Heartland Foundation (Think Ahead Works)

“Think Ahead Works” adding commercial kitchen to facility in King City

“Think Ahead Works” in King City is adding a co-working commercial kitchen to support local food producers in expanding their business markets. The kitchen at 107 West Vermont Street will be available to potential business owners, bakers, and farmers to give support and equipment to grow their businesses. Think Ahead Works is a satellite facility […]

Cattle at Sale

Prices of bred heifers rise $100 at second Show-Me-Select sale

Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers averaged $1,891 at Fruitland on May 3rd during the second of four spring sales.  This price topped last year by $100, said Erin Larimore, sale coordinator and University of Missouri Extension regional specialist, Jackson. The 117 heifers came from 16 herd owners in the MU program that improves beef herd replacements.  The […]

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Cost-share funding available to assist produce growers in paying for Good Agricultural Practices certification

Cost-share funding is available to help produce growers pay for USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. “These funds are available for Missouri farmers who are applying for USDA GAP certification for the first time or for farms who are reapplying for USDA GAP certification,” said Londa Nwadike, state food safety specialist for the University of […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Show-Me-Select spring heifer sales set at four auction barns across Missouri

Spring sales of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers are set in four auction barns across the state in April, May, and June. Spring sales offer bred replacement heifers for fall-calving herds, says Dave Patterson, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist.  All heifers sold meet strict standards taught in MU Extension’s Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. Only owners enrolled […]

FFDD Cooking Class

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled attend cooking class

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County held their monthly cooking class at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Trenton.  The March cooking class was made up of 16 students and FFDD volunteers.  The students learned to make homemade fruit muffins and easy, quick homemade ice cream.   Dorothy Taul and Diana Hoppe, volunteers […]

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Researchers use UAVs to track insect dispersal patterns

In a paper to be released soon, researchers tell how they used drones to track migration patterns of pests. “This research will help us quickly determine habitat preference and dispersal patterns for newly detected invasive insect species,” says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice. That information can help farmers decide how to […]

Master Gardener

Master Gardener classes to be offered in area locations

The University of Missouri Extension will begin a series of Master Gardener classes in three Northwest Missouri locations in late March and early April. Extension Horticulture Specialist Tim Baker of Gallatin encourages individuals interested in gardening and who have a desire to serve their community through gardening to attend the sessions Tuesday and Thursday evenings […]