Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

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Smithfield to hold job fair to fill positions at several locations

Smithfield Hog Production is looking to fill several positions at various locations during a job fair in Trenton next week. The Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Job Fair will be at the Ketcham Community Center on the evening of November 14th from 4 to 7 o’clock. Human Resource Business Partner with Smithfield Hog Production Tiffany Berndt […]

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Two northern Missouri students are national winners of agriculture proficiency awards at FFA Convention

Northern Missouri has two first-place national winners of agriculture proficiency awards at the annual FFA Convention. They are Kylynn Mallen of Cameron and Amelia Liebhart of the Bucklin Chapter. Two other national finalists represented northern Missouri. Teresa Yoder of Trenton and Addison Burns of Gallatin were in the top four of their respective ag proficiency […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture releases proposed rules for industrial hemp program

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is working to establish regulations and procedures in advance of the 2020 industrial hemp growing season. As part of the rulemaking process, the Department is asking for public comment on the proposed industrial hemp rules, and citizens may submit their comments beginning today. The proposed rules are currently available for […]

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Chillicothe woman charged in child abuse case where baby was shaken

A Chillicothe woman appeared in court on Monday for arraignment and a bond hearing regarding felony charges of abuse or neglect of a child causing alleged emotional or physical injury, no sexual contact.  Beatrice Josephine Anderson was accused in an October 21st incident that authorities say involved a three-month-old girl. She allegedly confessed to shaking […]

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Audio: Garland “Joey” Nelson charged with two counts of murder in missing Diemel brothers case

A Braymer cattle farmer was charged on Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two missing brothers from Wisconsin. Police found human remains on 25-year-old Garland “Joey” Nelson’s farm. According to the probable cause statement, the Diemels traveled to Caldwell county to get payment of $250,000  from Joey Nelson for the […]

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 […]

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Missouri Industrial Hemp Program posts proposed regulations

The Missouri Department of Agriculture posted proposed rules for the Missouri Industrial Hemp Program three weeks early. The rules, as required by provisions in Senate Bill 133, will amend existing regulations and transition the legal growth of industrial hemp in Missouri from a pilot research program to a commercially regulated program. The Department posted the […]