Natural Resources Conservation Service

Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service sets April 15 application deadline to apply for easements

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has set an April 15 deadline to apply for wetland and agricultural land easements in Missouri. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect valuable lands through easements. The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program focuses on restoring and protecting wetlands as […]

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 […]

Gregoor Moesker

Gregoor Moesker is NCMC Outstanding Student

Gregoor Moesker from Curacao has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student. Gregoor is an international student obtaining his associate degree in business or sports management. Gregoor later plans to transfer and complete his bachelor’s degree. Gregoor is an athlete on the NCMC Baseball team, and he is also a part of the […]

Farm in Winter

Free farm labor guide helps farmers hire and keep the right workers

Like farm machinery and methods, hiring farmworkers has changed in recent years, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin. MU Extension’s Missouri Farm Labor Guide can help. The guide, available for free download at extension.missouri.edu/p/M199, lets farmers know the right practices to identify, hire and retain the right workers. It explains ways to […]

Polar Plunge

Sunnyview Foundation to hold Polar Bear Plunge

The Sunnyview Foundation will hold its first ever Polar Bear Plunge Saturday, February 16, to raise funds for Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments of Trenton. The event will be at the swimming beach at Upper Lake Trenton that afternoon at 2 o’clock. Participants must submit a minimum entry fee of $15.00 with a $25.00 fee […]