Trenton Downtown Improvement Association (TDIA)

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association selected to participate in grant program

The Trenton Downtown Improvement Association has been selected to participate in a cost-sharing affiliate grant that provides training, mentoring, and technical services to revitalization programs in Missouri’s historic commercial districts. Missouri Main Street staff will visit with Trenton downtown community members to evaluate existing and future needs and schedule customized training and mentoring sessions to […]

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Audio: Missouri farm and environmental groups clash over Trump administration’s rollback of clean water protections

The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to roll back Obama-era rules which placed federal regulations on creek beds and ponds that aren’t directly connected to larger bodies of water. Eric Bohl (Bowl) with the Missouri Farm Bureau says the rules are a legal overreach because creek beds and ponds aren’t navigable.     Eric Bohl […]

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. […]

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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 […]

Workshop

Workshops to offer help on hiring, retaining farm workers

The University of Missouri Extension will hold workshops throughout the state on how to attract and keep quality farm laborers. “This one-day workshop was developed by MU Extension to help you improve your labor management and finances and protect your business,” says MU Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin. Attendees will learn tips to recruit, train, […]