Farm in Winter

Free farm labor guide helps farmers hire and keep the right workers

Like farm machinery and methods, hiring farmworkers has changed in recent years, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin. MU Extension’s Missouri Farm Labor Guide can help. The guide, available for free download at extension.missouri.edu/p/M199, lets farmers know the right practices to identify, hire and retain the right workers. It explains ways to […]

School Bus Accident

School bus crash near McFall injures 9-year-old

The Highway Patrol reports a school bus accident one mile south of McFall Friday afternoon injured a child. Nine-year-old Kenneth Plymell of McFall sustained injuries. And his parents transported him from the scene to their residence and may have sought medical attention later. Bus driver 38-year-old Billy Goble of Weatherby was not reported as injured. […]

Arrest

Grundy County Sheriff reports two arrests on Wednesday

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals on Wednesday. Forty-six-year-old Adam Peter Bentz of Nixa has been charged with felony non-support—total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under an order of support. Bond is $10,000 cash only. Court documents accuse Bentz of failing to provide adequate food, clothing, lodging, […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Missouri Department of Agriculture accepting nominations for annual awards through December 7th

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting nominations for the Missouri Agriculture Awards. As part of the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in January, the Missouri Agriculture Awards will honor six individuals that strive to innovate their farm or ranch, give back to their communities, commit to land stewardship or stand as a great example […]

Suspect in Handcuffs

Two in arrest report from Grundy County Sheriff

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two area residents Wednesday. Twenty-year-old Treigh Michael Fehring of Cameron has been charged with felony second-degree assault. He was arrested in Harrison County and extradited to Grundy County. His bond is $10,000 cash only. Court documents accuse Fehring of recklessly causing serious physical injury to someone […]

Farm News

Farm labor workshops expose complexity of hiring, firing

Major farm management decisions concern capital and labor. Too little attention goes to the labor side of farming, says agricultural economist Joe Horner. To help decision-makers, he plans three University of Missouri Extension workshops across Missouri.  Farm labor management isn’t like the old days when a farmer could hire neighbor boys to help. Also, present-day […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Trenton woman turns herself in on child endangerment charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton woman turned herself in Thursday on a child endangerment charge. Twenty-one-year-old Mashia Elizabeth Miller has been charged with felony first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk—first offense—no sexual contact. Her bond is $15,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the associate division […]