NCMC Commencement Speakers Chris Chinn Davin Turner

Missouri Director Chris Chinn and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Davin Turner are NCMC Commencement Speakers

Missouri Director of Agriculture, Chris Chinn and Dr. Davin Turner, Chief Medical Officer and President of Mosaic Life Care Medical Center in St. Joseph will give the commencement addresses at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri on May 8, 2021. Director Chinn will speak at the 9:00 a.m. morning ceremony and Dr. Turner will […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor appoints Trenton resident to Coordinating Board for Higher Education

Governor Mike Parson has appointed a Trenton resident to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. C. Phillip Hoffman’s appointment was one of five appointments Parson announced to boards and commissions on February 24th. Hoffman worked for his family’s agriculture input supply business since 1976. GFG Agriservices acquired the family business in 2014. He and his […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Audio: Governor Parson hopes Missouri State Fair will go on in some form this year

The Missouri State Fair will be held as scheduled on August 13-23, 2020, however, the Fair will look different than in previous years. The mission of the Fair has always been to showcase Missouri agriculture, so our livestock shows will continue to honor that tradition. Details for vendors, sponsors, and other partners are still being […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Agribusiness Academy

Area students chosen to participate in Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Thirty high school sophomores have been selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Area students selected include Clara Leamer of Chillicothe, Katherine Rogers of Bethany, Colton Roy of Gilman City, and Rebecca Urich of Laredo. They will spend time throughout the year exploring various segments of Missouri agriculture. Director of […]

Honorary FFA Degree

Honorary State FFA Degrees bestowed on area residents

At the state convention. the Missouri FFA Association has presented HONORARY state degrees to several education agriculture leaders and officials. Among the recipients from northern Missouri are Carmen Buller of Kirksville, Brooke Swindler of Norborne, Connor Dignan of Mound City, Tom Zweifel of Maryville; Jason Dimmitt and Ashley McCarty – both of Kirksville. Carmen Buller […]

Missouri State Fair Governor's Ham Breakfast 2018

More than 1000 attend Governor’s Ham Breakfast at Missouri State Fair

Bids were called and money was raised for youth today at the 66th Governor’s Ham Breakfast held in the Director’s Tent on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Missouri Governor Mike Parson addressed the guests, which numbered more than 1,000. Several other distinguished guests attended the Breakfast, including Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, State Fair Director […]

Mo Department of Agriculture MORE program

Missouri Department of Agriculture launches strategic initiatives for agriculture, rural communities

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s MORE strategic vision has always lived and breathed agriculture and rural Missouri. Today, the Department announced 16 individual initiatives that will take the MORE vision and put it into action. The Department will be targeting workforce development, youth in agriculture, food insecurity, agriculture business, broadband availability, emergency response, the Missouri […]

Missouri FIRST Columbia

$10 million in new small business and agriculture investments announced through Missouri FIRST initiative

Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today joined Mid-Missouri small business, economic development and agriculture leaders at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce to announce he has approved $10.4 million in new small business and agriculture investments through his Missouri FIRST initiative. Missouri FIRST (Financing Investment in our Rural, Small Business, and Technology communities) allows Schmitt to […]