Flood of 2019

USDA hosting public meetings about assistance available for flood damages

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government. During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development […]

Gary Riedel

Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association when the national soybean checkoff went into effect. This year, […]

Extradited

Washington man extradited to Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Rockport, Washington man facing non-support charges in Grundy County has been returned to Grundy County. Forty-two-year-old Benjamin Milazzo was arrested in Snohomish County, Washington, a waiver was signed, and he was returned to Grundy County Tuesday. Milazzo has been charged with four counts of misdemeanor non-support and one […]

Crowder State Park

7-mile hike to be hosted at Crowder State Park

The Spring South Thompson Hike at Crowder State Park starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27 will be a 7-mile rugged hike through one of the prettiest sections of trails at the park. Meet park staff at the campground amphitheater for a guided hike on South Thompson Trail. Participants are encouraged to bring water and […]

Farm Field

Funding available to farmers interested in installing edge-of-field monitoring stations

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $2 million available to interested farmers to help install voluntary edge-of-field monitoring stations on agricultural land in five states, including Missouri.  “Edge-of-field water quality monitoring provides quantifiable data that supports voluntary-based conservation efforts aimed at reducing the movement of sediment and nutrients off Missouri farms,” State Conservationist […]

Mitch Holder graduates Leadership Academy

North Central Missouri College Dean graduates from Leadership Academy

Mitch Holder, Dean of Instruction at North Central Missouri College recently participated and graduated from the Missouri Community College Association Leadership Academy. During his involvement in the academy, Mitch attended sessions on leadership aspects, heard from community college leaders and former college presidents, participated in a book study, and collaborated in groups to provide presentations. […]