Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Memphis FFA Chapter to Host Annual Coon Hunt November 27th

Written on November 19, 2019 at 10:55 am, by

The 2019 Memphis FFA Coon Hunt will be held on Wednesday, November 27th.  Registration will be from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Scotland County Fairgrounds in the art hall. The teams will be released to hunt at 7:00 and will all need to be checked back in at the art hall by 10:00 […]

Luke Triplett Receives Missouri 4-H Foundation Scholarship

Written on November 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm, by

Luke Triplett of Rutledge was awarded the Orscheln 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 on Friday, Sept 27, 2019 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s annual scholarship and awards banquet in Columbia. The foundation awarded 68 scholarships totaling $66,000 to 4-H youth throughout the state. Triplett is studying Agricultural Systems Management and Agronomy at University […]

Voting Has Begun for 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

Written on November 5, 2019 at 11:29 am, by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections. “Our county committee members play a key role in our efforts to provide assistance to producers,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “We value the local input […]

USDA Issues Safety-Net, Conservation Payments to Missouri Farmers

Written on November 1, 2019 at 2:54 pm, by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Missouri is processing $95,998,402 in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2018 crop year. Additionally, Missouri FSA will distribute $98,582,386 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. “Our safety […]

Prairieland FS Regional Environmental Respect Award Winner 2019

Written on October 29, 2019 at 10:39 am, by

Prairieland FS La Belle, MO was one of 18 companies covering 12 countries and 5 continents to be invited to Washington D.C. to be honored for their commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. These companies are participating in Celebration Week, the culmination of the Environmental Respect Awards program sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.  Representing Prairieland FS […]

MU Specialist Shares Economics Of Switching From Dairy To Beef

Written on October 25, 2019 at 11:20 am, by

Consolidation in the dairy industry has University of Missouri Extension helping dairy producers switch to beef. MU Extension recently sponsored a session for producers at MU’s Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon. The dairy industry began consolidating after World War II as farms began to specialize in just milking cows, says MU Extension agricultural economist […]

Scotland County Team Finishes Third at Missouri 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest

Written on October 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm, by

The 2019 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Saturday, September 7th at the University of Missouri Trowbridge Livestock Center in Columbia, Missouri. This contest brought together 145 4-H youth from across the state to apply their evaluation and communication skills.  Youth involved with the livestock judging program develop key […]

Memphis FFA Team Claims Win at JWCC Livestock Judging Contest

Written on October 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm, by

John Wood Community College recently held its 16th annual Ag Alumni Association Livestock Judging Invitational at the JWCC Agricultural Education Center, sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition and Moorman’s ShowTec and hosted by JWCC Agriculture Alumni Association and Livestock Evaluation Club. Three hundred and fourteen students from 28 Illinois and Missouri high schools, FFA and 4-H […]

McPherson/Hunolt Property Honored as Missouri Century Farm

Written on September 17, 2019 at 1:37 pm, by

Robert and Dorothy Hunolt and John and Kathie McPherson, of Rutledge, were recently awarded recognition of their Missouri Century Farm.   Their farm was originally purchased in 1907. Robert Hunolt applied for the Century Farm program through the University of Missouri Extension in April 2019.  The sign was presented to him by Lisa Doster, County Engagement […]

Prairieland FS Named 2019 Regional Environmental Respect Award Winner

Written on September 10, 2019 at 2:34 pm, by

Prairieland FS is pleased to announce that its La Belle Missouri location has received the Environmental Respect Award sponsored by Corteva AgriScience.  This award is one of four regional awards given in the north America. The ERA is a global program created to recognize organizations that demonstrate leadership in compliance, proper material handling and application […]