Cows a a fair

Beat the heat from farm to fair with these tips

Fair season and heat put three key groups at risk of heatstroke: livestock, their owners and spectators. Timing and flexibility are critical when transporting animals to and from the fair, says Daniel Mallory, University of Missouri livestock field specialist. Take animals to the fair early in the morning when temperatures are cooler so animals remain […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA teams canvassing disaster-designated counties to assist survivors

FEMA outreach teams will begin canvassing Missouri communities affected by the flooding and severe weather in the 20 counties included in this week’s federal disaster declaration to help impacted Missourians register for federal disaster assistance. The teams, known as Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs), are working in counties designated as federal disaster areas to assist […]

Pemberton Cattle

Rotational grazing benefits cattle herd

Twenty-five years ago, Brian Pemberton bought acreage filled with thorn trees, scrub brush and multiflora roses. The only water source was a frog pond. The land needed four things: a road, buildings, fences, and water. Thanks to hard work and cost-share programs, those goals were met. Grazing Acres Farm is now complete with a solid […]

Cheyenne Martin

North Central Missouri College names Cheyenne Martin as “Outstanding Student”

Cheyenne Martin from Altamont, Missouri has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student. Cheyenne is a sophomore, A+ student, pursuing her teaching AAT degree. After graduating from NCMC, Cheyenne plans to transfer to Hannibal-LaGrange University to continue her teaching degree. Cheyenne is involved in the Student Missouri State Teachers Association and the Student […]

Feeding America Website

Meal Gap Study maps food insecurity rates for area counties

Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap study shows the food insecurity rate for Grundy County is 14.7%. The childhood food insecurity rate is 20.4%, which is the highest of the 15 Northwest Missouri counties. The study by the country’s largest hunger relief organization also shows 46,910 individuals are food insecure in the 19-county service area […]

Crowder State Park

7-mile hike to be hosted at Crowder State Park

The Spring South Thompson Hike at Crowder State Park starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27 will be a 7-mile rugged hike through one of the prettiest sections of trails at the park. Meet park staff at the campground amphitheater for a guided hike on South Thompson Trail. Participants are encouraged to bring water and […]