Eric Baily

Eric Bailey to speak twice during Thompson Research Center Field Day

Eric Bailey has hit the ground running since he joined the University of Missouri last year as an assistant professor in the Division of Animal Sciences and a state beef Extension specialist. Bailey has been a regular at the Agricultural Research Centers’ field days since he came to MU in June 2017, speaking and engaging […]


Alternative forage options during and after drought

Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in hay and forage shortages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal. Dhakal offers some alternative/emergency forage options to feed beef cattle during fall, winter, and spring. Stockpiling tall fescue If fescue stands are strong, stockpiling tall fescue is one of […]

Pearls of Production

State agriculture director opens 6th annual Pearls of Production workshop

Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn gives the welcome at the sixth annual Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture workshop Nov. 2-3 in Columbia. Chinn, a fifth-generation farmer from Clarence, manages a farrow-to-finish operation with her husband and children. The Chinns also have a small cow-calf herd and family feed mill and grow corn, soybean, […]


In drought, byproduct feeds help cow herds on short pastures, hay

In the 2018 drought forages for cow herds are short. Without rain, pastures didn’t grow and stored hay for winter feeding fell short. But feed options are at hand that were not available before. This drought has more feed grains available at possibly lower prices, says Scott Brown, University of Missouri beef economist.  Missourians hard hit […]


Annual Trenton Heroes Versus Celebrities softball games set for 6 o’clock Saturday

The celebrities have been announced for the 11th Annual Trenton Heroes Versus Celebrities softball games Saturday evening September 8th to raise money for the Trenton Heroes. The opening ceremonies will be held at the Griffin Ball Field at 6 o’clock, with two games to follow. Coaches include Linda Lynch of Hardee’s and Wright Memorial Hospital […]

Fall Festival V2

Spickard Fall Festival gets underway Thursday, September 6, 2018

Exhibits for the Spickard Fall Festival may be checked in Thursday, September 6 as the Spickard Fall Festival gets underway. Quilts, needleworks, fruits, vegetables, canned goods, crafts, fine arts, woodworking, flowers, and other items may be checked in at the Wise Community Center from 3 to 6 o’clock. A scarecrow contest will also take place. […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department activity report shows a small part of what officers deal with daily

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves street for a report of stealing. Heather Dawn Mammen was arrested for stealing from a business and released with a Municipal citation to appear in court. Officers responded to the 600 block of Webster for a scam report. The victim reported that she had been a part […]

Fatal Crash

Stewartsville man dead after UTV struck from behind on Highway 6

A Stewartsville man has died from injuries received when his utility vehicle was struck from behind by a car three miles south of Clarksdale last evening. The highway patrol reports the impact threw 71-year-old William Cornelius off the UTV. He was taken by ambulance to Mosiac Life Care in St. Joseph where he was pronounced […]

Grundy County crop progress report shows little change

Grundy County’s crop progress report indicates topsoil moisture supplies have improved, however, recent rains did little to replenish the subsoil moisture. The latest report released Monday shows topsoil moisture at 60 percent short to very short which compares to 90 percent short to very short in a previous report. 40 percent of the topsoil moisture […]

Dove Hunting

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes requiring nontoxic shot on 36 dove hunting areas

The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing regulations that will require the use of nontoxic shot for hunting doves on 20 conservation areas with heavy, concentrated dove hunting. MDC is also proposing adding 16 areas to its existing 21 conservation areas where non-toxic shot is required for all hunting with shotguns. The proposed regulations were […]

Hands in Handcuffs Arrest graphic

Suspect runs from authorities after fleeing from vehicle, trips, then gets arrested

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a driver who fled his vehicle and ran from deputies this week did not comply with verbal commands, even after tripping. Two deputies were on patrol near Utica and checked a vehicle going 85 miles per hour. The driver reportedly refused to stop once he pulled into Utica. When […]

Farm, Family and ME Ag event for women

Farm, Family & ME! event for women in ag set for Sept. 13-14 in Jefferson City

Gov. Mike Parson will be among the speakers at the Farm, Family & ME! Summit for Women Sept. 13-14 at the Missouri Farm Bureau headquarters in Jefferson City. University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Karisha Devlin says the two-day event offers women in agriculture an opportunity to hear from top-notch speakers and entrepreneurs. In […]


Chopped corn silage offers better control for beef producers

Farmers are looking to drought-stressed corn for silage and balage to stretch limited hay supplies. Chopped corn silage offers beef producers better options than balage, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz.  Silage allows better control of the amount of high-energy feed for wintering cattle, Schmitz says. Balage offers less flexibility and control […]