Friday, February 14, 2014

MU Extension - Southwest Region News Service for 2/14/14

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A weekly collection of media releases from MU Extension in southwest Missouri.

Seven Steps to Improve Your Heart Health
HOUSTON, Mo. -- Valentine’s Day is not the only thing to be celebrating in the month of February. Another topic for celebration is heart health according to University of Missouri Extension Nutrition and Health Education Specialist Cammie Younger.
Understanding the Nutrition Fact Label: Is Serving Size the Same as Portion Size?
LAMAR, Mo. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nutrition Facts label appears on most packaged foods and informs us how many servings are in a box or can. 
Learn How the Affordable Care Act Impacts Your Small Business at Free Workshop in Springfield Feb. 27
FORSYTH, Mo. –University of Missouri Extension, Taney County Small Business and Technology Development Center, and Small Business Majority are hosting “The Affordable Care Act for Your Business” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 in meeting room B at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield.
Number of MU Extension Ag Trainings in SW Missouri this Winter, Schedule Available Online
“Guiding Conflict Resolution in the Workplace” workshop to be held in Branson Feb. 14
Soil Chemistry and Soil Health Topic of Feb. 17 Extension Program in Hartville
45th Monett Beef Conference is Feb. 18
Private Pesticide Applicator Training in West Plains Feb. 20
30th Annual Spring Forage Conference is Feb. 25 in Springfield; Pre-Registration Needed by Feb. 18
Start Making More on Heifer Sales by Attending Show-Me-Select Heifer Meeting Feb. 19 in Mt. Vernon
Stone County Livestock and Forage Conference Scheduled for Feb. 20 in Crane
“Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” Topic of Extension Class in Greenfield Starting Feb. 21
Missouri Blueberry School Conference set for Feb. 21-22 in Springfield
Two Master Gardener Programs Begin Feb. 24; Register Now for MoGardens and Potting Shed University
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Volunteers with Master Gardeners of Greene County have planned two different series of classes for home gardeners in the Ozarks.
Food Safety Course and Commercial Gardening Seminar Feb. 24
Extension Program in Branson Feb. 24 Provides Unbiased Education About Affordable Care Act
Anderson Program Feb. 25 Entitled, “Affordable Care Act:  What Individuals Need to Know”
Learn How the Affordable Care Act Impacts Your Small Business at Free Workshop in Springfield Feb. 27
Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference is Feb. 27
Farm Management Course for Women Starts March 3 in Springfield; Pre-Registration Needed
2014 Bull Breeding Soundness Clinics Begin March 5
Reduce the risk of falling: “Matter of Balance” Program Starts March 5 in Galena
Crane Dairy Day Rescheduled for March 6 in Crane
“Annual Spring Gardening Conference” in Branson March 8; Pre-Registration Needed and Seating is Limited
MU Extension Offering Unique “Supervisory Certificate Series” in Branson Starting March 17
Advanced registration is needed
Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative Class: See Online Schedule for Other Sessions
Weakening Vital Signs for Trans Fats
What the Affordable Care Act Means for Small Businesses
Reducing Inflammation and Feeling Better Could be as Close as Your Next Meal
Developing Round Hay Bale Yard Management that Minimizes Waste Saves Money Says Extension
Prepare Now for a Successful Calving Season
U.S. Immigrant Population Increasing Interest in Meat Goats; Holidays Impact Marketing of Goat Meat
Lime is Important Additive for Field, Pasture
Even During Cold Winter Weather, Cattle May Reject Hay for a Variety of Reasons
Cold Weather Management Schedule Important for Successful Sheep and Goat Production
Misunderstanding Product Dating Leads to Millions in Useable Food being tossed
Providing Basic Information in News Release Makes it More Appealing to Local Editors
CORPORATE SPONSORS MAKING THIS NEWS BLAST POSSIBLE: Thanks to these sponsors of the Greene County Extension Center.
Sanford & Associates, CPA, Springfield, Mo.: (417) 886-2220,
Master Gardeners of Greene County: 
Meyer Communications, KWTO 560 AM / KTXR 101.3 FM: (417) 862-3751, 
American Business Systems, Springfield, Mo.: (417) 866-5083,
Greene County Commission, Springfield, Mo.: (417) 868-4112,
Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Springfield, Mo.: (417) 891-1515,
Sunshine Valley Farm, Rogersville, Mo. (417) 753-2698,
Southwest Region News Service is headquartered at the Greene County Extension center in Springfield, Mo. Since 1914, Greene County residents have sought help from Extension in areas related to agriculture, gardening, 4-H youth, nutrition, families, business and community development. Members of “Friends of Greene County Extension” contribute financially to make it possible for Extension to continue having a positive impact on the quality of life in Greene County, Mo. To learn how you can help go online to or call the Greene County Extension Center at (417) 881-8909.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: University of Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.
David L. Burton
Civic Communication Specialist | County Program Director
Associate Extension Professional
University of Missouri Extension – Greene County
Located inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, Mo. 65807
Telephone: (417) 881-8909


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