Farm & Agriculture

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – When temperatures fall, beef producers should watch for signs of fescue foot in their beef herds. “As the cold weather moves in, you are likely to notice some cows or yearlings on fescue pastures may be slow-moving early in the day,” says University of Missouri Extension...
Source: John Lory, 573-884-7815 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Increases in fertilizer prices add to the cost of growing forage for grazing. This leads farmers to ask if they should buy hay or fertilizer, says University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory. Comparing the benefits of...
Nesha, David, Losson, and Grason Park
Kingston, Mo. ― David and Nesha Park and family of Hamilton were among the families honored during the 62nd annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 16 at the Missouri State Fair. The Park family was selected as the Caldwell County Missouri Farm Family by University of Missouri Extension in Caldwell...
Source: Karen Funkenbusch, 573-884-1268 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers tend to put their families and farm before themselves, but neither can operate unless farmers take care of themselves physically and mentally, says Karen Funkenbusch, University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist....
Source: Karen Funkenbusch, 573-884-1268 COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Farm safety yields real results” is the theme of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety’s National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 19-25. Busy rural roads are full of hazards in the fall, says University of Missouri...
by Garrett Hawkins It seems like every time you turn around, there’s a day or a week devoted to a cause or event. Some are traditional, such as Christmas or Hanukkah. Others, like the Fourth of July, remind us of key events in our nation’s history. Finally, some just make you scratch your head like...
2021 Missouri State Fair was an exciting time for Hadley Corbin. Hadley won Reserve Champion Hampshire Gilt in the open show. She also was a class winner with her Berkshire gilt.  Hadley's Hampshire gilt was born and raised on the Corbin farm. That makes it even more special. Hadley is a member of...
Source: Michele Warmund, 573-882-9632; David Trinklein, 573-882-9631 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gardeners might notice that their tomatoes are cracking or splitting now. “This is a common problem when there are widely varying soil moisture conditions, especially during the hot, dry days of late summer,” says...
From left, Ella Johnson,17, and Maci Johnson, 15, with their pig Rufus.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This summer, Missouri 4-H youths raised more than 1,100 pounds of protein for Missourians in need by donating pigs at the 2021 Missouri State Fair. The pork contributed through Missouri Farmers Care’s Hogs for Hunger program will go on to provide 5,028 meals for food-insecure...
  Contact:            Chris Willow Advancement Coordinator Missouri 4-H Foundation Phone: 573-882-2680 Email: willowc@missouri.eduWednesday, September 1, 2021 Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 44 members SEDALIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 44...

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