Passing On the Family Farm – Succession

Keeping the farm in the family is the goal of an MU Extension Workshop to help families tackle succession planning.  Several programs are planned around the state and there is a virtual program on August 10th. Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Wesley Tucker says it takes planning and “communication, communication, communication.” To help families start the succession planning process and […]

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MU Extension Offers FREE Mental Health First Aid Program

In response to our nation’s mental health crisis, University of Missouri Extension will bring a Youth Mental Health First Aid training program to Chillicothe on June 9.  This program is for adults that work with children ages 12-18 years of age.  Livingston County Extension Director Jessica Trussell says this groundbreaking skills-based course gives people the tools to identify, understand and […]

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Hansen Receives Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award

A Livingston County 4H Volunteer was presented the 2021 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award. Kevin Hansen of Livingston County was one of 60 volunteers recognized statewide for commitment and leadership to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Youth Development program. Hansen has served as a Livingston County 4-H program Volunteer for 18 years and was very pleased to receive […]

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Council Hears Service Reports And Funding Requests

Service reports were presented to the Chillicothe City Council Monday, by three organizations that serve the community.  The requests will be considered as the Council works to complete the 2022 budget. The Livingston county Extension report was made by Jessica Trussell.  She talked about the various programs the extension program offers.  This includes health and wellness programs for adults, nutrition […]

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MU Extension Offers Farm Lease Program

Landowners and renters can learn about farm leases from University of Missouri Extension specialists on Thursday, February 10th.  Participants can attend the program via Zoom or in person at one of six locations across the state.  Joe Koenen, MU Extension agriculture business specialist and longtime presenter on farm leases says the sessions will begin at 6:00 pm. Koenen says “Open […]

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Carroll County Farrowing Clinic

A hands-on farrowing clinic “for both the newbie and the pro” is offered by the University of Missouri Extension in Carrollton.  The program will be February 22nd at 5:30 pm. MU Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow says the clinic covers the basics, including reproductive anatomy and endocrinology, artificial insemination, farrowing and piglet processing.  After the classroom sessions, participants will be […]

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Snacking; Make it a Healthy Snack

Snacks are not necessarily a bad thing, but they should be healthy snacks.  TJ Sethi, Dekalb County Engagement Specialist in Nutrition and Health, says in the US, studies show snacks make up 1/3 of our daily calories. Sethi recommends healthier snacks. She says we should stop thinking of the snacks as a sweet treat, and look to healthy food, like […]

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