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Winston students attend FFA science day

school-winston-ffaSixteen members of the Winston FFA Chapter attended the Hundley-Whaley FFA Ag Science Day in Albany on Sept. 15, where they listened to guest speakers on various agriculture topics including agronomy, conservation, technology, and machinery. Some students were brave enough to reach into the rumen compartment of a dairy cow’s stomach. Katie Martin is the instructor in agricultural education/FFA at Winston R-6 School District. Pictured are, left to right, front

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MDC encourages deer hunters to Share the Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages deer hunters around the state to share their harvest through the state’s Share the Harvest program. Administered by MDC and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM), Share the Harvest coordinates the efforts of thousands of deer hunters, about 100 participating meat processors, numerous local supporting organizations, and a handful of statewide sponsors.

The program works by deer hunters donating their extra venison —

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Century Farm families help county celebrate rich legacy

The theme of this year’s Daviess County Chautauqua is “Our Rich Heritage” and Century Farm families have been asked to bring their tractors, trailers, trucks and anything else farm-related to serve as special grand marshals at the 2016 Chautauqua Parade.

The parade will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. The parade line-up will start at the Baptist Church, 511 West Richardson Street, and head towards Main Street

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Lana Corwin receives service award

corwin-lana_15yrsDaviess County Farm Bureau Customer Service Representative (CSR) Lana Corwin was recognized by Missouri Farm Bureau for 15 years of service to the organization. She received a certificate from Blake Hurst, Missouri Farm Bureau President, during the Missouri Farm Bureau CSR Conference Sept. 7 at The Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

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MDC holding auction Oct. 15 in Salem

Items include used vehicles and equipment. Get full list at mdc.mo.gov/auction.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a public auction of various used Department vehicles and equipment on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 10 a.m. at its Salem Maintenance Center located at the junction of Highway 72 and Highway 32. The auction will include boats, outboard motors, tractors, trailers, farm equipment, and vehicles.

Those interested can view

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Renewable Natural Gas Production Begins at Large Manure-to-Energy Project

manure-to-energyRoeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) announced that the first Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) produced from methane captured using covered manure lagoons at a Smithfield Hog Production farm near Albany, Missouri is now being injected into the national pipeline for distribution and use across the country. The completion of RNG production facilities at Ruckman Farm is a significant milestone for the $120 million project, which is the largest manure-to-energy project of its

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Winston FFA hosts national president

winston-state-ffaThe Winston FFA Chapter had the honor of hosting the National FFA President Taylor McNeel of Vilonia, Ark., on Sept. 1 and 2 as a part of the annual National FFA Officer visit in Northwest Missouri. McNeel was elected to the 2015-16 National FFA Officer team at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo.

On Thursday WHS FFA Members and their families enjoyed food and fellowship at the yearly Back-to-School

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MDC offers Deer Management Workshop at Jamesport

A White-tailed buck searching for a doe during the fall season at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, MO.

A White-tailed buck searching for a doe during the fall season at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, MO.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free Whitetail Deer Management workshop 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Jamesport City Park Community Building, 708 S. Grant St., in Jamesport. Experts will discuss white-tailed deer and how land management practices can improve deer herd

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Three awarded scholarships from MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Alden awarded Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship

Haley Alden of Hamilton, has been awarded the Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Alden, a senior majoring in agribusiness management, is the daughter of Judy Alden and Ron Alden.

The Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship was established in 1981 by the estate of Elyzabeth Schell. The Schells were in

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