Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Garland Nelson makes court appearance in Diemel brothers case

The Braymer farmer charged with two felony counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Wisconsin brothers appeared via Polycom in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Thursday morning. Online court information indicates that upon motion of Garland Joseph Nelson, his case was continued to February 6th for a preliminary hearing […]

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Pickup strikes cattle in roadway southwest of Martinstown in Putnam County

A pickup truck Sunday night hit two cows on a lettered route in eastern Putnam County six miles southwest of Martinstown. The pickup was driven by 50-year-old Thad Minear of Unionville who wasn’t reported hurt. A passenger, 32-year-old Lacey Cassday-Minear of Unionville, received minor injuries and was taken by a private vehicle to the Northeast […]

Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team includes, from left, Ted Probert, coach; Blake Wright; Hala Edquist; Bailey Groves; Nicolas Dotson; and Karla Deaver, coach

Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging team competes at national contest

At the recent National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, the Missouri 4-H team placed fourth in Ayrshires, seventh in Brown Swiss and eighth in oral reasons. The team finished 12th overall. “The team didn’t have its best day judging but finished with some outstanding individual honors,” said Karla Deaver, team coach and University of Missouri […]

Ayers Family on Horses

Three generations of family build a beef business at Ayers Stock Farm in Green City

Ayers Stock Farm in Green City, Mo., has spent three generations in the rolling hills of northern Missouri building a beef business driven on horseback. Rick Ayers has been involved in his family’s livestock farm since 1967 and his wife, Jonna Ayers, joined the family farm while both were teaching agriculture education at the local […]

Tim Arbeiter, J Eggleston, Richard Fordyce, Jeff Case, Ron Hinds, Gregg Davis

GRM Networks in Princeton receives USDA grant of $41.6 million dollars through ReConnect Program

GRM Networks of Princeton recently received a $41.6 million grant/loan from the United States Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Program helping GRM Networks fulfill its commitment to bring fiber-optic connectivity to northern Missouri and southern Iowa. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce awarded the grant/loan to GRM at a reception held at the David Callaway […]

Nicholas and Justin Diemel

Human remains discovered in Nebraska livestock trailer may be Diemel brothers

Media reports from Nebraska sources indicate a livestock trailer that a rancher reported purchased in Missouri may be connected to the deaths of the Diemel brothers from Wisconsin. A report from the Lincoln County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Department said human remains were found in the trailer. The rancher had contacted law enforcement after he opened a […]

Cattle in ring at sale

First Show-Me-Select fall sale better than farmers thought with $1,672 average

Show-Me-Select replacement heifers sold for $1,672 average on 190 head. The sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards was the first of six sales across Missouri this fall. This year’s price topped a $1,586 average from one year ago, says Eldon Cole. The University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, Mount Vernon, manages the sale. The heifers come […]

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Four FFA members from Trenton compete in district competition in Cameron

Four Trenton FFA members competed at the district level at Cameron on Wednesday. Receiving first place were Allena Allen in Missouri Cattleman’s, and Kidridge Griffin in Missouri Quarter Horse Association. Both eligible to compete at the state level in January. Colton Roy placed second in Missouri Institute of Cooperatives and is an alternate for state […]

Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

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Two northern Missouri students are national winners of agriculture proficiency awards at FFA Convention

Northern Missouri has two first-place national winners of agriculture proficiency awards at the annual FFA Convention. They are Kylynn Mallen of Cameron and Amelia Liebhart of the Bucklin Chapter. Two other national finalists represented northern Missouri. Teresa Yoder of Trenton and Addison Burns of Gallatin were in the top four of their respective ag proficiency […]

Beef Heifers

Beef Producers Seminar to held be held mid-November

The 2019 Beef Producers Seminar will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the St. Peter Catholic Church, Parish Hall in Stanberry, Missouri. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. with the seminar to start at 6:00. Mark Russell, Executive Director of the Missouri Beef Industry Council, will be discussing and demonstrating some of the challenges, […]