Annie’s Project Offered In NW Missouri

The University of Missouri Extension will host a free “Annie’s Project” course in the Northwest region. Carlee Quinn with the Extension Service says the course is for women in the area that would like to become better business partners in their agriculture enterprise. Quinn describes the webinar. Five sites will be available in Northwest Missouri including Chillicothe, Higginsville, Marshall, Maryville, […]

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More Missouri FFA Results For The Local Chapters

Several local chapters earned awards at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention in Sedalia.\ Chillicothe FFA 3rd In Ag Sales The Chillicothe FFA Chapter placed third in the agricultural sales career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Sixteen teams participated in the competition.  Chillicothe’s team includes Seth Hansen, Gabbryelle Hapes, Makenna Campbell and Chandler Stedem. Individual placement in the […]

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Chillicothe FFA Barnwarming

The Chillicothe FFA Barnwarming fundraiser is taking place to support chapter activities.  Ava Gibson, a Senior at the Chillicothe High School and a member of the Chillicothe FFA, explains Barnwarming. This year’s candidates for King and Queen include: Seniors Trace Rardon and Ava Gibson Juniors Christian Peniston and Clara Leamer Sophomores Max Wagers and Lilly Stedem Freshmen Tucker Narr and […]

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Generational Farms Deal With COVID-19

When dealing with COVID-19 or Coronavirus, having a multi-generational farm can bring unique challenges.  Valarie Tate from the University of Missouri Extension Service says we need to think about how to protect the most vulnerable during this crisis. Tate says while thinking of our families we also need to think of those around us. She says – have a contingency […]

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Fertilizing Trees? You May Want To Wait!

If you are considering giving you trees and shrubs a little boost this fall by applying some fertilizer, hold off!  Tim Baker, a Horticulture Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Program says be careful about fertilizing trees and shrubs in the fall. If you have questions about fertilizing trees and shrubs, contact your local Extension office.  In Chillicothe, call […]

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Livestock Concerns After Flooding

As floodwaters recede, the University of Missouri Extension reminds livestock producers that are several things to keep in mind.  Jenna Monnig says there are potential hazards the flooding may bring about. Monnig says standing water can also be a problem. She says farmers should make sure they clear any debris from the pasture areas before releasing animals into the area. […]

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Pesticide Applicator Program Offered

For farmers to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides, they must first obtain a private pesticide applicator’s license. The University of Missouri Extension is offering a free course, February 6th at 9:00 am at the Mildred Litton Community Building on the grounds of the Litton Ag Campus. Obtaining a private pesticide applicator’s license or renewing a license involves attending a […]

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