big part in how we handle our money. Read more

How to calculate the cost per mile to drive

Gaining control of your spending helps you take control of your finances and improve your life in many ways. Read more

First aid for leaky basements

Water takes the path of least resistance. If you've got a small crack, water will find it and make it bigger. Read more

Small steps to your goals

People and families who tend to plan and write down their goals are more likely to achieve them. Read more

National Healthy Homes Partnership moves to MU Extension

The condition of a home has a direct connection with the health of its occupants. Read more

Sell by? Use by? What's a shopper to do?

Sorting through the meaning of food date labels. Read more

Get in, get out when grocery shopping

Small changes can mean big savings at the supermarket. Before you leave home, shop your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer. Watch the video. Read more

News

  • Monday, November 13, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Many people want the gifts they send to be a surprise, but if you’re sending perishable food this holiday season, it’s better to spoil the surprise than risk spoiling the gift.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missourians planning to buy or change coverage on the state’s health insurance marketplace have until Dec. 15 to sign up for a 2018 plan, says Brenda Procter, co-director of University of Missouri Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative.
  • Monday, October 16, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Recent news may have some consumers confused about the status of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017
    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – You probably go to great lengths during the school year to ensure your child has the right equipment — pens, notebooks, clothing — to make it through the day.
  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A recently completed assessment of University of Missouri Extension found that with an annual investment of $86 million (2016), MU Extension generated dividends totaling nearly $950 million.
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
    For more flood-related resources from MU Extension, visit extension.missouri.edu/n/3059.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When storms, floods and other disasters leave damaged homes in their path, local contractors often get more business than they can handle. In many cases, out-of-town contractors will arrive in force to pick up the slack.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Moisture and rising temperatures can turn parts of your home into ideal sites for mold growth, said a University of Missouri Extension housing and environmental design specialist.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. – Before replacing drywall and floor coverings in your flooded home, make sure building materials have had enough time to dry out, cautions a University of Missouri Extension community emergency management specialist.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    TRENTON, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension has prepared a checklist of measures people can take to reduce the impact of floodwater on their homes.
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional plants adorning homes at this festive time of the year can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Brown marmorated stink bugs are hunting homes for the winter.
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  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Floods can devastate property and have lasting effects on a community. In the aftermath, people might not think about the consequences flooding can have on food.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    HOUSTON, Mo. – Laundry packets offer loads of temptation for curious children.
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  • Monday, May 23, 2011
    For more flood-related resources from MU Extension, visit extension.missouri.edu/n/3059.
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