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Daviess County fifth graders attend water festival      

University of Missouri Extension hosted a Water Festival for 94 Daviess County fifth grade students and their teachers on March 22 at the First Baptist Church in Gallatin. Those schools participating included Gallatin, Pattonsburg, Tri-County and Winston. The students spent a full day learning about soil erosion, water conservation, habitat adaptation by birds and mammals, biodiversity in ecosystems, point and non-point source pollution, soil types and their ability to hold

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Alicia Endicott honored with 4-H volunteer award

Alicia Endicott of Daviess County was honored with a 2017 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award by the Missouri 4-H Foundation on March 17. Endicott was one of 35 volunteers recognized for her commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.

State 4-H Council member Echo Essick, right, presents the 2017 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award to Alicia Endicott of Daviess County.

“It is with great

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Gallatin FFA earns recognition in Area II Leadership Event

Several Gallatin FFA members participated in the Area II Leadership Development Events held March 8 in Cameron and March 15 in Gallatin.

Graydee Rains placed second and received a gold for his complete record book. Tom Crouse received a bronze medal for his incomplete record book.

Zoe Bradford received a silver medal for her placement record book. Megan Cox and Jacob Wilson received a bronze for the Chapter Secretary Book

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MoDNR hosts free pesticide collection in Fairfax March 25

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the University of Missouri – Graves-Chapple Research Center, will provide a free pesticide collection event from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 25, at 29955 Outer Road in Fairfax.

The collection is open to all Missouri farmers and households, and will take unwanted pesticides including: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing pesticides. Paint, explosives, fire extinguishers, yard

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Pollinator crops and beekeeping meeting

The Greenhills Beekeepers Club will be hosting an informational meeting on Pollinator Crops: Their Importance and Production, Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Braymer. There is no cost for attending the program.

Presenters will include Dan Switzer, discussing various conservation cost share programs through NRCS and FSA for establishing pollinator crops. Tim Baker with the University of Missouri Extension will also discuss some of

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Metzgar retires from extension after 37 years

Karma (Overmiller) Metzgar is retiring from University of Missouri Extension effective May 1, 2017.

She started her extension career in June of 1980 as regional nutrition specialist in Nodaway County serving five counties in the Northwest Area.

Eventually she would cover 15 counties in the Northwest Region. In November of 2002, she became the Northwest Region regional director covering 15 counties and then 19 counties after further reorganization.

For nearly

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Wetland Reserve Enhancement Project Deadline is April 24

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications until April 24 for technical and financial assistance to help conservation partners and landowners protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands.

Restored wetlands improve water quality downstream and improve wildlife habitat, while also providing flood prevention and recreational benefits to communities. Funding will be provided through NRCS’ Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP​), part of the

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MU Extension Council for Daviess County holds annual dinner, recognizes two farm families, elects officers

The Century Farm of John and Nancy Gann, is represented by, left to right, front row, Stacey Gann, Dyson Fry, Nancy Gann, John “Doc” Gann, Nichole Gann, Missy Gann; back row, Justice Fry, Nicole Gann, Barron Gann, Kyle Gann, Todd Gann.

The Century Farm of Mildred and the late Garold McDaniel, is represented by, left to right, front row, Tiffany Arndt, Mia Arndt, Jayleigh Arndt, Leisa Whisler and Trinity Kile;

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Deer workshop in Princeton

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free White-tailed Deer Management Workshop 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Country Wood banquet facility, 707 Grant St., in Princeton. This is a chance for landowners and property managers to learn about ways to boost white-tailed deer on their land.

Jason Severe, MDC resource forester, will discuss woodland management for deer. Conservation Agent Jim Palmer will talk about

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