Rural Lifestyle

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Arkansas : Complete beekeeping short course offered in January

The Complete Beekeeping Short Course, offered in January by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will teach everything needed to...
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APHIS, wildlife services to begin field trials on feral swine toxic bait

In November, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accomplished two key tasks as part of its efforts to evaluate an oral toxic b...
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What to know when negotiating a land transaction

When negotiating a land transaction, be sure you know what you are buying. Addressing the following economic considerations, while not a comprehensive...
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Mississippi : Take extra precautions with tree stands

Although they are beneficial as a hunting tool to increase visibility, elevated tree stands come with many safety concerns.     Fortunately,...
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Missouri : Chain saw chaps, protective gear help woodcutters avoid injury

If you are looking for a holiday gift for anyone who owns a chainsaw, consider chainsaw safety chaps, said University of Missouri Extension horticultu...
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Christmas : Take care of those holiday plants

We use a variety of decorative plants to dress up our homes during the holidays. Poinsettias, holiday cactuses and living Christmas trees, in particul...
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Missouri : Winterize roses in December

The term “winterize” is associated more with automobiles than garden plants, but just as motorists want their cars to withstand the rigors of wint...
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Missouri : Carefully select topsoil when doing fall yard work

Not all topsoil is created equal.   Select topsoil carefully when making fall lawn renovations, says Manjula Nathan, director of University of Mi...
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Geese : Rice fields bring birds to hunters

The western edge of the Mississippi Delta, which contributes so richly to Arkansas agriculture, is well known as a prime area for hunters, with both w...
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Mississippi : Hunters should prepare for wild hog encounters

Hunting season preparation is done to increase our odds of harvesting some of the special and iconic native species that we are fortunate to have in M...