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Farm fabrication Farmers and ranchers with innovative ideas on improving their operations through sustainable agriculture practices can apply for funding to try out those ideas. Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture and Education (SARE) program, grants are offered for on-farm research, demonstration and education projects. Since 1992, SARE has issued grants for studies in topics such as alternative grain crops for animal feed, biological weed and pest control, marketing and energy alternatives. The deadline for applications is Dec. 2. Those accepted will be notified in the spring of 2012. For more information about SARE, visit www.northcentralsare.org or contact Debi Kelly at 800-433-3704. N E W S tour of the museum. A series of tours will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 20 at the new Riversides Collection Facility at 117 N. Riverside Drive in Jefferson City. The series of free tours, which require no reservation, will last one hour. Along the tour, visitors will learn what it takes to be a curator and how artifacts are stored. There’s also a chance to see what it takes to preserve and conserve historical items. Contact the Missouri State Museum for more information by visiting www.mostateparks.com or calling 573-751-2854. B R I E F S from Touchstone Energy is BizConnections.coop. This new site is an online portal to discounts that connects co-op members to valuable savings on everyday services such as hotels, car rentals and at restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues. The free service is available to businesses served by a Touchstone Energy co-op, a national brand of nearly 725 co-ops in 46 states servicing more than 40 million members. Contact your local co-op to find out if it is a part of Touchstone Energy. For more information, contact Scott Bialick at 703-907-5627 or visit www.bizconnections.coop. To know when the autumn colors are just right in your area, visit the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website at www.mdc.mo.gov for weekly updates now through November. It’s a heat wave Chalk up 2011 as one for the record books. According to scientists at the National Climatic Data Center, this summer was the second warmest on record since weather record data began recording in 1895. The average temperature in August was 75.7 degrees, which is 3 degrees above average, while the summer season average temperature was 74.5 degrees, 2.4 degrees above average. Precipitation across the nation during August averaged 2.31 inches, which is 0.29 inches below the national average. Fifteen states had a summer average temperature ranking among their top 10 warmest. Despite excessive rainfall in parts of the country, more than a third of the United States suffered from severe droughts. For more information about weather climates and data, visit www.noaa.gov. An insider’s look The Missouri State Museum has always been known for its collections of some of the Show-Me State’s most precious historical artifacts. Now you have a chance to see more of what great history our state has to share with a behind-the-scenes Business boost As the country struggles amid a tough economy, Missouri’s electric cooperatives continue their mission to help their members. The latest money-saving initiative Fall’s color spectacle Missouri is blessed with a great variety of trees, shrubs and vines, but trying to predict the peak of the fall color show can be difficult. Missouri Seniors’ Legal Helpline DR® LEAF and LAWN VACUUM FREE DEPOT For a Limited Time SHIPPING LEAVES NOTHING IN ITS PATH. Put an end to fall cleanup hassle with a DR® LEAF and LAWN VACUUM. No other is built stronger or lasts longer. EXCEPT THE COMPETITION. UNSTOPPABLE POWER Clear acres of leaves, pine cones, pine needles, grass clippings, nuts. HUGE CAPACITY Exclusive shredding action reduces debris 10:1, for more vacuuming and less unloading. BUILT TO LAST Beefy steel frame, large hoses, hard shell collector, commercial engine options. PLUS! WALK-BEHIND MODELS AVAILABLE! Legal information on senior issues • Powers of attorney • Living wills • Health benefits and more Assistance in accessing legal services www.moaging.com/legalhelp TOLL FREE 1-800-235-5503 Call for a FREE DVD & Catalog! A service of Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services & Area Agencies on Aging www.DRleafvac.com 1-888-206-5481 26 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP 72892X © 2011 CHP http://www.mdc.mo.gov http://www.BizConnections.coop http://www.BizConnections.coop http://www.northcentralsare.org http://www.mostateparks.com http://www.bizconnections.coop http://www.noaa.gov http://www.moaging.com/legalhelp http://www.moaging.com/legalhelp http://www.DRleafvac.com http://www.DRleafvac.com http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - October 2011

Rural Missouri - October 2011
Table of Contents
Comments
Columns
Dining on the tracks
Zagonyi’s Charge
Staying on target
Outdoors
Husking heritage
Painting memories
Out of the Way Eats
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
On the brink
Marketplace
Around Missouri
Neighbors
Just4Kids

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