Missouri Livestock Symposium website

Applications open for Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Award for an individual who has made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in Northeast Missouri and/or beyond. The applications are open to Northeast Missouri counties, including Linn, Putnam, Sullivan, Adair, Macon, and Schuyler. Eligible applicants can be livestock producers, […]

FFA Website

Trenton FFA Chapter to participate in National FFA Week with a variety of activities

The Trenton FFA Chapter will participate in several events during National FFA Week next week. Members will meet for breakfast at the First Baptist Church Sunday morning at 8:15. Pictures will follow. Members are asked to wear official dress for the church service at 9:30. Senior FFA officers will be on KTTN’s Open Line Monday […]

Fundraiser News Graphic

Fundraiser set to raise funds for purchase of new Livingston County Extension Center

Livingston County Extension Council has announced sponsorship of an event on the final day of this month called a “Leap into Soup Supper Fun and Games”. The fundraiser is from 3:30 until 7 o’clock Saturday, February 29th at the Jenkins Expo building on the Livingston County Fairgrounds. Free will donations will be accepted for the […]

Marijuana Possession Charges Dropped

Marijuana possession charges against Trenton man dropped in Daviess County

Daviess County’s Prosecuting Attorney has filed amended information in the circuit court for cases involving a Trenton man who was accused of felony drug possession even though supporters said he has a medical marijuana card. An attorney for Jamie Leon Wilson is reporting charges alleging illegal possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana were […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri House Speaker prioritizes eminent domain legislation

Legislation aimed at preventing private entities like the Grain Belt Express from using eminent domain could hit the Missouri Senate floor soon. Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s bill was the first bill sent by the House to the Senate earlier this year.     Hansen and House Speaker Elijah Haahr briefed Capitol reporters on Thursday, […]

Missouri State Fair Website 2020

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship applications now available

The Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship application for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2020 is now available. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by Feb. 4, 2020. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and three additional copies. These scholarships are possible thanks to the […]

Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Candidate for Missouri Governor has Medicaid expansion on her mind

Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway says she would support expanding the number of people eligible for Medicaid if she’s elected governor.     A statement by Galloway praised a bipartisan plan to expand state health coverage in Kansas. She said she would follow suit in advocating to grow Missouri’s health care program if she’s elected governor. […]

Veterans Foreign Wars

With community support, organizers hope to complete $500,000 remodel of Trenton VFW post

Joseph L. Norton VFW Post 919 plans to remodel its hall at 919 Washington Street in Trenton. Commander Tony Ralston says the anticipated $500,000 remodel would make the building ADA compliant and handicap accessible with a lift elevator. Several other upgrades are planned to make the VFW Hall a “safe place for veterans,” including installing […]

CAFO

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears case involving Grundy County CAFO

The state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments this week in Jefferson City involving a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in northwest Missouri’s Grundy County. Trenton Farms wants to build a swine operation, which is opposed by a group called “Hickory Neighbors United.” Hickory attorney Stephen Jeffery tells the court that a 2016 state […]

FFA Website

National FFA organization announces record student membership of more than 700,000

The National FFA Organization today announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow as membership continues to increase. This year, the organization has more than 100,000 Latino members, […]