Coronavirus in Prisons

Audio: More cases of COVID-19 reported in a Missouri Prison

Thirty-eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified at Farmington Correctional Center in Farmington, Mo.      The facility in eastern Missouri is still receiving test results, with sentinel testing beginning next week. A total of 42 cases have been connected to the prison. The prison will remain closed to visitors. The Department of Corrections […]

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Trenton FFA officers announced for 2020-2021 school year

Next year’s officers have been announced for the Trenton FFA Chapter. Leading the youth organization will be President Kidridge Griffin; vice presidents Jaycie Griffin and Olivia Roberts; Secretary Colton Roy, and the treasurer is Kaci Persell. Other FFA officers will be Reporters Gracyn Rongey and Rebecca Urich, Sentinel Randy Bowden, and Chaplain Allison Yoder. Star […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Agribusiness Academy

Area students chosen to participate in Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Thirty high school sophomores have been selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Area students selected include Clara Leamer of Chillicothe, Katherine Rogers of Bethany, Colton Roy of Gilman City, and Rebecca Urich of Laredo. They will spend time throughout the year exploring various segments of Missouri agriculture. Director of […]

Together We Can

MU Extension releases Mental Health Toolkit

The University of Missouri Extension and partners recently released a Together We Can toolkit to help rural Missourians access mental health resources. “This presents the resources to help open up conversations about mental health,” says MU Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. “Making it comfortable to talk about mental health is the first step […]

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Ronnie Russell of Richmond to lead Missouri Soybean Association

Ray County soybean farmer Ronnie Russell was elected as the new president of the Missouri Soybean Association during the annual meeting in Jefferson City. Following his installation at the Commodity Classic conference, Russell leads Missouri’s statewide advocacy organization for soybean growers. Ronnie Russell “I look forward to bringing farmers together to strengthen the Missouri soybean […]

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Mercer County Extension to host Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Mercer County Extension will host Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 6:00 pm at the Mercer County Fair Building. Training will be led by Andy Luke, Extension Specialist in Agronomy. All growers are welcome to attend this meeting regardless of needing recertification. Those growers whose license has expired or will expire […]

Computers on the Farm

Presentation on ways computers can assist farm operations to be held at conference in Osage Beach

The list of topics at the Computers on the Farm conference continues to grow as more farm users enroll. The annual get-together at the Lake of the Ozarks aims to help all users interested in on-farm applications, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Kent Shannon. Registration is still open for the January 17 and 18th […]

Cattle in ring at sale

First Show-Me-Select fall sale better than farmers thought with $1,672 average

Show-Me-Select replacement heifers sold for $1,672 average on 190 head. The sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards was the first of six sales across Missouri this fall. This year’s price topped a $1,586 average from one year ago, says Eldon Cole. The University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, Mount Vernon, manages the sale. The heifers come […]