Dietzschold Selected As DESE’s Agriculture Education Director

Former Chillicothe Ag Instructor Keith Dietzschold is the new Agricultural Education director and Missouri FFA Association state advisor. Dietzschold assumed the position July 1st after Leon Busdieker retired.  Dietzschold previously served in the department as northwest district supervisor and state FFA executive secretary. He says “The agriculture education profession has been an exciting one, I am an educational professional by […]

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Extension Spring Pasture Meeting

05-20-21  Extension Pasture Meeting The University of Missouri Extension Spring Pasture Meeting will be June 2nd.  The meeting will be held at the Mercer County Extension Office, located at 505 S. Steward St. in Princeton, from 7-8:30 pm. Topics include “Weed and Brush Control” presented by Andy Luke, agronomy specialist, and “Common Plants Toxic to Grazing Livestock” presented by Jenna […]

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Chillicothe FFA Has Most FFA State Degree Recipients

The Chillicothe FFA has the largest number of State FFA Degrees for a single chapter.  FFA Advisor Brook Kreatz says the students worked hard to earn this award. This year’s recipients include: Mason Baxter, Tucker Burtch, Cale Campbell, Gaby Hapes, Ava Gibson, Colby Gillespie, Seth Hansen, Conner Keithley, Warren Meservey, Emily Miller, Chase Neptune, Trace Rardon, Kade Simmer, Chandler Stedem, […]

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MU Extension Offers Annie’s Project

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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Rep Black Talks House Bill 574

As the State Legislature is at mid-session, Representative Rusty Black says there is some legislation he feels is important. That includes House Bill 574 dealing with who can come on your property and inspect Ag Facilities. He says this would limit the scope of inspections to only the inspector’s area of responsibility.

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Benefits Of Warm Season Grasses

Area producers can learn the value of establishing native warm-season grasses for livestock grazing by attending a virtual program on February 18th, from 11 am to Noon.  The Missouri Department of Conservation, NRCS, and MFA are partnering for this 45-minute virtual program which will feature insights from experts on how native warm-season grasses can serve as valuable forage for livestock, […]

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New Crop Quality Loss Program

The USDA introduced a new Crop Quality Loss Program.  Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says the program is to protect crop quality from loss due to natural disasters.  Fordyce talked about the crops eligible for the program. He also talked about the loss threshold. Contact your local FSA office for additional information.

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Harvest Progress Going Great

Livingston County farmers are making good progress on the fall harvest and Livingston County FSA Director Jeanette Straker says they have seen some good yields as well. Straker says the corn harvest is about 60% complete with yields in the 175 to 200 Bushell range. Soybeans are near 40%, with yields of around 45 Bushells, maybe better on the later […]

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