Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Free workshops on industrial hemp production to be held in December and January

The University of Missouri Extension offers free industrial hemp production workshops in December and January. MU Extension agronomist Greg Luce and agricultural economist Joe Horner will talk on growing industrial hemp and crop enterprise budgets. During the presentations at Marshall and Carrollton, Missouri Department of Agriculture representatives will give an overview of regulations and the […]

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Weather summary for November 2019 show temps and precipitation below normal

The November weather summary in Trenton shows temperatures and precipitation both were below normal. It’s the second straight month in which temperatures and precipitation have been below average in Trenton. November temperatures were below normal by 3.4 degrees on highs and 3.9 degrees on lows. Highs in November averaged 48 degrees while lows averaged nearly […]

Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Educational program on industrial hemp to be held at Forage Systems Research Center near Linneus

Industrial hemp was once widely grown in Missouri as a fiber crop. The Controlled Substance Act of 1970 made it illegal to produce or possess any form of the cannabis plant. Recent changes in federal and state legislation have increased interest in growing hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD oil. An educational program will be […]

Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

Marcia Moreland

Missouri woman grows farming operation with the help of University of Missouri Extension

Like many girls raised on farms in the 1970s, Marcia Moreland learned to cook, clean and iron. Men and boys in the family tended to farm duties. It was no different at school. FFA was for boys. FHA and home economics classes were for girls. Today, Moreland owns and manages Moreland Farms in Barry County. […]

THS Alumni Association

Trenton High School Alumni Association weekend kicks off with window decorating competition

Decorated windows around town will be unveiled Thursday night for the Second Annual Trenton High School Alumni Association Window Decorating Contest as part of the 70th Annual THS Alumni Reunion Weekend. Past and present classes and school organizations were invited to select business windows of their choice as well as themes. Judging of the windows […]

California Earthquake July 4, 2019

Audio: Former Trenton resident details experience of living through California earthquake

A 1970 Trenton High School graduate, Barry Kenady, is a resident of Ridgecrest, California near the epicenter of a 6.4 magnitude quake that happened on July 4th and a 7.1 magnitude earthquake Friday evening. Kenady, who’s lived in California about 35 years, has experienced earthquakes before but nothing like this.     Kenady’s residence was […]

THS Alumni Association

Deadline approaches for submission of information to Trenton High School Alumni Association

Alumni of Trenton High School are reminded that news for publication in the newsletter will be due by the end of this month. This includes information regarding class reunions and individual information sheets for alums. Officials say information must be sent to Post Office 185 in Trenton. Trenton High School Alumni Association secretary Steve Maxey […]