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High school students who are interested in the future of pork production, new technologies or want to be a leader in the pork industry are invited to attend the 2023 University of Missouri Youth Pork Institute in Columbia. more
A riparian corridor is a stream’s last — and most important — line of defense from other issues occurring on the dry land on either side of the stream. more
Willow Springs High School senior Gabby Gunter received the second-place Missouri FFA Agriscience Research Animal Systems Proficiency Award at the recent 95th Missouri FFA Convention. more
The Missouri FFA Association has once again awarded West Plains the FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award. The local youth agricultural organization has earned top chapter status several years in a row. more
To combat environmental injustice, Girl Scouts are taking action with The Girl Scout Tree Promise, announce leaders with the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland. more
As global food insecurity climbed to a perilous high in 2022, scientists ramped up their efforts to perfect best practices for protecting the yields of major crops that are essential in combating this issue. And, while rice makes up a small portion of Missouri’s annual harvest, it — along with corn and soybeans — are key staples that help address food insecurity not only in the United States, but across the world. more
Sometimes, gardeners take the “if some is good, more must be better” approach, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Justin Keay. more
The Show-Me Farm Safety Committee is partnering with Purdue University to bring the “Gearing Up for Safety: Production Agriculture Training for Youth” curriculum to Missouri’s educators and youth. The curriculum is designed to provide young Missourians with the knowledge and skills they need to safely work on farms. more
FCS Financial recently selected 34 recipients for their Scholarship Program who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of higher education. more
Few things match the culinary delight of fresh peas from the family garden, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein, adding peas are tastiest immediately after being picked, before too much of the sugar converts to starch. more
Missouri’s net farm income is predicted to fall in 2023 following a record-setting 2022, according to the spring 2023 Missouri Farm Income Outlook report. more
Starting in fall 2024, the University of Missouri will partner with neighboring Stephens College to create Women in STEM Research at Stephens College (WiSRsc), a biomedical research program for Stephens more
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On Monday, the Missouri Department of Agriculture launched the 14th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest, in which Missourians are invited to share their agriculture story through photographs. more
Farmers, ranchers and rural Missourians face stress related to economic conditions, financial stability, weather and health concerns that affect their lives and livelihoods, point out specialists with the University of Missouri Extension.  more
The Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP) has issued a call for nominees for its annual Invasive Plant Action Award program in an effort to recognize the outstanding work being done in Missouri to control invasive plant species. more
April is the season of new beginnings, especially for plant lovers. Outdoors, spring-flowering bulbs, shrubs and trees dot the landscape. Indoors, seasonal plants enliven and brighten dreary rooms, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund. more
Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) has announced the hiring of Janet Adkison as director of public affairs for the organization. A native of Houston, Adkison comes to MOFB after reporting for the national rural network RFD-TV based in Nashville, Tenn. more
The Missouri Department of Conservation invites people to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests during Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing proper tree care. more
Mass plantings of 50,000 daffodils are now blooming across central and southern Missouri. This regionwide beautification effort, part of the 50th anniversary celebration for the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, will be on display for the next several weeks and will rebloom for years to come. more
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