Category Archives: AGRICULTURE

Memphis Chapter Claims 3rd Place in Prairieland FS Growing Our Future FFA Program

Written on May 15, 2018 at 5:11 pm, by

Prairieland FS, Inc. is happy to announce the three winners in its Growing Our Future FFA Program. Claiming the first place prize of $5,000 for their FFA Chapter is V.I.T. FFA. Second place was awarded to Cuba FFA and they will receive $2,500 for their FFA Chapter. $1,000 and third place honors go to Memphis […]

Memphis FFA Livestock Team Places Second in State Competition

Written on April 26, 2018 at 9:03 am, by

The Memphis FFA Chapter placed second in the livestock evaluation career development event at the 90th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 59 teams in the competition. Memphis members include Morgan Blessing, Anna Triplett, Jenna Blessing and Parker Triplett. Individually, Morgan Blessing placed 8th, Anna Triplett placed 9th, Jenna Blessing placed 11th and Parker Triplett placed […]

Don’t Let April Snow Showers Dull May Flowers

Written on April 26, 2018 at 8:36 am, by

April’s cold start in Missouri reminds gardeners that planting date is a matter of risk versus reward, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Growers who plant early risk crop damage or loss to freezing temperatures,” he said. “However, if the latter does not occur, they are rewarded by earlier produce, which commands more […]

SCR-I Students Attend MOFB Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City

Written on April 24, 2018 at 3:44 pm, by

Four hundred thirty-seven high school students and chaperons from around the state attended the 24th Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day April 12. They met with legislators at the State Capitol and participated in an afternoon session at the MOFB Center. Youth Leadership Day is sponsored by the MOFB Promotion and Education Program. To start […]

Triplett, Campbell Selected for the Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Written on April 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm, by

Parker Triplett of Rutledge, and Katie Campbell of Memphis were among the  30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy (MAbA). The Scotland County R-I students will spend the first week of June in the St. Louis area learning about many of the unique opportunities available […]

USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

Written on April 5, 2018 at 10:42 am, by

Bipartisan Budget Act Makes Substantial Program Changes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, […]

JWCC Agriculture Students Place at Illinois and National Conferences

Written on March 27, 2018 at 12:21 pm, by

Two students from John Wood Community College’s Agriculture Club, accompanied by Gary Shupe, JWCC agricultural sciences department co-chair, associate professor and club advisor, recently attended the 44th Annual Illinois Professional Agriculture Student (PAS) Conference and competition in Springfield.  Over 110 students representing eight community colleges and two universities competed in various career program areas. Kaitlyn […]

Lane Pence to Received $1,000 Helena Homegrown Scholarship

Written on March 6, 2018 at 1:02 pm, by

Helena Wyaconda Branch is excited to announce the recipient of the Helena Homegrown Scholarship. Lane Pence of Scotland County R-I High School in Memphis is the winner of a $1,000 scholarship dedicated by Scott Aylward. Pence will be attending Kirkwood Community College where he will be pursuing a degree in agriculture production. “Helena is committed […]

Farm Bureau Members Attend Farm Bureau Legislative Day

Written on March 6, 2018 at 12:58 pm, by

From media insights on politics to one-on-one visits with state representatives and senators, more than 180 Farm Bureau members gathered at the State Capitol to voice their views on expanding broadband, maintaining roads and bridges, and property rights during Missouri Farm Bureau Legislative Day February 27. Scotland County Farm Bureau members attending the Monday evening […]

Young Farmers Attend Farm Bureau YF&R Leadership Conference

Written on February 20, 2018 at 12:41 pm, by

More than 520 young farmers and ranchers took a break from their daily farm chores to attend the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference February 9-11 at the Lake of the Ozarks’ Tan-Tar-A Resort. Farm Bureau members Greg and Kat Probst, Chris and Jayme Mallett, and Jeff and Ashley McBee from […]