Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson to travel to California to promote Missouri

Governor Mike Parson will travel to California to meet with Bay Area technology executives and promote Missouri as an ideal location for business.  Aligning with the administration’s focus on workforce development, the primary goal of the California Outreach Mission is to meet with company officials who have expressed an interest in investing or expanding in […]

FFA Website

National FFA organization announces record student membership of more than 700,000

The National FFA Organization today announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow as membership continues to increase. This year, the organization has more than 100,000 Latino members, […]

Bo Young explaining Climate FieldView technology

Partnership puts University of Missouri at forefront of Precision Agriculture Technology

Working toward earning his Precision Agriculture Technology Certificate from the University of Missouri, Bo Young understands the importance of implementing precision practices on the farm. Young, who is also a climate activation specialist with The Climate Corporation, works with farmers and producers, helping them incorporate Climate FieldView technology in their operation. Young and The Climate […]

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Audio: Missouri Senate Fiscal Oversight Chairman focusing on seniors and children

A term-limited Missouri state senator who chairs the powerful Fiscal Oversight Committee says he will focus on helping seniors and children, in his final year in the Senate. Rogersville Republican Mike Cunningham spoke to Missourinet in Sedalia.     Cunningham, a livestock farmer in the Ozarks, is also focusing on farm issues. He notes Missouri’s […]

Corn in the field

Grain crop review for August 2019

Volatility seems to be the theme for the last several months. Weather forecasts, overseas trade relations, and harvest predictions have been large contributors for the past month. There has been plenty of moisture this year throughout the Corn Belt. However, the excessive moisture paired with the cooling temperatures have raised some concern over potential yields. […]

Safe Room for Tornado Safety

Missouri schools build “Safe Rooms” for shelter from tornadoes

The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when a deadly tornado killed 161, to shelter students and community residents when the next tornado strikes. The safe rooms, constructed to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency specifications, provide near-absolute protection against injury or death in extreme weather events. Made of reinforced concrete and […]

Kacie Persell attends 4-h shooting sports ambassador training

Area student attends National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Training

An area youth attended the National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Training at Texas A&M in Kingsville, Texas. Kaci Persell was one of 30 participants from 15 states who learned about public speaking, leadership skills, and etiquette. The participants met with industry representatives and toured King Ranch. A maximum of two from each state were selected […]

Fast Track Website

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant application now open to students

The Missouri Department of Higher Education officially launched the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant Program for the 2019-20 academic year. The grant application became available on August 7, less than a month after Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law. The program becomes effective Aug. 28.   Fast Track is a new financial […]

Marijuana

Cannabis cultivation and production facility looking at Trenton

The North Central Missouri Development Alliance and the City of Trenton have announced work with a prospective manufacturing business to locate in the community. A news release says the business “would be a safe and secure cultivation and production facility that would produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis.” The business is projected to start by creating 30 full-time […]

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Agriculture tech giant Bunge to relocate global headquarters to St. Louis region

Agriculture giant Bunge announced the relocation of its global headquarters from White Plains, New York, to the St. Louis metropolitan area, increasing the company’s presence in the state. Bunge currently employs 525 workers at its office in Chesterfield. An additional 25 employees work at Bunge’s Creative Solutions Center in St. Charles, which includes pilot plants […]