Producers: Watch For Army Worm

University of Missouri Extension encourages area producers to be looking for Fall Army Worm infestations.  Field Specialist in Agronomy, Valerie Tate says the Fall Army Worm has been causing problems across the midwest. Tate says identifying the Army Worms is important. While insecticides are most effective on the Fall Army Worms, not all insecticides will work.  Contact your local extension […]

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Leadership Breakfast In Chillicothe October 1st

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri will host a Leadership Breakfast featuring Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement, University of Missouri and Chief Engagement Officer, UM System.  The breakfast will be October 1st at the Jenkins Center of the Litton Ag Center. Stewart will address the challenges and accomplishments in the recent past across Missouri.  He restructured MU […]

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Americans Use Too Much Salt

New Government Dietary Guidelines suggest limiting our salt intake.  Sandy Proctor, Kansas State University extension nutrition expert says currently most of us consume too much salt. Proctor says the current guideline says we as a people grew up consuming too much salt. Proctor says the guidelines recommend no more than 2300 milligrams of sodium, but most consume between 4000 – […]

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Livingston County “Back To School Bonanza”

The 13th annual Back To School Bonanza, sponsored by the community will be held July 27th at Calvary Baptist Church Family Life Center.  Jessica Trussell from the Livingston County Extension Office says the event is for students of Livingston County Schools. Trussell says registration is required and it is FREE. The registration deadline is July 11th. Online registration is available […]

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Extension Spring Pasture Meeting

05-20-21  Extension Pasture Meeting The University of Missouri Extension Spring Pasture Meeting will be June 2nd.  The meeting will be held at the Mercer County Extension Office, located at 505 S. Steward St. in Princeton, from 7-8:30 pm. Topics include “Weed and Brush Control” presented by Andy Luke, agronomy specialist, and “Common Plants Toxic to Grazing Livestock” presented by Jenna […]

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Annie’s Project Offered In NW Missouri

The University of Missouri Extension will host a free “Annie’s Project” course in the Northwest region. Carlee Quinn with the Extension Service says the course is for women in the area that would like to become better business partners in their agriculture enterprise. Quinn describes the webinar. Five sites will be available in Northwest Missouri including Chillicothe, Higginsville, Marshall, Maryville, […]

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Maintaining Good Mental Health

Good mental health includes both intellectual and emotional well being.  Gina Lucas from the University of Missouri Extension says intellectual health includes the performance of mental functions. Lucas says our emotional health may be more complex. She says a Healthy Self-Concept is also important.  You should focus on YOU and not compare yourself to others. If you are struggling with […]

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Classes To Better Your Memory

If you struggle to learn new things or remembering details, the Extension Office in Chillicothe has some upcoming classes that may help. The University of Missouri Extension Human Development Specialists, Jessica Trussell, and Amber Allen are offering a Boost Your Brain & Memory Class via Zoom. The class uses a whole-person approach that helps you form new habits to live […]

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