NCMC’s Tyson Otto receives certification for finances and operations

The Association for School Business Officials International has awarded North Central Missouri College Associate Vice President of Finance Tyson Otto the Certified Administrator for School Finance and Operations certification. A news release says the designation “is granted to highly qualified school business professionals who fulfill multiple requirements”, including demonstrating certification eligibility, passing a comprehensive competency-based […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]

Holiday Greenery

Deck the halls with boughs of caution

Keep safety in mind when decorating with holiday greenery. Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional yuletide plants can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. In days of old, people rarely brought holiday greenery into the home before Christmas Eve, Trinklein says. Doing so was considered bad luck for the coming year. […]

Network cables (RJ45 ) connected to a switch

Audio: Missouri agriculture director says technology is crucial to attracting young farmers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) director says technology is important in attracting young farmers.  Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet has the story.   The state Department of Agriculture says the average age of a Missouri farmer is 58. MDA Director Chris Chinn notes Governor Mike Parson’s two top priorities are workforce development and infrastructure, adding […]

Trenton Municipal Utilities

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend minimum cash reserves for electric, water and sewer departments

Trenton’s Utility Committee will recommend minimum cash reserves for each of the three departments of Trenton Municipal Utilities: electric, water, and sewer. Utility committee members, two councilmen, the Mayor, and other city officials reviewed financial information based on an April 2018 audit. The purpose of having minimum cash reserves is to have enough money for […]