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Croys exhibit national champion

croy boar twoCroy Poland China of Gallatin, composed of Dennis Croy, Sheri Croy, Erin Croy and Kyle Croy, exhibited the Grand Champion Poland China Boar at the 2015 National Barrow Show, held Sept. 14-16, at the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin, Minn.

The National Barrow show is widely regarded as one of the premier purebred swine shows in the world. The Croy entry, exhibited by Dennis Croy, won class three before being

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FSA, NRCS, SWCD and MU Extension host “Women in Ag” event

dekalb large group 2On September 24, the DeKalb County Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, and MU Extension hosted the first annual Women in Agriculture Event in DeKalb County. The event was held at the June Conley Building in Maysville, with nearly 200 in attendance.

“We started planning this event mid-summer as an opportunity to give women involved in agriculture a chance to get together, network, learn

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Harvest progress

Another dry week across Daviess County allowed crop harvest to advance. Temperatures averaged 59.4 degrees, three degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.10 inches statewide, 0.70 inches below normal. Corn harvest was 67% complete, 25% points ahead of last year and 7% points ahead of the 5-year average. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 51%, 15% points behind last year and 13% points behind the 5-year average. Soybean harvest was 17% complete,

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Brammer participates in Teach Ag Day

students brammerFuture agriscience teachers, including Breanne Brammer of Gallatin, a student at the University of Missouri, spent a week in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2015 National Teach Ag Day celebration. The future agriscience teachers, who are majoring in agricultural education at universities and colleges across the United States, were selected from a pool of nationwide candidates to participate in the Future Agriscience Teacher symposium. The FAST symposium is a

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Scaling up to meet demand for local food

 is topic of the ‘Seeds of Prosperity’ program, Nov. 5-7 in Springfield.

Demand for local food in Missouri is strong and growing stronger, according to Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

“In short, buyers want to buy more local food, consumers want to eat more local food, and growers want to grow more local food. We are trying to connect the dots to get that

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Two from Winston on Trailer of Champions

Winston FFA Chapter announced that two of its members had the honor of displaying projects on the Trailer of Champions at the 2015 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia in August. Georgia Caldwell was recognized for exhibiting the Reserve Grand Champion Winter Squash, which she raises along with pumpkins on her farm outside of Winston. She also exhibited a watermelon and tomatoes. Gillian Heldenbrand received the Reserve Grand Champion Wall Hanging,

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Farmer Cooperators Needed

University of Missouri Extension is seeking local growers to establish test plots this fall. These plots will be replicated strip tests using growers’ equipment and harvested using yield monitors to record yield data. The first trials will be planting cover crops with other trials such as phosphorus fertilization following. Cover crop trials are especially important to protect water quality and find suitable practices to protect it. 

If you are interested

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Snow Receives Award for Forage Production


Zane Snow, a 2015 graduate of Winston R-6 FFA Chapter, was recently recognized for receiving a bronze rating on his forage production proficiency application. This extensive process evaluated Snow, and other winners from their respective states in the forage production category, in areas such as hours worked, wages earned, skills advanced, and goals obtained, just to name a few.

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Women in Ag: Home Grown Event Set for Sept. 24

The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and MU Extension are hosting the first annual Women in Ag “Home Grown” Event at the June Conley Building in Maysville on September 24. Seating is still available; be sure and make reservations.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for attendees to visit local vendors, followed by a Container Gardening Workshop at

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