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 MFA Incorporated announces construction of rail facility near Hamilton, Mo.

MFA Incorporated, a grain marketing and farm supply cooperative based in Columbia, Mo., recently announced a joint venture with MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned energy supply cooperative, to build a shuttle-loader facility on the Union Pacific Railroad approximately five miles east of Hamilton.

The grain-handling facility will consist of 2 million bushels of permanent storage and 1.5 million bushels of temporary storage along with a loop rail siding to accommodate

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Cayden Johnson receives MFA Foundation Scholarship

web_Johnson, CaydenCayden BreAnne Johnson, a graduating senior at Gallatin R-5 High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation scholarship. The scholarship was awarded at the school’s graduation ceremonies.

Cayden Johnson is the daughter of Jennifer Johnson and James Johnson. Cayden plans to attend Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.

The scholarship was sponsored by MFA Agri Services in Gallatin.

It is one of approximately 340 scholarships presented this year by

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Grady receives Cattlemen’s scholarship

student gradyCooper Grady, son of Will and Cindy Grady, was awarded one of two $500 scholarships by the I-35 Cattlemen’s. The I-35 Cattlemen’s is a five county organization that encompasses Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, Clinton, and Clay counties.  Pictured from left to right: Brad Bray, I-35 Cattlemen’s President, Cindy Grady, Will Grady, Cooper Grady, and I-35 Cattlemen’s Vice-President Kenny Youtsey. [Submitted Photo]


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MDC to hold vehicle and equipment auction

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a public auction of various used Department vehicles and equipment on Saturday, June 4, starting at 10 a.m. at its Salem Maintenance Center located at the junction of Highway 72 and Highway 32 in Salem. The auction will include boats, outboard motors, tractors, dozers, farm equipment and vehicles.

Those interested can view auction items on Friday, June 3, at the Salem Maintenance

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Addison Burns chosen for FFA ag leadership academy

In 2016, the top 100 FFA Greenhands, including Addison Burns of Gallatin, were selected to participate in HYMAX through a competitive written application process.

HYMAX is a youth leadership conference designed for promising ninth grade students to reach their full potential.

Academy members will experience this innovative agricultural leadership academy at the Missouri FFA Camp Rising Sun at the Lake of the Ozarks June 17-19.

During the week long conference,

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Gallatin FBLA Success at State . . . 24 Will Advance to National Competition in Atlanta!

From April 24-26, nearly 4,500 students grades 5-12, college students, and advisers, descended upon Springfield, MO for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference.

Gallatin High School had 55 members in attendance, under the direction and support of adviser Mrs. Barb Holcomb.

Students main focus was competitive events, in which nearly 3,400 of the attendees participated in.  Events range from Accounting I to

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Winston Dairy Team places high, Hullinger in state chorus

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Pictured left to right are Jacob Hullinger, Shelby Mason, Ross Nelson, Brooke Heldenbrand, and Connor Christensen. [Submitted Photo]

Five students from the Winston FFA Chapter traveled to Columbia for the 88th Missouri State FFA Convention. The Winston Dairy Foods Team consisting of Connor Christensen, Brooke Heldenbrand, Shelby Mason, and Ross Nelson placed 19th, earning a Group 2 Team rating. Connor Christensen placed 10th overall and earned a Group 1 Individual

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MU Extension guide lists first, last frost dates by region

Spring and fall can be anxious times for gardeners. At the beginning of the growing season, you want to start the garden as early as possible, and at the end you hope for a few extra harvest days.

An online resource from University of Missouri Extension makes it easier to predict first and last frost dates for your specific region. The Missouri Frost/Freeze Probabilities Guide is available at http://ipm.missouri.edu/frostfreezeguide.


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MFA given approval to proceed with grain center

Legal steps paving the way for the development of 240 acres in Caldwell County by MFA to build a major grain distribution center were recently approved.

According to courthouse minutes dated Feb. 16, published by the Caldwell County News on April 20, county commissioners voted to accept the recommendation of a Planning and Zoning Board to change the land from agricultural to industrial use. In a separate meeting, the Board

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