Grazing School Photo of Cattle in Field

Management Intensive Grazing School to be offered at Schuyler County Community Center

Join other producers at the Management Intensive Grazing School on June 11 and 12 at the Schuyler County Community Center in Glenwood, Missouri. The program will be taught by MU Extension, NRCS, and a producer with an existing system.  Specific topics will include the Art & Science of MIG;  Evaluating Resources; Soil Structure, Function, and […]

Turkey Calling

Princeton Rotary Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo set for March 20

A Missouri Department of Conservation District Supervisor will speak at the Princeton Rotary Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo. Scott Roy will speak on Humorous Animal Encounters at Country Wood Rentals of Princeton on March 20th from 9 o’clock to 9:45 in the morning. Amateur callers 15 years old and younger can participate in […]

Joshlin and Addie Yoder win Leopold Conservation Award

Joshlin and Addie Yoder receive Missouri Leopold Conservation Award

Joshlin and Addie Yoder of Leonard, Missouri, located in Shelby County have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award®. The award, named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes farmers, ranchers, and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat management on private land. In Missouri, the $10,000 award […]

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, […]

Mid-Missouri Grazing School set for September 9-10 in Boone County

The annual Mid-Missouri Grazing School will be held Sept. 9-10 in Boone County. The school teaches producers both the art and science of management-intensive grazing, says Heather Conrow, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist in Howard County. The two-day school covers pasture management from economics to fencing and watering livestock, Conrow says. Attending a school […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]

Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District

Date announced for Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District customer appreciation luncheon

The date has been set for the annual customer appreciation luncheon offered by the Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District. The March 8th event at Trenton also includes recognition of the cooperator and soil health steward of the year plus an election of board supervisors. Events will be held at the Barton farm campus […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS)

USDA to provide $5.6M to assist in construction of Little Otter Creek Reservoir in Caldwell County

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service announced Thursday that it will provide another $5.600,000 for construction of the Little Otter Creek Reservoir in Caldwell County. The 344-acre lake will provide a dependable water supply for about 10,000 residents, flood control, and recreational opportunities. State Conservationist J. R. Flores says the funding […]

Drought Graphic

Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission aids agriculture community facing drought

The Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission has approved the following five actions in response to Governor Parson’s Executive Order 18-05 Drought Alert: Require soil and water conservation districts to move landowners completing the drought practices listed below to the top of waiting lists. Defer the Grazing School Requirement for 12 months after contract approval […]

Soil and Water Conservation District

Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District to hold appreciation luncheon

The Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District will celebrate 51 years of conservation efforts in Grundy County with its annual Customer Appreciation Day Luncheon today. A free lunch will be served at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm Campus Lager Building in Trenton from 11 o’clock this morning until 1 o’clock this afternoon.

Customer Appreciation Day

Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District to hold customer appreciation luncheon

The Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day Luncheon next week. The event celebrating 51 years of conservation efforts in Grundy County will be held at the Barton Farm Campus Lager Laboratory Building in Trenton March 9th from 11 o’clock in the morning to 1 o’clock in the […]