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 […]

Putnam County Fair

Putnam County Fair in Unionville to feature Josh Turner and Restless Heart

The Putnam County Fair in Unionville next month will feature entertainment including Josh Turner, Restless Heart, and Hairball. There will also be a rodeo and tractor pull. Activities will begin September 5th with a 4-H and FFA horse show. An open show will follow. Entries will be accepted in various categories September 8th. The schedule […]

Calamity Jane Days

Calamity Jane Days set for September in Princeton; several regular events canceled

Calamity Jane Days will be held in Princeton next month. Princeton Chamber of Commerce President Amy Cool says activities September 18th through 20th will be adjusted to support and allow for social distancing. A few regular events have been canceled because they are not social distancing friendly, however, there will still be live bands, music, […]

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 […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair has new health requirements for some swine exhibitors

Be aware of some new health requirements for exhibiting swine at the 2020 Missouri State Fair. Your animals will require health examinations by personnel prior to being housed in the Swine Pavilion. To facilitate examinations in an efficient manner, vets at the fair want to make you aware of the allowable entry periods: Market Hogs […]