Little Kids, Big Impact

Little Kids, Big Impact

Informal rural child care is a surprisingly large industry

The informal child care industry created more than 128,000 jobs and added about $971.5 million in total value to the state of Kansas in 2005.

Social Mizzou Weather

Social Mizzou Weather

Tweets and posts keep followers updated on forecasts

There’s a new alternative to keep you apprised of what’s happening outside.

To Conserve Water, Look to Drip

To Conserve Water, Look to Drip

Greenley Field Day will feature demo of drip irrigation system for soybeans

At Greenley Research Center’s free Field Day starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 5, a demonstration on the installation of a drip irrigation system will be featured in addition to educational talks on three separate tours that will cover beef production, row crops and pest management.

Wetlands Are Just Ducky

Wetlands Are Just Ducky

First satellite tracking reveals mallards using conservation lands

Mallard ducks monitored with satellite tracking extensively used public and private wetland conservation areas.

Taking the Reins

Taking the Reins

David Cope starts as superintendent of the Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon

Growing up on a farm outside of Wheelerville in southwest Missouri’s Barry County, David helped with the family’s cattle operation and became enamored with agriculture. He raised cattle through FFA projects, studied agribusiness in college and worked with producers across the Show-Me State through MFA, Inc. Now he will help spread his devotion to agriculture as superintendent of the Southwest Research Center. David starts work July 7 at the center in Mount Vernon

Listening for Danger

Listening for Danger

Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insects' chewing

In a collaboration that brings together audio and chemical analysis, MU researchers have determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and that the plants respond with more defenses.