Katie Blanchard

Katie Blanchard selected as North Central Missouri College Outstanding Student

Katie Blanchard from Lucerne, Missouri, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student. Katie is a sophomore, A+ student, pursuing her AAS Agriculture and Natural Resources degree. Along with the Livestock and Equine Management Certificate. After graduating from NCMC, Katie plans to work in agriculture. Katie is involved in Ag Club (Secretary), Student […]

Pemberton Cattle

Rotational grazing benefits cattle herd

Twenty-five years ago, Brian Pemberton bought acreage filled with thorn trees, scrub brush and multiflora roses. The only water source was a frog pond. The land needed four things: a road, buildings, fences, and water. Thanks to hard work and cost-share programs, those goals were met. Grazing Acres Farm is now complete with a solid […]

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Missouri business owner sentenced to 25-years for leading methamphetamine conspiracy

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. Christopher A. Jefferson, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. Jefferson, who has two prior state convictions for distribution/delivery of a controlled substance, was sentenced […]

History Books

35 Libraries throughout Missouri receive state aid

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that 35 libraries recently received a total of $173,396 in state aid.  “Missouri’s libraries serve a unique and vital role in their communities, acting as a hub of resources for their patrons,” Ashcroft said. “We are proud to have this opportunity to help some of those libraries serving smaller […]

Cheyenne Martin

North Central Missouri College names Cheyenne Martin as “Outstanding Student”

Cheyenne Martin from Altamont, Missouri has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student. Cheyenne is a sophomore, A+ student, pursuing her teaching AAT degree. After graduating from NCMC, Cheyenne plans to transfer to Hannibal-LaGrange University to continue her teaching degree. Cheyenne is involved in the Student Missouri State Teachers Association and the Student […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods & RAE launch joint venture to create renewable energy, wildlife habitat

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in […]

Unemployment

Missouri’s unemployment rate remains at 3.2% in latest jobs report

Missouri’s unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent in February, while employment decreased slightly. This marks the 31st consecutive month in which Missouri’s unemployment rate has been lower than the corresponding U.S. rate, which was 3.8 percent in February. Missouri nonfarm payroll employment decreased slightly over the month. The seasonally adjusted jobs estimate was 2,898,600, down […]