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In a year like this, nothing can be more obvious than the importance of water, especially ground water when it is not falling from the sky. And even before this year, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) estabilshed Protect your Ground Water Day to help bring awareness to the importance of protection this valuable natural resource. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
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To close out March and kick off spring, the Missouri Department of Agriculture received some exciting news. The number of USDA certified organic businesses grew at the astounding rate of 29%. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
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To honor the start of trout season and the unseasonably warm weather, we thought we would give you an excuse to get out on the river or at least on the deck with some grilled trout. It really doesn't get any easier or better than this and the more local it is the better. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
This workshop is a great opportunity for anyone selling at farmers' markets or growing for direct sale to consumers in Missouri. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
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Katherine Kelly, Executive Director at Cultivate Kansas City takes a look at Kansas City's urban agriculture year in review for 2011. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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With family and friends popping in and out, it is always nice to have something around that will warm the belly and the heart to make everyone feel at home. The best part is, this one won't make your belly pop out either. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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Christmas is such a wonderful time of year, filled with festive food and friends. Homes everywhere are toasting the holidays with eggnog. Some add a little extra spirit. Some do not. No matter how you like your nog, nothing you can buy in the store is as good as the frothy, creamy goodness that you can make in your own kitchen. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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At Troostwood Youth Garden, Ericka Wright set the standard for successful urban agriculture, and helped to shape generations to come. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
Going to a local tree farm, picking out the perfect specimen and strapping it to your car for the journey home is without a doubt one of the greatest Christmas memories you can create. It also one of the “Greenest” options when it comes to selecting a tree. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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This pizza cheeseball is the perfect dish for all of your holiday gatherings. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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It is one of the best times of year to enjoy radishes fresh from the garden or market. There are few better ways to eat one than right out of the ground with a little salt. Some of us have been known to eat them with a little dirt after cleaning them on our pants, because we couldn't wait to get inside and wash them. You can learn about the various varieties and flavors that are out there in AgriMissouri's Farmers' Market Report. However, there are a few other things you can enjoy all year here in Missouri, like smoked trout, goat cheese and a fresh baguette. All of these go great with radishes. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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One of the first signs of fall across Missouri is the splash of purple that quickly turns to orange and yellow of the native White Ash, Franxinus americana. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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With fall coming on, it is time to break out our roasters and fill the house with aromas that can only come from cooking things nice and slow, for hours on end. With garlic, roasting will actually change the flavor. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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A sweet potato soufflé is like a pie filling, and though served as a side, could very well be a dessert. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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There is no doubt there are few things richer and smoother than a custard ice cream. One of the reasons honey ice cream always tastes good, is that honey has to be heated to dissolve into the mixture. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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Okra is a very simple plant that thrives in the sun and heat. However, the relationship people have with it can be very complicated. When served fresh it has a subtle taste, and a crunchy yet tender texture. Unfortunately, most people only experience the savory and slimy side associated with gumbo. To let people experience the best of both okra worlds, here are two recipes that capture okra at its best. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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One of our favorite things at AgriMissouri is good old fashioned customer service. Few days go by that people don't call us with simple questions that used to be answered by small businesses in their local communities. This is especially true when it comes to gardening. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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Farmer's Markets all over the state are full of fresh and interesting varieties of beets right now, and with all of the options available the odds are good that everyone can find a beet worth munching. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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