Gary Riedel

Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association when the national soybean checkoff went into effect. This year, […]

Farm Field

Funding available to farmers interested in installing edge-of-field monitoring stations

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $2 million available to interested farmers to help install voluntary edge-of-field monitoring stations on agricultural land in five states, including Missouri.  “Edge-of-field water quality monitoring provides quantifiable data that supports voluntary-based conservation efforts aimed at reducing the movement of sediment and nutrients off Missouri farms,” State Conservationist […]

Mitch Holder graduates Leadership Academy

North Central Missouri College Dean graduates from Leadership Academy

Mitch Holder, Dean of Instruction at North Central Missouri College recently participated and graduated from the Missouri Community College Association Leadership Academy. During his involvement in the academy, Mitch attended sessions on leadership aspects, heard from community college leaders and former college presidents, participated in a book study, and collaborated in groups to provide presentations. […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson calls for damage assessments in preparation for federal disaster declaration request

Governor Mike Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in seven Missouri counties in response to devastating Missouri River flooding that began in March. The joint teams will survey damage in preparation for a request from the Governor for federal disaster assistance. “Although the floodwaters have not fully […]

No More Trash

Annual Missouri “No MOre Trash Bash” starts April 15

Missouri’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash will be held April 15 through May 15. The Trash Bash is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri Department of Transportation as part of an ongoing No MOre Trash! statewide anti-litter campaign. “Litter is unattractive, costly and harms the environment,” said Stacy Armstrong, MoDOT’s No MOre […]

Pfc. Stoney Tyler, of Rolla, who serves with 335th Engineer Platoon (Area Clearance), competes for the 35th Engineer Brigade at the Missouri National Guard's Best Warrior contest at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Missouri, the first week of April 2013. The training and competition determines the state Guard's soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year.

Two soldiers claim Missouri Guard Best Warrior honors

Following five days of intense physical and mental challenges, two citizen-soldiers came out on top at the Missouri Army National Guard’s Best Warrior contest at Camp Crowder in Neosho. Pfc. Stoney Tyler, representing the 35th Engineer Brigade in Fort Leonard Wood, earned the winner’s slot in the soldier category. Staff Sgt. Derick Moudy, battling for […]

Soybean strip trial

MU seeks more farmers for 2019 strip trials

The Missouri Strip Trial Program continues to seek farmers for the upcoming growing season, says University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory. MU Extension works with farmers to use their equipment to compare treatments on their fields using aerial imagery and GPS-referenced yield monitor data. The MU team works with the farmers so […]