Grazing School Photo of Cattle in Field

Cool-season pastures start regrowth with arrival of warm-weather rains

Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow. The coldest April since 1907 set back forage for Missouri’s beef cow herds. Now, warm weather with rain creates forage for grazing and haying, said forage specialist Craig Roberts in a weekly University of Missouri Extension teleconference. New grass […]

Missouri State Museum

Missouri State Museum debuts new exhibit during opening reception May 29

The Missouri State Museum will debut a new exhibit titled “BOOM!: The Rise and Fall of Missouri’s Black Business Districts” at an opening reception 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the Missouri State Capitol’s rotunda. An exhibit viewing and reception will follow in the Museum’s History Hall. The reception is sponsored by the […]

Farm field after planting

Cold start to April delays crops

April’s cold start in Missouri has limited fieldwork and delayed planting for farmers and gardeners. The persistent cold “was nothing short of amazing,” said University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan. Many parts of the state, especially the northern half, averaged more than 15 degrees below normal for the first 10 days of April. Some […]

Central Elementary School Students Participate in Leadership Class

Central Elementary School students learn about leadership and agriculture

Students from Mrs. Howe’s leadership class at Central Elementary School in Chillicothe received a hands-on learning experience Friday, January 26, 2018. The leadership group is the nature/agriculture group, the students get to meet once a week to learn how leadership connects with nature and agriculture. The Litton Crusaders assisted the class this week with planting, […]

HYPE Academy at North Central Missouri College

Missouri high school seniors complete annual “Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence” academy

Twenty-nine high school seniors from across Missouri completed the second annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) FFA Academy June 28-30, in Trenton, Mo. The three-day academy is designed to inform and empower agriculture students to effectively engage in today’s issues. It was sponsored by the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and held at North Central […]