Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]

County Fair

North Central Missouri Fair announces results of Fine Arts and Horticulture divisions

A record number of 26 exhibitors entered 91 items in Fine Arts at the North Central Missouri Fair. A colored pencil drawing by Abigail O’Neal of Trenton was named Best in Show. Adult Division exhibitors entered the categories of oil paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolor paintings, drawings, photography, and pottery. Junior Division exhibitors entered the categories […]