Pumpkins

Pumpkin judging to be held during Northwest Missouri State Fair

The University of Missouri Extension in Harrison County will host a pumpkin growing contest at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany in September. Pumpkin judging will be held at the Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds on September 2nd. Contestants will be required to load and unload their pumpkins. The top three finishers will be displayed […]

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Trenton student awarded scholarship from Missouri Corn Growers Association

The Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee has awarded a Missouri Corn Scholarship to a Trenton resident. Hannah Persell will receive the $1,000 scholarship from the Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council to help pay for her continuing education. Persell is a junior at the University of Missouri, where she studies agribusiness management. This […]

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Farmers face unique safety risks during COVID-19

Farmers and ranchers face unique safety risks as COVID-19 continues to spread. The predicted peak of the COVID-19 outbreak likely will hit as spring planting season shifts into high gear, says Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy. Physical distancing becomes difficult as farmers receive seed and chemical deliveries, Lee says. Shipments […]

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Procedure changes for those needing to renew pesticide applicator license

Growers needing to recertify or certify for a private pesticide applicator license usually attend a training event or come to their local County Extension office to watch a DVD. Because of COVID-19, this procedure has changed. The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri policy is “until further notice, private applicators are no […]

Calvin Basham

NCMC Student Elected as National Professional Agriculture Student officer

North Central Missouri College student, Calvin Basham has been elected as Vice President in the National Professional Agriculture Student Organization for the 2020 – 21 year.   Calvin, son of Rob and Amy Basham from Cowgill, MO, lives on a small cattle farm in Ray County Missouri. Calvin currently attends college at North Central Missouri […]

Sunn Hemp Research

Department of Agriculture to hold training for those interested in becoming certified industrial hemp samplers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture will hold a training session for individuals interested in becoming certified industrial hemp samplers. Training will be held at the University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center east of Linneus the afternoon of March 24th at 1 o’clock. Field Specialist in Agronomy Valerie Tate says certified industrial hemp samplers must […]

GFG Ag Services

GFG Ag Services to close for two days as business sells to Braymer company

Changes are coming in the business structure of GFG Ag Services that will include a temporary closing later this week of the office location in Trenton to prepare for the changes. According to Troy Smith, ownership of the GFG feed division will be changing effective March 1st. The new owner is Consumers Oil and Supply […]

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Mercer County Extension to host Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Mercer County Extension will host Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 6:00 pm at the Mercer County Fair Building. Training will be led by Andy Luke, Extension Specialist in Agronomy. All growers are welcome to attend this meeting regardless of needing recertification. Those growers whose license has expired or will expire […]

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Audio: Free Pesticide Applicator Training sessions to be offered in area counties

Multiple training sessions will be held in the area for farmers needing to obtain or renew certification for a private pesticide applicator’s license. Free sessions will be held at the Grundy County Extension Center in the Alexander Student Center Basement Conference Room of Trenton on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 9 o’clock until noon, Carroll […]

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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 […]

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Restricted use pesticide applicator training to be held in Trenton

In order for farmers to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides on property owned or rented by them, they must have a private pesticide applicator’s license. Obtaining a private pesticide applicator’s license or renewing a license, requires attending a training class or viewing the training video. A program for first-time certification, and to renew certification, […]

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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 […]