Measuring a cow's weight

University Missouri Extension pilots beef record-keeping project

The University of Missouri Extension began a three-year project in March to help beef producers improve whole-herd record-keeping. MU Extension specialists in Columbia, Albany, and Savannah worked with three northwestern Missouri producers to record and compare whole-herd production data, said livestock specialist Shawn Deering. By comparing individual and herd data to regional and national standards, […]

County Fair

Sullivan County Fair set to run July 6 through July 12, 2020

University of Missouri 4-H Youth Specialist Penny Kittle reports the Sullivan County Fair “is moving forward as planned” at the fairgrounds in Milan July 6th through 12th. New guidelines are to accommodate public safety regarding COVID-19 concerns. Exhibitors will be allowed to show out of trailers this year only. Pre-registration will be available online next […]

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Gallatin senior announced as winner of Equine Science Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award

The Missouri FFA Association Tuesday night announced a member of the Gallatin chapter, Tom Joe Crouse, won the Equine Science Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award. The category is among 46 in which state winners and runners-up were recognized. Tom Crouse, a senior at Gallatin R-5 High School, is the son of Gene and Carrie Crouse. His supervised […]

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Trenton FFA Chapter to participate in National FFA Week with a variety of activities

The Trenton FFA Chapter will participate in several events during National FFA Week next week. Members will meet for breakfast at the First Baptist Church Sunday morning at 8:15. Pictures will follow. Members are asked to wear official dress for the church service at 9:30. Senior FFA officers will be on KTTN’s Open Line Monday […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Audio: Area internet providers to expand broadband services to rural residents

United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced on Tuesday that five Missouri projects will receive 60.9 million dollars in USDA funding for high-speed broadband infrastructure. The USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program announcement was made at the Metcalf Mechanical Resource Center at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Livestock symposium in Kirksville to feature speakers to help farmers gain cow-herd profits

Farmers hearing beef focus talks at the Missouri Livestock Symposium will take home tips to use. Beef is just one track in the annual meeting, Dec. 6-7 in Kirksville. Eric Bailey and Jordan Thomas, University of Missouri Extension beef specialists, usually team up to teach heifer care. Now they’ll tell about feeding and breeding cows […]