Jenna Hasekamp NCMC 4-H Photo

Another 4-H member joins the NCMC livestock judging team

Jenna Hasekamp, a member of the Audrain County F&L Hustlers 4-H Club, is helping to pioneer Missouri community College teams’ participation at livestock judging contests. This fall, Hasekamp will join North Central Missouri College’s livestock judging team, which started last fall and is currently the only Missouri community college team competing in livestock judging. “Jenna […]

Jen Sorensen National Pork Producers Council president

Newly elected National Pork Producers Council president outlines her priorities

The newly elected president of the National Pork Producers Council outlined the organization’s priorities following the conclusion of their meeting at the National Pork Industry Forum. Jen Sorenson, an Iowa pork producer, says the expansion of export markets is at the top of their list.  “Ultimately we see joining CPTPP as a major opportunity under […]

Governor Mike Parson

Year In Review: Missouri’s Governor highlights successes in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, Governor Mike Parson highlights the state’s many successes and accomplishments despite the challenges of the past year.  “Although 2020 has brought many challenges, we remained committed to serving the people of this state and moving Missouri forward,” Governor Parson said. “We still made great strides in advancing Missouri’s economy, workforce, and […]

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin headlines women in ag online conference

Temple Grandin, renowned author on animal behavior and autism, will be one of four keynote speakers during the virtual 2020 Pixels of Production – Women in Agriculture conference. Pixels of Production offers women farmers and ranchers a four-night opportunity to learn practical tips and be inspired, says University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon. […]

Missouri FFA Jacket with emblem

Area students are winners in FFA proficiency categories; finalists for proficiency awards

Two FFA members in Mercer County are national finalists this year for proficiency awards. Others from chapters at Trenton and Gallatin are listed as winners of medals in their proficiency areas. Brylee Williams of the Princeton FFA Chapter is among four finalists across the country for a national award in swine production entrepreneurship. Zach Main […]

Missouri State Fair Sheep Pavilion

Audio: Missouri State Fair in Sedalia focusing on 4-H and FFA youth this year

The 2020 state fair in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia will be a youth livestock show only, due to COVID-19 concerns. The 11-day fair begins Thursday and runs until Sunday, August 23. State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says Missouri 4-H and FFA members will receive an invaluable agriculture education experience in Sedalia. “I think we’re going to have […]

County Fair

Premium Livestock Sale at North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generates over $46,000

Last evening’s (Aug 2nd) premium livestock sale at the North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generated $46,180 to be shared by 22 exhibitors from Grundy county. That’s an estimated six thousand dollars more than last years’ premium sale. The organizer of the sale, Kristi Urich, reported five businesses were buyers with some 40 other bidders adding on […]