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USDA announces funding available to assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announces the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, an effort to distribute resources more broadly and to put greater […]

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University of Missouri online crop conference set for December 1st and 2nd

Farmers and crop specialists can hear updates from some of the nation’s leading agricultural researchers Dec. 1-2 at the 2020 University of Missouri Crop Management Conference. Due to Missouri COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s conference is offered live online, said MU Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley. Technology discussions lead the conference. Bradley tells about MU research […]

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Missouri Attorney General launches new initiative to combat human trafficking in illicit massage businesses

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced earlier today a new, first of its kind initiative to combat instances of human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses across the state. The Hope Initiative targets illicit massage businesses that may be engaging in human trafficking and advertising on illicit websites while posing as a legitimate business. The initiative’s […]

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Grant received by Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri will benefit Maximize NWMO Initiative

Community leaders in the 18 counties of northwest Missouri will benefit from the funding recently awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture to The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri for the regional vitality initiative known as Maximize NWMO. The $46,675 grant for technical assistance will help build awareness of public participation opportunities in community […]

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Cindy Gilman, Chief Nursing Officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, selected as national mentor

Stratis Health announced eight critical access hospital (CAH) staff who will serve as national Virtual Quality Improvement Mentors through a new initiative that aims to broadly transfer knowledge from leading CAH quality improvement staff to others across the country. The initiative is organized through Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA), a program of Stratis Health […]

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North Central Missouri College selected to participate in college-level “mathematics pathways” initiative

Students at North Central Missouri College along with eight other universities and community colleges in Missouri will soon receive expanded options for mathematics courses that are more aligned to their intended majors. A new initiative, led by the Missouri Department of Higher Education in collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture launches strategic initiatives for agriculture, rural communities

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s MORE strategic vision has always lived and breathed agriculture and rural Missouri. Today, the Department announced 16 individual initiatives that will take the MORE vision and put it into action. The Department will be targeting workforce development, youth in agriculture, food insecurity, agriculture business, broadband availability, emergency response, the Missouri […]

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New initiative to increase help for small businesses and farmers in Missouri

A new initiative in Missouri is offering small businesses and agricultural operations better opportunities to expand.  Thursday State Treasurer Eric Schmitt joined business and finance leaders in downtown St. Louis to launch the Missouri FIRST program.      Missouri FIRST which stands for Financing Investment in our Rural, Small Business and Technology communities, revamps the […]

Chillicothe Fire Department recognized as”Fire Department of the Year” by Missouri Fire Fighters Association

The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri has named The Chillicothe Fire Department as “Department Of The Year” for 2016. The FFAM serves 7, 533 members and 367 fire departments. The award was presented to the department at the FFAM 62 annual convention held at Tan Tara resort. The Chillicothe Fire Department is a progressive Department with […]