Flooded Farm Grain Bins

Audio: Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves focusing on flooding and levees

A congressman who represents north Missouri on Capitol Hill warns that northwest Missouri is still suffering from flooding and that there’s a lot of damage to infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Sam Graves traveled from his Atchison County farm to Jefferson City this week to file for re-election to his 11th term. Graves is the longest-serving Republican […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

Local, state, and federal agencies partner to host public meetings to help farmers get flood ready for 2020

Over 1.4 million acres of Missouri farmland went unplanted in 2019 due to flooding and excessive rain, according to the Missouri Department of Agriculture.   Nearly a year later, farmers across the state are still struggling to rebuild their operations. Many roads and bridges still are in need of reconstruction, and crop insurance may be […]

Flood of 2019

Task force gets some positive news on Missouri spring flooding potential

The National Weather Service says Missouri faces above-average flood risk this spring because the soil is still saturated from last spring’s flooding. About 1.2 million acres of Missouri farmland was damaged by flooding in 2019. But, Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says the Governor’s Flood Advisory Task Force has received a glimmer of good news […]

Chillicothe FFA Students take part in Fall Speaking Contest

Chillicothe FFA students participate in Fall Speaking Contest

Chillicothe FFA students recently participated in the Area II Fall Speaking Contest in Gallatin. Rachel Holt competed in the Missouri Farm Bureau Contest, Madelyn Wilford competed in the Missouri Pork Producers Contest, Abbey Hayen competed in the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives, Seth Hansen competed in the Missouri Teach Ag, Josh Eckert competed in the Missouri […]

PAS group fall 2019

NCMC agriculture students participate in state conference

Five agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization State Conference November 10-12 in Linn, Missouri. Approximately 100 students, advisors, and guests from seven Missouri community colleges and universities participated in the conference. The NCMC group had the opportunity to travel to the old Missouri State Penitentiary in […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]

Ronald McDonald House

Grundy County Farm Bureau members hear presentation on Ronald McDonald Houses

Members of the Grundy County Farm Bureau Thursday evening heard about the Ronald McDonald houses in Kansas City. Community Relations Manager Alan Lubert was the speaker for the annual meeting. Lubert stated there are four Ronald McDonald Houses in Kansas City which collectively, have a total of 87 bedrooms. Lubert reported 7,685 families were served […]

Audio: Judge temporarily blocks Missouri’s CAFO law from taking effect

A judge has temporarily blocked implementation of Missouri’s Senate Bill 391 that was to take effect in a week. It prohibits counties from passing ordinances stricter than state laws governing concentrated animal feeding operations – CAFOs. Two county boards (Cooper and Cedar), two property owners and the nonprofit Friends of Responsible Agriculture requested the stay […]

Harrison County Extension Group Photo With Sign

MU Extension in Harrison County celebrates 100 years of service

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Harrison County Extension Council members celebrated 100 years of extension service in Harrison County. The day included an opportunity for the public to get a closer look at programming available through MU Extension, as well as help raise funds to support future extension programming. A 5K Fun Run started off […]