Mo Department of Agriculture MORE program

Missouri Department of Agriculture launches strategic initiatives for agriculture, rural communities

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s MORE strategic vision has always lived and breathed agriculture and rural Missouri. Today, the Department announced 16 individual initiatives that will take the MORE vision and put it into action. The Department will be targeting workforce development, youth in agriculture, food insecurity, agriculture business, broadband availability, emergency response, the Missouri […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County farmer wins opportunity to make donation to Grundy R-5

Grundy County farmer Johnnie Urich won the opportunity to donate $2,500 to the Grundy County R-5 baseball team. The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, made the donation possible. The baseball team will use the funds to purchase equipment. Baseball coach Ethan Bunnell says the donation will be beneficial in getting […]

Importance of ‘flag the technology’ grows for farmers

“Flag the Technology” helps farmers and pesticide applicators reduce errors and limit off-target herbicide drift, says University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service developed the program in 2011. Growers in Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana are adopting the technology to bring awareness to herbicide drift. Farmers or applicators […]

Trenton High School

THS student ranks #1 at state FFA convention; accolades and honors many for north Missouri attendees

Trenton High School student Katerina Black was the number one ranked  individual in the state during meat judging competition at the Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia. Her team from Trenton high school finished in second place, just 30 points behind the top ranked meats judging team from Tipton. Other members of the 2nd place meats team […]

Soil Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematodes to Prevent Potential Yield Losses

Soil Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematodes to Prevent Potential Yield Losses

Soybean planting is just weeks away, and it is important to test your fields for (SCN) now before planting. SCN is a major concern to growers throughout the state. These plant-parasitic round worms invade the plant roots and suck nutrients from the plants, decreasing their ability to produce adequate yields. The challenge with preventing SCN […]