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National 4-H Week – Salute to our youth!


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Pawpaws anyone?

By Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist

If you happen to be out in the woods this fall, you may come across an interesting fruit that resembles a short, stout banana from 2 to 5 inches long.  The skin is initially a light green, turning brown when the fruits are ripe.  Ripe fruits have the consistency of egg custard.  What have you found?  Assuming you have identified it correctly, (and DON’T eat

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12 from Gallatin FFA received chapter degrees


Twelve Members of the Gallatin FFA Chapter travelled to Chillicothe on Sept. 21 to participate in the Area II FFA Chapter Degree Ceremony. Over 150 Chapter Degree recipients from the 21 Area II schools participated. The Chapter FFA Degree is the highest degree that can be earned at the chapter level. To earn this degree, students must have a satisfactory Supervised Agriculture Experiences (SAE) project, demonstrate leadership skills, and be

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MDC to host white-tailed deer management workshop

Free workshop Oct. 22 at Chillicothe focuses on deer habitat and research

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free white-tailed deer management workshop 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Comfort Inn Suites Conference Center, 250 W. Business 36, in Chillicothe. This workshop will provide expert advice on managing deer on private land, provide an overview of Missouri deer research, note hunting regulation changes,

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Deer Hunters: Help MDC find and limit CWD by having deer tested

Hunters harvesting deer during opening firearms weekend in 29 counties in northeast, central, and east-central Missouri must have deer tested for chronic wasting disease.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a deadly deer disease that has been found in northeast, central, and east-central Missouri. According to wildlife-disease experts with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), chronic wasting disease has the potential to greatly reduce deer numbers, deer health, and deer hunting

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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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