Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Extension to Offer Private Pesticide Applicator Training in Memphis

Written on February 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm, by

Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be offered on Tuesday March 7 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Memphis Housing Authority meeting room on Cornelius Avenue. Park by the meeting room/office. Each training session will last approximately two hours. In order to obtain or renew private pesticide applicator certification each individual must attend one […]

Tightening Profit Margins Means Farmers Must Control Costs

Written on February 10, 2017 at 11:23 am, by

Higher production costs and lower commodity prices mean farmers must control costs more carefully than ever, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ray Massey. Land, seed and fertilizer are the largest production costs for row crop operations. “If you can lower these costs by 10 percent, it is like lowering other production costs by […]

Extension to Offer Annie’s Project – Farm Management for Women

Written on February 10, 2017 at 10:47 am, by

University of Missouri Extension is offering Annie’s Project beginning March 2.   The deadline to enroll is February 27.  The course is targeted towards farm women, women landowners and new farmers. The course includes six evening sessions (Thursday evenings) –March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6.  The location for this course is the Adair […]

4-H Council Nominates Local Leaders for State Awards

Written on January 31, 2017 at 10:44 pm, by

The Scotland County 4-H Council held their January meeting on January 18th at the Scotland County Court House. President Luke Triplett called the meeting to order. Each club will need to pay $10 per member to the council for the Salary Account. Jolly Jacks and Jills have 24 members, Azen Jolly Timers have 32 members, […]

Livestock Judging Dream Comes True for Eggleston-Wood Sisters

Written on January 31, 2017 at 10:42 pm, by

ed Every Collegiate Livestock judger’s dream is to be able to judge at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. That dream came true for two local sisters on January 13, 2017. Tasha and Taylar Eggleston-Wood recently competed in Denver, Colorado with the John Wood Community College (JWCC) Livestock Judging Team. The two of […]

MU Extension Offers Upcoming Program on Livestock Risk Protection

Written on January 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by

University of Missouri Extension offers livestock producers an opportunity to learn about price risk protection to manage some of the market uncertainty, states Darla Campbell, University of Missouri Extension Agricultural Business Specialist.  Crop insurance is widely used, while Livestock Risk Protection, the livestock equivalent, is underutilized.  As profit margins narrow for livestock producers in this […]

USDA Announces Additional Financial Incentives for CRP Participants to Improve Forest Health, Enhance Wildlife Habitat

Written on December 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm, by

In an effort to improve wildlife habitat and the health of private forest lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced last week that additional incentives are available for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants to actively manage forest lands enrolled in the program. “Many CRP forests were initially established to conserve […]

Huff’s Polled Herefords Receive National Recognition, Award

Written on December 13, 2016 at 11:03 am, by

The American Hereford Association held it’s annual meeting this year in Kansas City from October 28th through November 2nd in conjunction with the American Royal. Traditionally during the annual banquet held each year in the Westin Hotel at the Crown Plaza, breeders from the United States as well as from several foreign countries are honored. […]

FDA Changes Coming for Livestock Owners in New Year 

Written on November 23, 2016 at 10:24 am, by

Livestock owners across Missouri are encouraged to be prepared for the upcoming Food and Drug Administration changes to antibiotics that will go into effect on Jan. 1.  Craig Payne, director of veterinary medical extension at the University of Missouri, said there are two main changes. The first deals with medically-important feed grade or water soluble […]

Missouri Voters to Decide Future of Sales Tax for State Parks, Soil and Water Conservation

Written on October 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm, by

Ever since 1984, 0.1 percent of sales made in Missouri has gone to fund state parks and soil and water conservation efforts in the Missouri in the form of a special sales tax. On November 8th, voters across the state will once again decide the future of the sales tax. Originating in a 1984 state […]