Meat and Poultry Processing Grants

Missouri meat and poultry processors awarded nearly $17 million toward food supply expansions

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has awarded $16,716,406 million in CARES Act funding to nearly 150 small and medium-sized businesses. As a direct result of the reimbursement grant, more than 40 businesses were assisted in initiating or expanding their level of meat processing through a new grant of inspection or custom exempt inspection status. “As a […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture celebrates “Buy Missouri Day” and announces those awarded grants

To celebrate Buy Missouri Day, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program announced funding for 14 retail businesses that carry Missouri Grown products. The Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant awards up to $1,000 per retail store for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri Grown member products. “Our Missouri Grown members have told […]

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North Central Missouri College 2021 Commencement set for May 8

North Central Missouri College 2021 Commencement will be held on May 8, 2021, with two ceremonies; the morning ceremony beginning at 9:00 a.m. honoring all associate degrees and certificates that are non-nursing and the afternoon ceremony beginning at 1:00 p.m. honoring nursing certificates, degrees, and pinnings. Both commencement ceremonies will be held at the Ketcham […]

NCMC Commencement Speakers Chris Chinn Davin Turner

Missouri Director Chris Chinn and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Davin Turner are NCMC Commencement Speakers

Missouri Director of Agriculture, Chris Chinn and Dr. Davin Turner, Chief Medical Officer and President of Mosaic Life Care Medical Center in St. Joseph will give the commencement addresses at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri on May 8, 2021. Director Chinn will speak at the 9:00 a.m. morning ceremony and Dr. Turner will […]

Governors Ag Conference

49th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture announced

The Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture is coming back to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo., this fall for its 49th celebration of agriculture.  The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the conference dates have been set for Nov. 18-19, 2021. “As Governor and a farmer, I’m excited to see this conference back on the calendar,” […]

Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Photos: Thirty Missouri FFA and 4-H sophomores selected to attend 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced 30 high school sophomores were selected to participate in the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Students selected will spend several days in June in the Mid-Missouri region exploring careers in agriculture, building leadership skills, and learning more about farming, ranching, and food production. “Giving back to agriculture is important and […]

National Agriculture Day

Governor Parson proclaims March 21 – 27 to be National Agriculture Week in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed March 21-27, 2021, to be National Agriculture Week in Missouri. As today also marks National Agriculture Day across the nation, Governor Parson joins the Missouri Department of Agriculture in celebrating the state’s top position nationally in agriculture production.  “Missouri is ranked among the top tier of states in agriculture production, […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture launches Missouri Agriculture Awards for 2021

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting nominations for the Missouri Agriculture Awards. The Missouri Agriculture Awards will honor five individuals that strive to innovate their farm or ranch, give back to their communities, or stand as a great example for future generations. Award categories include Missouri Farm Innovation, Missouri Agriculture Education Leader, Missouri […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture announces grants for Missouri specialty crop producers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for anticipated funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Interested individuals, community organizations, and research institutions working to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Missouri should submit their application by March 8, 2021. “Specialty Crop Grants are one of the many financial assistance options […]

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Director of Agriculture announces funding for local 4-H, FFA youth service projects

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 14 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Building Our American Communities grant program. Six local chapters of the National FFA Organization and eight Missouri 4-H clubs statewide have been awarded funds for their community service projects this year. “It’s […]

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Audio: Missouri Director of Agriculture says supporting small processors a priority in 2021

Missouri’s Director of Agriculture says funding for small meat processors will continue to be a priority in 2021. Chris Chinn tells Brownfield roughly $20 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for the state went towards improving existing small and medium processors and building new ones. “We could also see, approximately, maybe […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Agribusiness Academy

Applications now available for 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is offering 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. MAbA is a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related degrees and careers. “With this class, the […]

2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from […]

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Area students chosen to participate in Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Thirty high school sophomores have been selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Area students selected include Clara Leamer of Chillicothe, Katherine Rogers of Bethany, Colton Roy of Gilman City, and Rebecca Urich of Laredo. They will spend time throughout the year exploring various segments of Missouri agriculture. Director of […]

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Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

A captivating photo featuring the picturesque landscape of rural Missouri is the Best in Show for the 2019 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Wanda Moore of Cabool, Mo., was chosen from more than 1,200 photos submitted by amateur photographers from across Missouri. “The […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Agribusiness Academy

Area students selected to participate in Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Academy

Several area high school sophomores were recently selected as part of a group of 30 to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Students selected for the 2019 class include Ada Fox of Galt, Seth Hansen of Chillicothe, and Rylee Johnson of Laredo. The selected students will convene at the Missouri Department […]