Joshlin and Addie Yoder win Leopold Conservation Award

Joshlin and Addie Yoder receive Missouri Leopold Conservation Award

Joshlin and Addie Yoder of Leonard, Missouri, located in Shelby County have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award®. The award, named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes farmers, ranchers, and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat management on private land. In Missouri, the $10,000 award […]

Lets Fight Hunger Together

American Family Insurance agents with participation of FFA combat hunger

American Family Insurance Agent Cara McClellan of Trenton joined other American Family agents of Missouri in participating in a donation drive and food packaging event with the Future Farmers of America to combat food insecurity. Donations and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation one-to-one matching gift program for charitable organizations helped provide more than 128,000 […]

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 […]

Field Elementary students in Chillicothe learn about agriculture

Third graders from Field Elementary received an opportunity for hands-on learning about agriculture. Students at the Litton Agriculture Campus taught the lessons and conducted the lab activities through the Litton Crusaders program. There were 6 sessions with 5 lab activities. The student instructors were Clayton Campbell, Sheridan Guilford, Kristina Hamilton, and Kaylee Peel. Agriculture Education […]

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Chariton County, Missouri becomes agri-ready designated

With interest in supporting and growing the agricultural assets of the county, Chariton County has applied for and received Agri-Ready County Designation by Missouri Farmers Care (MFC). This designation recognizes counties actively supporting Missouri agriculture and working to protect the agriculture industry at its roots.  “Family farms and agribusinesses form a firm foundation upon which […]