Pictured from left: Joni Williams, Brylee Williams, and Advisor Bryan Williams.

Brylee Williams of Princeton FFA Chapter named Area 2 Star in Agribusiness

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Brylee Loren Williams of the Princeton FFA Chapter as the Area 2 Star in Agribusiness and one of four finalists at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Bryan and Joni Williams of Princeton. Her advisor is Bryan Williams. Area Stars in Agribusiness are selected based upon outstanding work […]

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North Central Missouri College hosts Northwest District Agriculture Career Development Events for high school FFA

Northwest District Agriculture Career Development Events for high school FFA students were recently held at North Central Missouri College. The Barton Farm and Ag Department hosted the events on five separate days in March to allow students to compete in person and adhere to Coronavirus protocols. Teams that qualified for state competition include: Ag Mechanics, […]

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Putnam County Fair in Unionville to feature Josh Turner and Restless Heart

The Putnam County Fair in Unionville next month will feature entertainment including Josh Turner, Restless Heart, and Hairball. There will also be a rodeo and tractor pull. Activities will begin September 5th with a 4-H and FFA horse show. An open show will follow. Entries will be accepted in various categories September 8th. The schedule […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair now accepting livestock and competitive exhibit entries

Entries are now being accepted for 2020 Missouri State Fair livestock shows and competitive exhibits. Most entries will be accepted online through the Premium Guide, a comprehensive tool for exhibitors, and some may be accepted via a paper entry form, available on the Fair’s website. Due to budgetary restrictions for the 2020 Missouri State Fair, […]

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Career Development Events results from Day 2 at Missouri FFA Convention

Among results involving area teams in the second day of career development events during the Missouri FFA Convention, Trenton FFA teams placed fifth in both ag sales and meats judging. For ag sales, Chillicothe was sixth and Gallatin eighth. For meats, Princeton was 16th. In dairy cattle judging, North Harrison of Eagleville placed fifth; Princeton […]

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Trenton FFA sending four teams to Missouri FFA Convention; Other area schools also qualify

The Trenton FFA Chapter will be represented by four contest teams at the Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia April 25th through 27th. The teams qualified for state due to their high rankings this week during the Northwest Missouri district competitions. In review, Trenton FFA had a team win first place in judging of meats and […]

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Results announced from Wednesday FFA Career Development Events competition

Trenton FFA had two top-ranked teams, Princeton and Gilman City had one in Wednesday’s Career Development Events for northwest Missouri schools. Among results from the second day of district competition, Trenton captured first place in ag sales and in meats judging. Princeton took first place in dairy cattle. Gilman City won first at district in […]

Dairy Cows

Close-up cow’ barns help cows avoid heat stress, produce more milk

Martin Prairie Farms near Humansville treats dairy cows like guests.  The family-owned dairy farm north of Humansville in Hickory County dedicates itself to top-of-the-line herd nutrition and care, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel. Freddie and Mary Martin, son David, and David’s spouse, Alana, own and operate the nearly 3,000-acre farm. Almost […]

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High School students in agriculture education courses receive technical skills certificates

High school students enrolled in agriculture education courses have the unique opportunity to go beyond the classroom and learn real-world applications in a number of disciplines. Whether it is in agricultural mechanics, livestock evaluation, or a dozen other areas of learning, the Missouri Agricultural Skills and Knowledge Assessment Industry Recognized Credential (MOASK IRC) program recognizes […]