Farm Scene

University of Missouri Extension to offer “Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future” seminar

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a program to help farm families, individuals, and businesses with succession, estate, and retirement planning. Extension specialists with educational experience and technical backgrounds, a Missouri probate judge, and a certified financial planner will teach “Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future” at multiple locations. Those include the Harrison County […]

Sex Trafficking

FBI’s “Operation Independence Day” identifies over 100 child victims and 67 sex traffickers

This week the Department of Justice announced the nationwide recovery or identification of 103 child victims and the arrest of 67 sex traffickers through the FBI-led Operation Independence Day. This initiative was a month-long coordinated law enforcement effort, focused on the recovery of child sex trafficking victims and providing them with the assistance they needed. […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces results of “Hazardous Moving Operation” in north Missouri

Troop H of the Highway Patrol has announced the results of a “Hazardous Moving Operation” conducted in Caldwell, Livingston, DeKalb, and Buchanan counties. Five officers patrolled the counties during the operation, which was held Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 o’clock, with the goal of detecting traffic violations that contribute to traffic crashes. The operation […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield announces completion of renewable natural gas project

Smithfield Foods, Incorporated announces construction has been completed on a low-pressure natural gas transmission line connecting a Smithfield hog farm with the city of Milan’s natural gas pipeline. Renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at the hog farm will be directly injected into the transmission line flowing into Milan’s natural gas distribution system prior to delivery. […]

Platte County Livestock Boosters Receive Grant

Platte County Livestock Boosters receive grant

The FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation recently granted $12,000 to the Platte County Livestock Boosters to assist with wash rack renovations at the fairgrounds. The boosters project of overhauling and replacing the washing facilities at the Platte County Fairgrounds will include four gated bays for small animals and an extension with cover to […]

Missouri Star Quilt Company Apprentice Photo

Video: Missouri Star Quilt Company and North Central Missouri College partner to deliver apprenticeship programs

Missouri Star Quilt Company, Inc. of Hamilton, Missouri, recently partnered with North Central Missouri College to create three apprentice training programs to enhance the skills of their workforce. As a result, 21 people completed a registered apprenticeship program through the US Department of Labor while 20 apprentices earned a college certificate.     In June […]

Missouri Main Street Connection

Outstanding Community Education Campaign award presented to Main Street Chillicothe

Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. (MMSC) presented downtown revitalization awards on July 25, 2019, recognizing revitalization excellence during the annual Missouri Main Street Conference in St. Louis. The event was hosted at The Westin St. Louis. Missouri Main Street Connection is a non-profit designed to help communities preserve their historic commercial districts through economic revitalization. […]