State of Emergency

Governor Parson declares “State of Emergency” in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snowmelt and excessive rainfall. Governor Parson also activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions. […]

Cows grazing in pasture

Use sound grazing practices to reduce overgrazing and weeds

Weed problems may explode this year thanks to the drought of 2018 and residual problems associated with overgrazing in parched pastures, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Valerie Tate. Last year’s extreme weather conditions created a forage shortage. As a result, many pastures were overgrazed.  When pastures are overgrazed, there is little green leaf material […]

Grundy County Extension Council

Grundy County Extension Council elects officers

The Grundy County Extension Council discussed the new council election at a special meeting Monday. The council appointed Carol Hein, Josh Marshall, Mindy Schneiderheinze, Loretta Ray, and Kelli Wilson to fill one-year terms. An election of new officers was also held. Officers elected included Sarah Lowrey as chairperson; Carol Hein, vice chair; Mike Witten, treasurer; […]

Pothole

Audio: MoDOT’s crews staying busy filling potholes

Fluctuating temperatures are causing frequent thawing and freezing conditions which are taking a toll on the area streets and highways. Numerous potholes have been occurring causing issues for motorists who can not avoid them. Austin Hibler is the area engineer for Missouri Department of Transportation and notes the temporary filling in of the potholes are […]