2023 Generic Missouri Livestock Symposium website

Nominate a local livestock producer recognizing their accomplishments

Local livestock producers who demonstrate outstanding achievements in the livestock industry are asked to apply for an award recognizing their accomplishments. The Missouri Livestock Symposium is currently accepting applications for the Missouri Livestock Achievement Award. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture educators in the state of Missouri. Other […]

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MU Extension introduces DNA testing for heifer program

The University of Missouri Extension’s Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program now offers a DNA option for participants, known as Show-Me-Plus. Jamie Courter, MU Extension state beef genetics specialist, explained that the program aims to educate producers and buyers of Show-Me-Select heifers on the benefits of having DNA information. “For Show-Me-Plus, if the heifer is registered, she […]

Prairie in northern Missouri

Horizon II seeks 39,000 acres in northern Missouri, southern Iowa for prairie-to-energy initiative

In a groundbreaking initiative near Princeton, Missouri, the first 1,000 acres of the Horizon II pilot project are being transformed into native prairie. This innovative project opens new avenues for landowners to generate income while enhancing environmental sustainability. An additional 39,000 acres of highly erodible land across northern Missouri and southern Iowa are set to […]

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Learn effective farmers market strategies in this five-part series

Producers selling local foods at farmers markets can learn more about marketing strategies, state regulations, value-added products, business planning, and boosting sales through fruit and vegetable incentive programs in a five-part online series presented Feb. 12-16 by the University of Missouri Extension. Participants will hear from farmers, extension faculty, representatives of the Missouri Department of […]

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Beef quality certification event set for Feb 13 in Trenton

The Missouri Beef Industry Council will host an in-person Beef Quality Assurance certification event at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm Campus in Trenton. The event is scheduled for February 13 at 1 p.m. University of Missouri Extension Livestock Specialist Shawn Deering will assist with the event, which is open to everyone. Questions regarding […]

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Agricultural producers invited to join Continuous CRP program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) started to accept applications for the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (Continuous CRP) signup on Jan. 12, 2024. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers and landowners interested in conservation opportunities for their land in exchange for yearly rental payments to consider the enrollment options available through Continuous CRP, […]