Farmer Combining Corn in Field

Check data systems before harvest to ensure best results

University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineer Kent Shannon offers tips for collecting farm yield data prior to harvest. Back up yield data from the previous season. Copy each season’s data to a unique folder. Maintain several backup copies of the display/raw data in different locations to prevent losses from theft, damage or modification. Delete […]

North American Bison Registry Committee

Stewartsville native named Chairman of North American Bison Registry Committee

A Stewartsville native was recently named the chairman of the North American Bison Registry Committee. National Bison Association President Dick Gehring of Moundridge, Kansas appointed Connor Elliott to the position. A news release reports Elliott assumed the position after former chairman Gerald Parsons of Stafford, Oklahoma announced he would step down as chairman but remain […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees meet with full agenda on Tuesday

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees Tuesday evening approved the reemployment of full-time faculty for the 2018-2019 year. Vice President of Academic Affairs Tristan Londre said the salaries will be determined at a later date. The board also approved the employment of Jeremy Traas of Saint Joseph as an adjunct instructor for Anatomy […]

Farmer Mick Minchow takes a look at the fine components of his John Deere planter on Monday, June 20, 2016, at his farm in Waverly, Neb. Lincoln Journal Star via AP Kristin Streff

Farmers lobbying for the right to fix own tractors; Manufacturers say they don’t own the sofware

LINCOLN, NEB. – Mick Minchow’s tractors are marvels of modern machinery. They have air conditioning, guidance systems, satellite radio and more sensors than he can shake a corn cob at, all kept running by computer systems and software. But there’s one thing the Waverly farmer doesn’t have: the right to fix his John Deere 8235 R […]