Cattle Grazing

University of Missouri Extension offers four-day tour for cattle producers

The University of Missouri Extension offers cattlemen a bus tour of cattle operations in Kansas and Oklahoma Aug. 6-9. MU Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis said the tour offers an opportunity to learn to manage herds better to make them healthier and more profitable. Registration deadline is July 15. Tour stops include: • Neosho Valley […]

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission Website

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission holds meeting to address public transportation

Eight people attended a meeting held by the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission Wednesday to discuss the region’s public transit system. Assistant Director Jackie Soptic reports those attending included the manager of OATS and representatives of agencies whose clients need and use public transit systems. She says the meeting only addressed the needs and gaps […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Board of Adjustments approves several requests, denies 1

Trenton’s Board of Adjustments has approved four requests for zoning variances and denied another proposal during public hearings at city hall. Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry said several individuals were present to oppose a request from Gilbert McVay who sought two variances on the construction of a storage building. After discussion, the board voted four […]

Dairy Cows

Close-up cow’ barns help cows avoid heat stress, produce more milk

Martin Prairie Farms near Humansville treats dairy cows like guests.  The family-owned dairy farm north of Humansville in Hickory County dedicates itself to top-of-the-line herd nutrition and care, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel. Freddie and Mary Martin, son David, and David’s spouse, Alana, own and operate the nearly 3,000-acre farm. Almost […]

Rootless Corn

Missouri’s hot, dry weather spells trouble for soybeans and corn

Missouri’s record-breaking May heat and lack of precipitation set the stage for two unusual conditions in the state’s top cash crops—soybean and corn, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. He urges farmers to look for rootless corn syndrome and heat canker in soybean, conditions that result from drought and heat effects on seedlings […]

Grundy County Missouri Courthouse

Only one contractor attends pre-bid meeting for details of courthouse remodel

One community member attended the Grundy County Commission’s mandatory pre-bid meeting Tuesday regarding the remodel of the third-floor courtroom of the courthouse in Trenton. First District Commissioner Don Sager says Emery Zook attended to hear the scope of work to be completed. Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull reports the Commission will hold a bid opening June […]

Beef Show

Beef producers workshop to be held in Trenton

An informational workshop for beef producers is scheduled in Trenton June 7th, with the Barton Farm Campus hosting visiting livestock specialists and educators from two universities.  The workshop is expected to focus on topics such as marketing, economic analysis, and risk management in the cattle-raising business. Representing the University of Wyoming are Bridger Feuz who is […]