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Young skunks strike out on their own in August

Discover nature and learn more about Missouri’s smelliest mammal.

August marks a time of change not only for humans, but wildlife as well. Children head back to the classrooms for a new school year and in the wild, it’s time for young skunks to strike out on their own. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to discover nature by learning more about Missouri’s smelliest mammal.

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Gallatin FFA officers attend session to further skills

school ffa area twoEight members of the Gallatin FFA Chapter officer team attended the Area II FFA Association Chapter Officer Institute on August 1. The institute was held at the Litton Ag Center with over 17 Area II chapters attending. Chapter officers attended break out sessions designed to further their skills within their respective offices and participated in several team building exercises. Members attending are pictured, left to right, front row, Taylor Rardon,

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Second annual Women in Ag event on Sept. 8

The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and MU Extension are hosting the second annual Women in Ag “Happy & Healthy County Women” Event at the June Conley Building in Maysville on September 8. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for attendees to visit local vendors, followed by a gardening and flower workshop, a wine making presentation and this

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Morgan Corwin to receive Eagle Scout award 

Morgan Corwin of Boy Scout Troop 67 will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony Sunday, Aug. 7, at 3 p.m. at Dockery Park in Gallatin.  A reception will follow. The public is invited to attend and is encouraged to bring a lawn chair for the outdoor ceremony.

In announcing the Court of Honor, Troop Committee Chairman, Mike Arnold, stated, “This is an opportunity for our community to celebrate

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Tomato disease comes in threes

The most common diseases that infect tomatoes can be divided into three types: fungal, bacterial, and viral. Diseases caused by fungi are often the easiest to control. Bacterial diseases are a bit more difficult, and viral diseases are essentially impossible to control, once established in the plant. There are many kinds of diseases in each of these categories known to infect tomatoes, but I will only give an example or

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Focus on Forages at Hundley Whaley

University of Missouri Extension will present Focus on Forages VIII on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center in Albany.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Tour of “Forage System” Plots
  • Tour of Cool-Season Grass Plots
  • Comparison of novel-endophyte varieties
  • Comparison of Kentucky-31, Orchardgrass and Smooth Bromegrass
  • Economics of Different Forage Systems
  • Reading and Interpreting Mineral Tags
  • Balancing Forage Yield and Forage Quality
  • Spray/Smother/Spray Technique for Renovating Forages
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MDC awards $338,490 in grants to 156 fire departments

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces grant awards totaling $338,490 to 156 rural fire departments in Missouri as part of the Department’s annual Volunteer Fire Assistance Matching Grant Program. The grants help these small-town, mostly volunteer fire departments buy personal protective gear and firefighting equipment.

“Rural fire departments that apply for the grants can receive up to $4,000 in grant funds from the Conservation Department and U.S. Forest Service

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2016 Daviess County Junior Livestock Show Results

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If you need it you can find it at the Amish school auction

The Annual Two-Day Spring Hill Amish School Consignment Auction was held June 6 and 7 on a farm located one mile west of Jamesport on Hwy. NN. Pictures were taken at the auction on Thursday, July 7, which sold horses, buggies, wagons, saddles, harness, machinery and much more. Household, stove, washing machines, antiques and collectibles were sold on Wednesday. Ray Pettit and Mose Graber were auctioneers with help from as

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