Cover Crop

Cover crop workshop to be held February 19th

Producers thinking about or already planting cover crops are encouraged to attend a workshop near Bethany. The cover crop workshop will be held at the American Legion Hall on Highway 13 south of Bethany February 19th starting at 9 o’clock in the morning. Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist Scott McClure says speakers with first-hand […]

Dicamba

Missouri Department of Agriculture issues statement on Dicamba products for the 2019 growing season

the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced it will not pursue Special Local Needs (24c) labels for the use of Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax for the 2019 growing season. This announcement follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to extend the registration of these three Dicamba products for another two years with additional safeguards. The Missouri […]

Pheasants and Quail Forever

Pheasants and Quail Forever encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Park Board hears report on Trenton Aquatic Center

The Trenton Park Board heard reports on the Trenton Family Aquatic Center and several updates at a meeting Wednesday evening. Aquatic Center Manager Alexis Whitney said the pool had a “successful Summer”, which she attributed to high temperatures. She reported about $73,000 was generated from the front desk and concession stand, which was up around […]

1st place team - Back L to R - Jaden Weidner, Brock Gott, Clayton Walker, Lance Martin, Mack Anderson Front L to R - Catey Trout, Devin Dowell, Kaylee Lewis

Chillicothe FFA holds Mud Volleyball Tournament

The Chillicothe FFA Chapter held its fifth annual Mud Volleyball Tournament. The tournament consisted of 26 teams with a double elimination event. There were 320 members and spectators present at the tournament with pork burgers and chips were provided for all. The team members consisted of FFA members, FFA Alumni, parents, and staff. The tournament […]

Forage

Alternative forage options during and after drought

Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in hay and forage shortages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal. Dhakal offers some alternative/emergency forage options to feed beef cattle during fall, winter, and spring. Stockpiling tall fescue If fescue stands are strong, stockpiling tall fescue is one of […]