FFA

Area FFA teams do well in judging event at Savannah

Princeton had three FFA judging teams win first place and another took second in various categories during career development events Monday in Savannah. Princeton won first place in horses, livestock, and dairy cattle; second in meats judging, and other teams finished fourth both in poultry and the FFA knowledge event.  Among other first place FFA teams […]

FFA

Area schools compete in FFA judging event in Lathrop

In career development event results from the Lathrop judging day on Monday, March 11, 2019, the Princeton FFA had two teams win first place while teams from Trenton, Grundy R-5, Gallatin, Hamilton, South Harrison, and Putnam County each had one first-place finish. Princeton took top honors at Lathrop in horse evaluations. Individually, Payton Goodin was […]

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 […]

Digital Photography Photo

Missouri Department of Agriculture opens entries for annual “Focus on Missouri Agriculture” photo contest

The Missouri Department of Agriculture today launched the 10th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest, asking Missourians to share the unique stories and images of agriculture through photographs. The contest, which runs through June 14, is an opportunity for amateur photographers across the state to submit their best images of Missouri agriculture. That image […]

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 […]

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 […]