Bull owner convincing a buy his bull is best

Performance bull sale averages $3,678

Forty-four performance and genomically tested bulls averaged $3,678 on October 25, 2021, at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, said University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole. The Angus sale-topper brought $6,200 for longtime consignors Wiles Ridge Ranch, Willow Springs. The successful buyer was an even longer buyer at the sale, Brackenridge Brothers, El Dorado […]

Cow and calf in a field (cattle)

University of Missouri Extension to hold calving clinics on November 9 and 11

The University of Missouri Extension will hold calving clinics on Nov. 9 in Salisbury and November 11, 2021, in Clark. MU Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow says the clinics include classroom sessions and hands-on training. She also encourages 4-H and FFA youths ages 12 and up to attend. The clinics teach producers when and how […]

Grundy County United Way seeks donations

Audio: United Way is a diverse organization serving your community in ways you probably didn’t know about

The United Way of Grundy County supports 10 organizations in the area through fundraising. Spokesperson Edna Foster says the local United Way organizations share a view that the way to improve lives is by mobilizing the caring power of communities.     When monetary donations are given to the United Way of Grundy County, they […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson to speak at MU Extension Workforce Summit

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will speak at the Oct. 26 University of Missouri Extension Workforce Summit in Ashland. The summit will highlight Ashland’s Central Missouri Workforce Development Center, a community-led initiative designed to create a pipeline of skilled workers for the area. Parson will be introduced by MU Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall […]

Grundy County United Way seeks donations

Grundy County United Way to begin residential canvassing on October 1

The Grundy County United Way will begin residential canvassing on October 1, 2021. The organizations are the North 65 Center, RSVP, the Grundy County Girl Scouts, Parents as Teachers, the Third Circuit Juvenile Office, the Community Food Pantry of Grundy County, the Juvenile Court Diversion Program, University of Missouri Extension, Grundy County 4-H, and the […]

National 4-H Week October 2021

Missouri observes National 4-H Week, October 3-9

“Find Your Spark” is the theme of this year’s National 4-H Week, observed October 3-9, 2021. The theme celebrates the resilience of young people who have brought about significant innovations in agriculture and technology, says Lupita Fabregas, director of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. “In Missouri 4-H, we offer all […]

Pearls of Production

Pearls of Production conference offers hands-on biosecurity training

The Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture program focuses on leadership and hands-on training for women in livestock production in Missouri. This year’s event, coordinated by the University of Missouri Extension, is Nov. 5-6 in Callaway County and on the MU campus. On Nov. 5, attendees will have a rare opportunity to visit a farrow-to-finish […]

Farm Safety Week 2021

University of Missouri Extension offers services to help farm families with mental health

Farmers tend to put their families and farm before themselves, but neither can operate unless farmers take care of themselves physically and mentally, says Karen Funkenbusch, University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist. During National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 19-25, Funkenbusch reminds farm and ranch families that MU Extension free offers resources […]

Dr. Frank Mitloehner

Missouri Livestock Symposium keynote speaker, Dr. Frank Mitloehner, to speak on cows and climate change

Dr. Frank Mitloehner, University of California-Davis professor and air quality extension specialist will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening December 3rd at the 22nd annual Missouri Livestock Symposium, says Garry L. Mathes, chairman. The Missouri Livestock Symposium returns to an in-person event on December 3 and 4, 2021 at the William Matthew Middle School […]

Annie's Project website

University of Missouri Extension to host virtual course for women involved in agriculture

The University of Missouri Extension will host a virtual course for women involved in agriculture and who would like to strengthen their farming operation and network with other women in the industry. Annie’s Project will be offered Thursday evenings from 6 o’clock to 8:30 October 7th through November 11th. The course will provide women with […]

Fall Armyworms

University of Missouri Extension: Fall armyworms showing up in area pastures and hayfields

Infestations of fall armyworms have shown up recently in area pastures and hayfields. Be sure to scout your fields in the coming weeks, as a second generation is likely to appear in September. Fall armyworms are a periodic pest in Missouri that feed on over 100 plant species but prefer lush, green pastures and fields, […]

Creating Entrepreneurial Communities Conference

Creating Entrepreneurial Communities Conference set for September 29-30

How can small towns and rural areas promote entrepreneurship to drive economic growth and revitalize their communities? University of Missouri Extension and partners in the Hannibal area will explore that question at the first Creating Entrepreneurial Communities Conference, Sept. 29-30 in downtown Hannibal. The two-day conference is open to anyone interested in learning more about […]

No Kid Hungry

Summer nutrition program includes meals for kids to try on their own

More than 200,000 Missouri kids are facing food insecurity, according to the Missouri Kids Count 2021 Data Book. Today is the last day of a summer nutrition program in Cole and Osage counties, which has provided weekly meal ingredients, a gift certificate, and even free books to hundreds of children in the area. Elizabeth Anderson, Osage […]

Master Gardener Pam Stenger

Master Gardener blooms with a floral subscription service

Pam Stenger keeps memories of her grandmother’s flower garden alive by offering floral bouquets through a Community Supported Agriculture subscription service. As a child, Stenger loved walking to her grandmother’s house and garden and seeing the 50-60 varieties of daffodils lining the gravel road. “She shared her love of flowers with me and showed me […]

County Fair

North Central Missouri Fair returns to Trenton with parade, exhibits and grandstand events

The North Central Missouri Fair Parade will be back this year after not having one last year. Line up will begin August 3rd at 5 o’clock in the evening, and the parade will start at 17th and Normal streets at 5:30. Spokesperson Michelle Shaw says the parade will take the normal route and end near […]