How to help your trees recover from drought

Dry soil conditions can significantly reduce the life span of valuable landscape trees.
“Because they are difficult and expensive to replace, your trees need attention during and after periods of drought,” says University of Missouri Extension state forestry specialist Hank Stelzer.

MU Extension holds livestock drought recovery meetings in August

Livestock producers in the southern half of Missouri face many challenges because of the drought. To help ease their stress, University of Missouri Extension is holding free in-person meetings in August at various locations. On Aug. 10 in Crawford County and Aug. 11 in Pulaski County, extension specialists will cover key topics such as livestock decisions and feeding, forage management, forage toxins, money considerations and management and planning for future events.

Drought requires feed efficiency in cattle

Low supplies of hay make feeding cattle a challenge.
Elizabeth Picking, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist in southwestern Missouri, sees the effects of severe drought in her area – dwindling hay supplies, poor-quality hay, high prices and ponds going dry.

App helps pork producers secure their biosecurity plans

The Rapid Access Biosecurity app can help in the event of a transboundary or foreign animal disease outbreak in the U.S., said Corinne Bromfield, University of Missouri swine extension veterinarian.

Learn about secrets of snakes with MDC Wild Webcast Aug 17

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites you to join its upcoming Wild Webcast, “Secrets of Snakes: Research Revealed about Copperheads,” on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. Register in advance at and then join the online webcast live on Aug. 17 at noon.

MoDOT to host hiring fair at Cuba Maintenance Facility

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is looking for service-oriented individuals who are ready to help maintain the transportation system in Crawford County. MoDOT will be hosting a hiring fair for multiple positions at the Cuba Maintenance Facility next Tuesday, August 9th.