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Ag and Rural Lifestyle Show

ST. JOSEPH, MO — On Friday, Jan. 23 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.), and Saturday, Jan. 24 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), the St. Joe Civic Arena hosts the 20th Annual Ag & Rural Lifestyle Show. The event will include daily seminars, more than 100 vendors, and door prizes. For more information, visit cindybarnesproductions.com.

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13 Winston Students Attend FFA Greenhand Motivational Conference

On Jan. 8, freshman and sophomore Winston FFA members traveled to North Central Missouri College Campus in Trenton for the Greenhand Motivational Conference. Thirteen R-6 FFA members, along with Advisor Katie Martin, had the opportunity to learn about being positive role models, getting involved, making sound choices, becoming active team members, and making a positive difference in their lives, school and community. This activity was presented by the State FFA

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Producers Invited to Attend Daviess County Farm Bill Meeting

University of Missouri Extension and the Daviess County Farm Service Agency are hosting a Farm Bill Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, from 1-4 p.m. at the Daviess County Farm Service Agency located in Gallatin. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Meeting attendees will learn about Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Bill programs including Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

Kirby Payne, Farm Service

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Truck Overturns North of Gallatin

Ronald Scott Bumgarner II of New Hampton was not injured when the 1995 International truck he was driving overturned at about 9:55 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2014. The accident happened at Hwy. 13 and Hwy. 6 intersection north of Gallatin. Mr. Bumgarner II was making a right turn from Hwy. 6 to Hwy. 13. He was going too fast, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and

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FSA Announces New Yield Data for Safety Net Calculations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini offered farmers new information to update program payment yields that will help them better select protections offered by the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.

The new programs, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, are cornerstones of the commodity farm safety, offering farmers protection when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices and

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Renew Applicator’s License, Get Update

by Tim Baker, MU Horticulture Specialist

Every year, extension agricultural specialists in the Northwest Region conduct meetings that we call “Ag Updates.” These are held in almost all of the counties in our region.

The idea behind these meetings is to provide another place for pesticide applicators to obtain or renew their Private Applicator’s License. In addition, the agronomist will update the farmers on new research, insects, diseases, or anything

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Brammer Named CAFNR Outstanding Senior

Breanne Brammer, a 2011 GHS alumni, graduated with honors from the University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. She was selected as the Outstanding Senior from her graduating class based on her academics, leadership and internships. The 2014 fall commencement ceremony was held Dec. 20 at the Hearns Center.

Breanne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science and Agricultural Journalism with a dual minor in International

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Great Plains Growers Conference January 8-10

by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist

Ever since moving to the Northwest Extension Region, I have been working on the organizing committee for the Great Plains Growers Conference. This is a premier conference for horticulture producers, with many new ideas presented from growers, researchers, and Extension specialists. The conference is organized by Extension educators from five states: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. We hold the conference every January in

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2015 Firearms Deer, Turkey Season Dates Approved

At its regular meeting today in Jefferson City, the Missouri Conservation Commission set dates for the 2015 firearms turkey and deer hunting seasons.

Firearms turkey season dates are:

Spring youth season – April 11 and 12; Regular spring season – April 20 through May 10; Fall firearms season – Oct. 1 through 31.

Firearms deer season dates are:

Urban portion – Oct. 9 through 12; Early youth portion – Oct.

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