Jon Schreffler

Jon Schreffler retires as farm manager of the Thompson Research Center

The Thompson Research Center advisory committee, along with University of Missouri faculty and administrators, recently celebrated the retirement of Jon Schreffler, farm manager and employee of Thompson, for 43 years.  The celebration took place during the spring meeting of the advisory committee, which took place in mid-April. The committee also toured the new commodity barn […]

Hansen of Chillicothe Chapter named State FFA Vice President

Chillicothe FFA student named State FFA Vice President for 2021-2022

During the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention, Seth Hansen was named the 2021-2022 State FFA Vice President. Hansen is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter. His parents are Kevin and Bobbi Hansen of Chillicothe. His advisors are Brook Kreatz, Lance Martin, Randy Plattner, and Neal Wolf. Hansen’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of a flock […]

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Another 4-H member joins the NCMC livestock judging team

Jenna Hasekamp, a member of the Audrain County F&L Hustlers 4-H Club, is helping to pioneer Missouri community College teams’ participation at livestock judging contests. This fall, Hasekamp will join North Central Missouri College’s livestock judging team, which started last fall and is currently the only Missouri community college team competing in livestock judging. “Jenna […]

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Missouri Veterans Commission elects Commission Chair and Vice-Chair

The Missouri Veterans Commission welcomed three new Commissioners and elected a Commission Chair and Vice-Chair during the March 26, 2021 meeting. Randy Alewel, Kelly McClelland, and Steve Maples were appointed to the Commission by Governor Mike Parson on February 4, 2021, and recently confirmed by the Missouri State Senate. During the March 26 meeting, Kelly […]

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NCMC Foundation announces receipt of “Gifts in Action” donation; campus to close for winter break

The North Central Missouri College Foundation announces it received a Gifts in Action donation from JK Farms to establish the John Kuttler Agriculture Scholarship. The scholarship honors the memory of the local farmer and community leader. The first John Kuttler Scholarship will be awarded in fall 2021. To qualify, NCMC students must be enrolled full-time, […]

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Audio: USDA currently in “big hiring phase” in Kansas City

A top official at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the agency is making progress in relocating two major facilities to Kansas City: the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agricultural Policy. USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach tells Missourinet the agency continues to transfer employees […]

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North Central Missouri College to offer Agriculture Operations Technology Certificate

North Central Missouri College will offer a new certificate option beginning this fall for students interested in pursuing an agribusiness career. MFA Incorporated endorses the one-year Agriculture Operations Technology Certificate. The certificate will allow students an opportunity for an apprenticeship and full-time employment with MFA. With the Agriculture Operations Technology Certificate, students will receive instruction […]

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Four north Missouri students awarded scholarships from Smithfield

Four north Missouri students, including one from Trenton High School, are recipients of Smithfield Hog Production Scholarships. Receiving a $2,500 family scholarship are Allena Allen of Trenton high school and Gavin Garrett who was graduated last year from North Harrison High School in Eagleville. Allena Allen is the daughter of Jason and Sarah Allen of […]

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 […]

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University of Missouri Extension in Sullivan County to host Farm Tour

University of Missouri Extension of Sullivan County will host a Farm Tour in the Winigan area next week. The tour of Duane and Sara Herschberger’s farm, Hersh Belgians, will be September 20th. Hersch Belgians are one of only four competitive draft horse hitches in the state. The event will also include University of Missouri Vice […]

Area students to receive state FFA degrees at annual convention in Columbia

Garret Cramer of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter named State Star Farmer

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Garret Cramer of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter as the State Star Farmer at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are John and Janet Cramer of Ludlow. His advisors are Lance Martin, Randy Plattner, Leda Schreiner, and Neal Wolf. Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in […]

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MU Soybean Symposium to be held April 10th in Columbia

Technology in the form of “big data” may guide farmers’ selection of soybean varieties best-suited for their fields.  Data may come from drones overhead or in-depth analysis of soil. Data may include climate impact.  Big numbers are topics for talks April 10 at the U.S. Soybean Symposium on the University of Missouri campus, Columbia. Speakers […]

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Educational session on improving farming profits to be held at University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center

Area dairy farmers can investigate ways to improve the bottom line of their farms and their profits during an educational training session near Linneus. North Missouri Dairy Day will be held at the University of Missouri Forage Systems Research Center east of Linneus on the morning of February 18th at 10 o’clock. Extension Dairy Field […]

Thompson Research Center Field Day 2018

Diverse research highlighted at Thompson Research Center Field Day

The University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences showcased its diverse research and strong graduate student programs during the Thompson Research Center field day, which was held on Monday, Sept. 17. The presentations throughout the evening were primarily led by graduate students, each of whom shared their research and work. “At the Thompson Research Center, […]