Cow grazing in pasture

Improving cattle grazing fescue pastures with legumes

Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Fescue remains the hardy mainstay of southwestern Missouri pastures. Adding legumes gives fescue fields more nutritional punch and profit, Davis says.  Proper management is key to making grasses and […]

University of Missouri

Audio: MU police officer fired for wearing blackface

Leaders at the University of Missouri fired school police officer Marcus Collins after obtaining a photo of him in blackface.  Mizzou spokesman Christian Basi says it all happened within a few hours.     Basi confirms the photo was taken BEFORE Collins worked for MU and Collins confirmed that he was dressed as Flava-Flav, a […]

Livingston County Courthouse

Livingston County Commission to meet on Tuesday

The Livingston County Commission plans to discuss a culvert and road issue in Sampsel Township next week. The Commission will meet at the courthouse in Chillicothe Tuesday, March 19th starting at 9:30 with an agenda that includes George Quinn, John Quinn, and Chris Ruoff at 10 o’clock regarding the road issue and meeting with the […]

Dr. Jane Greer

Livingston County Library to feature Dr. Jane Greer on Tuesday, March 12th

March is Women’s History Month and the Livingston County Library will be celebrating with a presentation by Dr. Jane Greer entitled, “Women’s Work, Women’s Words: Understanding Rural Literacies and Labors through Farm Women’s Memoirs.”  Dr. Greer is a member of the inaugural class of the University of Missouri System’s Presidential Engagement Fellows.  She is Professor of […]

Cows grazing in pasture

Use sound grazing practices to reduce overgrazing and weeds

Weed problems may explode this year thanks to the drought of 2018 and residual problems associated with overgrazing in parched pastures, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Valerie Tate. Last year’s extreme weather conditions created a forage shortage. As a result, many pastures were overgrazed.  When pastures are overgrazed, there is little green leaf material […]

Grundy County Extension Council

Grundy County Extension Council sets goals for 2019

The Grundy County Extension Council set goals for 2019 at its meeting Monday. The goals include better marking and visibility for Extension and better communication between councils. The council approved council members, Josh Marshall, and Sarah Lowrey, to be on the audit committee after they volunteered. Member Kelly Wilson was approved as the Regional Council […]