Blue Coffee Productions

Blue Coffee Productions, owned by former Trenton resident, shoots promotional video for NCMC

A Kansas City production company owned by a former Trenton resident has been nominated for three awards at the Mid-America Emmys. Blue Coffee Pictures is nominated for Editor-Short Film (Promo, PSA, Commercial), Commercial Campaign, and Branded Content Program. Owner Michael Ransdell says a film for Visit Kansas City received two of the nominations, and the […]

Farm Tractor land

Small grain crops seeded this fall replace dry pastures for cow herds

Seeding winter annual small grain offers fall grazing for beef cow herds short on grass and hay. “Lots of calls are coming in,” said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. He offers encouraging words and cautions.  Interest grew as some local USDA Farm Service Agency offices offer added drought disaster assistance. Drilling wheat, […]

Beef Heifers

Drought continues as beef farmers plan on fall rains to make winter pasture

Stunted, stemmy pastures unable to support grazing cattle have potential and farmers are dependin on fall rains to bring fall regrowth, says University of Missouri Extension forage agronomist Craig Roberts. Cool-season grass growth always slumps in summer. Fescue goes dormant. This year, the slump dives deep with lack of rain and too much heat. In […]

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 […]

Former Trenton man, Michael Ransdell wins Emmy for video feature

Former Trenton resident Michael Ransdell of Kansas City has won a regional Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mid-America chapter. Ransdell’s production company, Blue Coffee Pictures, partnered with another small production company at Kansas city called “Anecdotally Yours” to produce a video for the American Heart Association: The winning entry […]