Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

Drowning

Audio: Illinois man’s body pulled from Lake of the Ozarks; popular boat race temporarily halted

An Illinois man drowned while watching a popular boat race over the weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks.     The popular “Shootout” boat race at the Lake of the Ozarks was temporarily called off Saturday afternoon to search for a man who went missing. 23-year-old Sean Burgess of Peoria, Illinois was last seen […]

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Audio: Popular boat race expected to draw 100,000 to Lake of the Ozarks this weekend

Watch out for major traffic around the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend. More than 100,000 people are expected there for the “Shootout”. Director Christy Janssen says the event is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the country.     Powerboat Magazine has named the Shootout as one of the nation’s eight “must-see” boating events.

Duck and Waterfowl

Missouri Department of Conservation announces changes to waterfowl reservations for fall hunting

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces changes to its reservation system for managed waterfowl hunts – starting this hunting season. MDC offers managed waterfowl hunting on more than a dozen conservation areas specially managed with a focus on wetlands. Hunters can apply for a reservation or participate in a daily morning drawing for opportunities to […]

Hunter Hayes and Rael Lyn Ticket face

Hunter Hayes and RaeLynn to perform in Kirksville

Grammy-nominated artist Hunter Hayes, with special guest RaeLynn, will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in Truman State University’s Pershing Arena. Hayes first debuted his self-titled album in 2011, and since then has released popular hits such as “Invincible,” “I Want Crazy,” “Wanted,” “Dear God” and “One Shot.”  RaeLynn was the highest-selling female country artist […]

Farm Scene

Program to educate landowners and tenants on farm leases to be held in Bethany

A program meant to educate landowners and tenants on Missouri Farm Leases will be held February 12, 2019, at the Harrison County Extension Office, located at 1505 Main, Courthouse Basement, in Bethany. The course will be instructed by a team of MU Extension Agricultural Business Specialists via live-stream and will be held from 6:00 to […]

Cover Crop Mobile App Screen Shot

Cover crop field guide available as mobile app

The Midwest Cover Crops Council’s popular field guide is available as a mobile app for smartphones and tablets. The Midwest Cover Crops Field Scout app lets farmers, crop advisers and conservation professionals access cover crop information on mobile devices, said Charles Ellis, University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineering specialist and MCCC board member. “The app […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]