Fountain Grove Flooding

Flood-assistance public meetings scheduled on Thursday, Friday in Atchison and Holt counties

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government. During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD), […]

Rylee Johnson and Chris Chinn

County R-V FFA member Rylee Johnson to attend Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Gundy County R-V FFA member Rylee Johnson receives a Missouri Agribusiness Academy certificate during the 91st Missouri FFA Convention, April 25-26, in Columbia, Missouri. Johnson is pictured with Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn. Johnson will attend the academy, which is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, this summer.  The academy is a […]

Ada Fox and Chris Chinn

Ada Fox selected to participate in agribusiness academy

Grundy County FFA member Ada Fox receives a Missouri Agribusiness Academy certificate during the 91st Missouri FFA Convention, April 25-26, in Columbia, Missouri. Fox is pictured with Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn. Fox will attend the academy, which is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, this summer. The academy is a  youth […]

Honorary FFA Degree

Honorary State FFA Degrees bestowed on area residents

At the state convention. the Missouri FFA Association has presented HONORARY state degrees to several education agriculture leaders and officials. Among the recipients from northern Missouri are Carmen Buller of Kirksville, Brooke Swindler of Norborne, Connor Dignan of Mound City, Tom Zweifel of Maryville; Jason Dimmitt and Ashley McCarty – both of Kirksville. Carmen Buller […]

Flood of 2019

USDA hosting public meetings about assistance available for flood damages

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government. During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development […]

Missouri State Fair 2019

Area students among those awarded Youth in Agriculture Scholarships

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe has announced that 42 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. These students are seeking higher education at a Missouri university/college and will be recognized Friday, April 26, during the annual State […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Agribusiness Academy

Area students selected to participate in Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Academy

Several area high school sophomores were recently selected as part of a group of 30 to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Students selected for the 2019 class include Ada Fox of Galt, Seth Hansen of Chillicothe, and Rylee Johnson of Laredo. The selected students will convene at the Missouri Department […]

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 […]

FFA and 4-H logos

Area 4-H and FFA chapters awarded grants by Missouri Department of Agriculture

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn has announced that 11 Missouri FFA chapters and eight 4-H clubs were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Building Our American Communities grant program. The youth groups were awarded the funds for community service projects this year. The FFA chapters awarded grants include Milan and Bevier with 4-H […]

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 […]

Fruits and Vegetables

Food workshop designed for producers and farmer’s market vendors to be held in Macon

Local food producers and farmer’s market vendors are invited to a one-day workshop Thursday, March 14th from 9:30 to 4 o’clock at Macon. The workshop is at the Macon County Extension Center located on Highway 63 at 404 N Missouri in Macon. Selling food directly to consumers provides growers income, a chance to tell their […]

Missouri State Fair Scholarships 2019

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship applications due February 1

The Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship application for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2019 is due this week. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2019. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and five additional copies. These scholarships are possible thanks to […]