Master Gardener

Missouri Master Gardeners answer your questions on Facebook

Missourians can use social media to get expert answers to their gardening questions. Missouri Master Gardeners and University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialists teamed up to create the new Ask a Missouri Master Gardener page on Facebook, said MU Extension regional horticulturist Balek said. Visit the page at facebook.com/AskaMissouriMasterGardener. “The page lets residents tap into […]

Future Leader Academy

Area students attend Future Leaders Academy

High school students from the Linn County and Newtown-Harris school districts participated in Congressman Sam Graves’s annual Future Leaders Academy at Hannibal-Lagrange University Tuesday. Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt was the keynote speaker. Other speakers included representatives from the Drug Enforcement Agency, Missouri Corn Growers Association, and Missouri Secretary of State’s Office. Topics discussed included […]

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Secretary of Agriculture announces $9.4M in Support of socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue $9.4 million in grants to provide enhanced training, outreach, and technical assistance to underserved and veteran farmers and ranchers. This funding is available through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known […]

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Ammoniation demonstrations set in Northeast Missouri

Livestock producers can stretch short supplies of hay this year by using a simple ammonia treatment on bales, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. Erwin and MU Extension agronomy specialist Valerie Tate will lead-free hay ammoniation demonstrations Oct. 9 and Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. to show farmers how to boost the […]

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Livingston County Steam and Gas Association’s Old-Time Harvest Days to kick off Friday

Friday, September 28 is Kids’ Day at the Livingston County Steam and Gas Association’s 32nd Annual Old-Time Harvest Days. Tractors will be on display at the Livingston County Fairgrounds in Chillicothe with the featured tractor a Cub Farmall. There will be a cultivator contest, family-oriented exhibits and demonstrations, and other various activities. Food stands and […]

2018 Barton Open House

NCMC agriculture students provide demonstrations at Barton Farm Campus open house

Over thirty North Central Missouri College Agriculture & Natural Resources students demonstrated skills and techniques at Elizabeth & Arthur Barton Farm Campus during Open House held on September 19, 2018.  Students demonstrated animal handling, crop yield testing, drone demonstrations, and various other agriculture expertise.   Attendees heard remarks at the Hoffman-Robbins Shelter House from Student Senate […]

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Two upcoming events slated for Jamesport

The Jamesport Community Association sponsors two upcoming annual events. A craft show, retail market, and flea market will be part of Heritage Days at the Spillman Events Center September 28th and 29th. Those activities, as well as kettle corn, fall décor, food, and antiques, will be available both days from 9 o’clock in the morning […]

NCMC Barton Farm Campus

Open House at Barton Farm Campus set for September, 19

An open house for the North Central Missouri College Elizabeth and Arthur Barton Farm Campus will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Barton Campus. The event will begin with an opening ceremony at the Hoffman-Robbins Shelter House honoring donors followed by refreshments, student demonstrations, and farm […]

Main Street Chillicothe

Main Street Chillicothe named Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist

The National Main Street Center has named Main Street Chillicothe a 2019 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist. The award recognizes Main Street America programs whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive, historic preservation-based commercial district revitalization. A national jury selected this year’s 10 semifinalists from a nationwide pool of accredited applicants based on […]