Jayme Caughron

Director of the Grand River Technical School to receive National School Administrator Award

Director of the Grand River Technical School of Chillicothe Jayme Caughron has been selected to receive the National School Administrator Award sponsored by the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. Caughron will receive the award during the National Leadership Conference this summer and was one of two administrators who received the State Administrator of […]

Farm in Winter

Free farm labor guide helps farmers hire and keep the right workers

Like farm machinery and methods, hiring farmworkers has changed in recent years, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin. MU Extension’s Missouri Farm Labor Guide can help. The guide, available for free download at extension.missouri.edu/p/M199, lets farmers know the right practices to identify, hire and retain the right workers. It explains ways to […]

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Audio: Officials now clear why Missouri’s budget is $100 million in the hole

(Missourinet) – Missouri lawmakers and administrators are trying to figure out what has caused a $100 million budget shortfall in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Democratic State Representative Deb Lavender of Kirkwood is a member of the House Budget Committee. She notes there’s a level of uncertainty over how the federal tax […]

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support award for Rissler

Rissler Elementary School of Trenton recognized for implementation of program Initiative

Rissler Elementary School of Trenton received recognition for its exemplary implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Tuesday. Rissler and 148 other Missouri public and charter schools were recognized during the 13th Annual Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Summer Institute opening ceremonies. Educators at the conference through Thursday are expected to celebrate the exemplary schools, network […]

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Three prosecutors added to Western District of Missouri to focus on violent crime

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tim Garrison announced that the Department of Justice is taking a dramatic step to increase resources to combat violent crime and drug trafficking. In the largest increase in decades, the Department of Justice is allocating 311 new Assistant United States Attorneys […]

Hogs

Hog farmers defy supply and demand; price outlook stays above expectation

This year, hog farmers dodged lower prices when they expanded sow herds and grew the second-largest pork supply since 2008. Prices stayed above expectation, says University of Missouri Extension economists. Growing exports and consumers’ love for bacon helped demand for growing supply. However, the economists caution, “At this rate, supply can outstrip demand.” Good times […]