Cattle at Sale

Prices of bred heifers rise $100 at second Show-Me-Select sale

Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers averaged $1,891 at Fruitland on May 3rd during the second of four spring sales.  This price topped last year by $100, said Erin Larimore, sale coordinator and University of Missouri Extension regional specialist, Jackson. The 117 heifers came from 16 herd owners in the MU program that improves beef herd replacements.  The […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves insurance carrier

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved Ozarks Schools Benefits Association for health insurance at a special meeting Monday evening. The board agreed to pay $450 per employee, with the amount an employee paying toward health insurance depending on the plan he or she has. There was an executive session for personnel with no announcement […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods & RAE launch joint venture to create renewable energy, wildlife habitat

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in […]

FCS Financial Community Giving

FCS Financial awards $51,000 in scholarships

FCS Financial recently selected 34 recipients for their Scholarship Program who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of higher education. Since 2004, more than $620,000 has been distributed through the FCS Financial Scholarship Program. The program is designed to encourage and support higher education for relatives of FCS Financial members. “As […]

Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs FY 2019 supplemental appropriations

Governor Mike Parson signed HB 14 to ensure that the state has the necessary funds to operate through Fiscal Year 2019.  The supplemental appropriations bill allows for the continued current operations of Missouri state government. The Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed Fiscal Year 2019 supplemental HB 14 totals $468 million, including $189 million General […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education to meet Monday

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education will discuss insurance quotes from the Ozarks Schools Benefits Association at its meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019. The board will meet in the high school Family and Consumer Science classroom that evening at 6 o’clock. Items on the agenda include extracurricular trips, cooping, a Washington Leadership Conference presentation […]

NCMC students in Missie Cotton’s Microcomputer Applications classes recently donated non-perishable items to the Grundy County Food Pantry, or other local food pantries. Pictured is Mrs. Cotton’s class with their items.

NCMC Microcomputer Application classes donate to food pantry

NCMC Students in Missie Cotton’s Microcomputer Applications classes had the opportunity to participate in a service learning activity this semester by donating non-perishable goods to the Grundy County Food Pantry.  Online students were able to collect and donate to their local food pantry.  Students counted, organized and inventoried the items and then created Excel spreadsheets of […]

Cow grazing in pasture

Improving cattle grazing fescue pastures with legumes

Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Fescue remains the hardy mainstay of southwestern Missouri pastures. Adding legumes gives fescue fields more nutritional punch and profit, Davis says.  Proper management is key to making grasses and […]