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Thank a Farmer Week Celebrates Agriculture

Thank a Farmer Week Celebrates Agriculture

It’s time to celebrate agriculture and all the things it provides!  Missouri Farm Bureau Thank a Farmer Week, February 7-13, will be the focus of Farm Bureau members across the state to share messages about agriculture and the farmers and ranchers who produce our food. You buy most of your food from the grocery stores […]

Memphis to Host Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be offered on Tuesday February 16 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 […]

Loss of Wildlife Protection Area Could Cost Scotland County CRP Contracts 

Loss of Wildlife Protection Area Could Cost Scotland County CRP Contracts 

With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, the last thing prospective Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants want to hear is that they are starting the competitive bid process in worse shape than before. That is exactly what Scotland County producers learned recently, as the region has lost its Wildlife Priority Area (WPA) designation, and […]

Vying for Votes in Rural America

By Jessica Wharton As presidential candidates’ screen-printed busses navigate the dusty back roads of America, rural voters now more than ever need to make sense of the political chaos that has taken over national headlines by researching candidates and their stances on all things agriculture. “It’s very important for rural voters to follow the different […]

Hereford Hall of Fame Award Bestowed on Huffs Polled Herefords

Hereford Hall of Fame Award Bestowed on Huffs Polled Herefords

On   Friday evening, December 5th the Huff s Polled Herefords family farm was honored by the Hereford Association with the highest award bestowed by the breed when the Huffs were presented the prestigious Hall of Fame award. The award is given annually to a person, family, or farm that has an excellence in breeding, promoting […]

Gardeners Can Stay Busy During Winter Months

Gardeners Can Stay Busy During Winter Months

by Jennifer Schutter, Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri Extension-Adair County Northeast Missouri winters can be mild or cold and snowy. We just never know what Mother Nature might bring from year to year.  Instead of being cooped up indoors, get out and enjoy the beauty of winter. Take a walk in the woods or take […]

MDC Offers Prescribed Fire Workshops in Northeast Missouri

MDC Offers Prescribed Fire Workshops in Northeast Missouri

Free workshops will include classroom session and a demonstration burn, weather permitting. KIRKSVILLE – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host landowners interested in learning about prescribed burning as a method of boosting wildlife habitat and reducing less desirable plant species.  MDC staff will discuss methods and techniques for implementing controlled burns, safety considerations, […]

Director of Agriculture Approves Beef Referendum

Director of Agriculture Approves Beef Referendum

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce today approved the petition to conduct a referendum of Missouri cattle producers, pursuant to section 275.352 RSMo as amended, to establish a $1.00 per head state beef checkoff assessment. Cattle producers will now vote for or against the establishment of the state checkoff. The director hosted a […]

FSA, NRCS to Host CRP Meeting in Memphis

FSA, NRCS to Host CRP Meeting in Memphis

Scotland County FSA (Farm Service Agency) and NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) will be hosting a CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) meeting on Wednesday, January 13. The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Fitness Center meeting room at Memphis. FSA and NRCS representatives will review CRP signup process, eligibility requirements, conservation plans, and management […]

Dr. Larry Wiggins Honored as 2015 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year

Dr. Larry Wiggins Honored as 2015 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year

It was only fitting, that after reaching the milestone of 50 years of service to Scotland County livestock and pet owners, Dr. Larry Wiggins capped off the year by being named the 2015 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year Doc Wiggins as he is known to most people in Memphis, was born seven miles […]

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