Forage Systems Research Center

Annual Forage Systems Research Center Field Day set for September 10, 2019

The Annual Field Day at the Forage Systems Research Systems Center near Linneus next month will feature presentations on beef cattle, industrial hemp, beekeeping, industrial hemp, and weather. The free public event will begin the morning of September 10th at 8:30 and will include a free lunch. Beef cattle topics will include discussions on new […]

Hepatitis A

Over 400 cases reported statewide in Hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri

From September 15, 2017, to August 20, 2019, there have been 414 hepatitis A outbreak-associated cases in 35 Missouri counties. Of the cases reported, there have been 233 hepatitis A outbreak-associated hospitalizations and 2 hepatitis A outbreak-associated deaths. The disease appears to be spreading through direct person-to-person contact, mostly among people who use illicit injection […]

Chronic Wasting Disease CWD

Missouri Department of Conservation reduces size of CWD management zone

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces it has reduced the number of counties in its management zone for chronic wasting disease (CWD) from 48 to 29 starting in July. Changes to the CWD Management Zone will impact restrictions on feeding deer, antler-point restrictions, antlerless permits for some counties, and mandatory CWD sampling. The 29 counties […]

Chronic Wasting Disease CWD

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, […]

Grundy County Health Department

Grundy County Health Department to hold annual Flu Shot Extravaganza and Holiday Open House

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton will hold its annual Flu Shot Extravaganza and Holiday Open House next week. Flu shots will be administered, and Christmas cookies and hot cocoa will be served at the health department office Tuesday afternoon, December 18th from 2 to 4 o’clock. The health department reports flu shots are […]

Health News

Grundy County Health Department to offer flu vaccines

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton will offer flu vaccines without an appointment. Vaccines will be available for individuals of all ages Tuesdays from 9 o’clock in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The health department asks participants to bring their Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance cards for billing purposes. Donations are […]

Flu Shot Clinic

More than 250 flu shots administered during drive-thru flu shot clinic

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton reports more than 250 flu shots were given to participants and volunteers at its drive-thru flu shot clinic in Trenton on Wednesday. Emergency Response Planner for the health department Kelli Hillerman reports the numbers were down from the previous drive-thru clinic in 2013. However, she says it was […]

Oscar Menza Livestock Person of the Year 2018

Oscar Mensa from Milan named 2018 Missouri Livestock Person of the Year

Oscar Mensa, a long-time rancher from Milan, Missouri, will be honored at the 2018 Missouri Livestock Symposium on Friday, November 30, 2018, when he will be inducted into the Missouri Livestock Symposium’s Livestock Person of the Year Hall of Fame. Mensa is the 16th person to be selected for this honor. Those selected have made […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District moving closer to building performing arts center

The Trenton R-9 School District continues to move closer to the possibility of a performing arts center being built and several renovations to district buildings. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reported to the Board of Education Tuesday evening that the district received nine requests for qualifications for architectural services, which was more than he expected to receive. […]

Chronic Wasting Disease CWD

Missouri Department of Conservation to hold public meeting in Kirksville on CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites deer hunters, property owners, and others to a special public meeting to get information and have questions answered about chronic wasting disease (CWD). The meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore St. in Kirksville. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]

Flu Season

Grundy County Health Department and Trenton School District partner to offer flu vaccine to students

The Grundy County Health Department and the Trenton R-9 School District are partnering to offer influenza vaccines to middle and high school students towards the end of October. Influenza vaccines will also be available to staff at Rissler Elementary School as well as the middle and high schools. The health department will determine the date […]

Pigs or Swine

Emerging swine disease calls for biosecurity measures, says MU Extension veterinarian

U.S. pork producers should be aware of an emerging swine disease, says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Corinne Bromfield. Chinese pork producers reported the 13th outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) Sept. 6. It has appeared since August in several locations in China hundreds of miles apart. This leaves researchers scratching their heads over how […]