Grazing School Photo of Cattle in Field

Management Intensive Grazing School to be offered at Schuyler County Community Center

Join other producers at the Management Intensive Grazing School on June 11 and 12 at the Schuyler County Community Center in Glenwood, Missouri. The program will be taught by MU Extension, NRCS, and a producer with an existing system.  Specific topics will include the Art & Science of MIG;  Evaluating Resources; Soil Structure, Function, and […]

Joshlin and Addie Yoder win Leopold Conservation Award

Joshlin and Addie Yoder receive Missouri Leopold Conservation Award

Joshlin and Addie Yoder of Leonard, Missouri, located in Shelby County have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award®. The award, named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes farmers, ranchers, and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat management on private land. In Missouri, the $10,000 award […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]

Chillicothe FFA Students take part in Fall Speaking Contest

Chillicothe FFA students participate in Fall Speaking Contest

Chillicothe FFA students recently participated in the Area II Fall Speaking Contest in Gallatin. Rachel Holt competed in the Missouri Farm Bureau Contest, Madelyn Wilford competed in the Missouri Pork Producers Contest, Abbey Hayen competed in the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives, Seth Hansen competed in the Missouri Teach Ag, Josh Eckert competed in the Missouri […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Conservation Commission approves land purchase in Sullivan County

During a meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission, approval was given for the state to purchase approximately 266 acres in Sullivan County as an addition to the Locust Creek Conservation Area. This is an area encompassing over 3,400 acres southwest of Milan. The Department of Conservation reports approximately one third is bottomland and upland forest […]

Mid-Missouri Grazing School set for September 9-10 in Boone County

The annual Mid-Missouri Grazing School will be held Sept. 9-10 in Boone County. The school teaches producers both the art and science of management-intensive grazing, says Heather Conrow, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist in Howard County. The two-day school covers pasture management from economics to fencing and watering livestock, Conrow says. Attending a school […]

NCMC Barton Farm Campus

Wildlife biologist to host free workshop at Barton Farm Campus

A Farm Bill Wildlife biologist will host a free workshop about how landowners, gardeners, and local communities can improve their property by establishing native pollinator plots. Josh Marshall will present information during the Pollinators and Wildlife Presentation and Field Tour at the Barton Farm Campus in Trenton on the evening of June 21st at 6:30.  […]

Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District

Date announced for Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District customer appreciation luncheon

The date has been set for the annual customer appreciation luncheon offered by the Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District. The March 8th event at Trenton also includes recognition of the cooperator and soil health steward of the year plus an election of board supervisors. Events will be held at the Barton farm campus […]

Back L to R - Maggie Pfaff, Montana Plattner, Kaylee Lewis, Matt Hawkins, Macy Gutshall Front L to R - Rachel Holt, Sydney Baxter, Josie Reeter, Madelyn Wilford, Garrett Cramer

Chillicothe FFA students compete in area Speaking Contests

Chillicothe FFA students recently participated in the Area II Fall Speaking Contest in Gallatin. Kaylee Lewis competed in the Missouri Farm Bureau Contest, Madelyn Wilford competed in the Missouri Pork Producers Contest, Sydney Baxter competed in the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives, Rachel Holt competed in the Missouri Teach Ag, Matt Hawkins competed in the Missouri […]

Corn Field

Crop conference gives updates on dicamba, pests, disease

The annual University of Missouri Crop Management Conference offers updates on how 2018’s drought-to-downpour growing season affected crops, pests, and disease, and provides insights on how trade affects agricultural commodity markets. The event, Dec. 18-19 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, also includes information on dicamba research and label requirements, says MU Extension […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS)

USDA to provide $5.6M to assist in construction of Little Otter Creek Reservoir in Caldwell County

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service announced Thursday that it will provide another $5.600,000 for construction of the Little Otter Creek Reservoir in Caldwell County. The 344-acre lake will provide a dependable water supply for about 10,000 residents, flood control, and recreational opportunities. State Conservationist J. R. Flores says the funding […]

Ducks Unlimited and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company have partnered to protect and improve 1,600 acres of wetland and grasslands across Iowa over the next three years through Ducks Unlimited’s Living Lakes Initiative.

Nestlé Purina commits $1 million to Ducks Unlimited in Iowa to help boost water quality

Ducks Unlimited and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company have partnered to protect and improve 1,600 acres of wetland and grasslands across Iowa over the next three years through Ducks Unlimited’s Living Lakes Initiative, promoting healthy soil, healthy crops, and healthy wildlife habitat. Purina, which operates three pet food manufacturing facilities in Iowa (in Clinton, Fort Dodge […]