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Winston takes home gold, Gillian Heldenbrand elected Area 2 FFA Treasurer

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Gillian Heldenbrand, Area 2 Treasurer

Winston R-6 FFA students competed in the Area 2 FFA Leadership Development Events on March 9, with several students receiving gold awards and Gillian Heldenbrand elected as Area 2 Treasurer following officer interviews.

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Gillian Heldenbrand & Dalton Youtsey both received Gold ratings

Results were as follows: Creed Speaking-Shelby Mason-Silver rating; Reporter’s Scrapbook-Elizabeth O’Dell-Silver rating; Treasurer’s Scrapbook-Drew Neth-Bronze rating; Complete Ownership Record Book-Dalton Youtsey-Gold rating; Complete

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Brammer receives ag scholarship

web_student brammer scholBASF, the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) presented scholarships to future leaders who share a passion and motivation for advancing the industry at the 2016 Commodity Classic trade show in New Orleans, including a scholarship of $1,000 to Breanne Brammer of Gallatin – a graduate student studying agriculture education at the  University of Missouri.

Breanne received the National Corn Growers

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Area 2 officers selected

The 2016-2017 Area 2 FFA officers were selected March 9, 2016, at Cameron through an interview process. The new officer team is pictured, left to right, front row, Allison Batson (reporter), Claire Stuedle (sentinel), Seth Gibson (chaplain), Avery Webb (historian), Jacob Graham (parliamentarian); back row, Gillian Heldenbrand (treasurer), Tanner Daugherty(secretary), Mattison Ishmael (2nd vice-president), Madelyn Warren (1st vice-president), and Mariah Fox (president). [Submitted Photo]

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Four from Gallatin FFA receive first place in proficiency

The Gallatin FFA Chapter recently submitted 18 proficiency award applications to the Area II Association proficiency night. Proficiency awards are based upon a students Supervised Agriculture Education project. Applications are judged based upon project scope, earnings, and leadership activities of the member.

Four Gallatin FFA members received first place in their respective proficiency area and will represent the chapter at the State FFA Convention in April. They were: Kase Critten-

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Conference looks at opportunities with small acreages, April 2 in St. Joseph

Small acreages offer a variety of ways to generate income, ranging from raising fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry to enhancing your property for outdoor recreation or agritourism.

A University of Missouri Extension conference, April 2 in St. Joseph, will explore opportunities to put small acreages to work.

The third annual Small Acreage and Land Entrepreneurs (SALE) Conference gives small-acreage owners the opportunity to learn and network on a variety of

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Prescribed burn workshop March 19

A Prescribed Burn Workshop will be held starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Pony Express Conservation Area. From Cameron take Hwy. 36 west eight miles (or two miles west of Osborn), then take Maple Road north 2.3 miles to the MDC Multi-Purpose Building. Follow the signs.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. with a classroom session. Hands-on demo burn will follow, weather permitting. Landowners should

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Extension holds annual dinner, elects officers

Daviess County Extension Council members present were, left to right, front row, Bill Estes, Mandy Prescott, Jayla Smith, Alicia Chrisman, Bob Teegarden; back row, Marcia Bird, Cory Endicott, Raymond Heldenbrand, Melinda Uthe, and Franklin Dunningston.

Daviess-Caldwell Extension Council held its annual dinner on Feb. 23 at the United Methodist Church in Hamilton honoring State Fair Farm Families, Century Farm Families, and those on the Leader’s Honor Roll.

State Fair Farm

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Hunter Education skills session scheduled in Gallatin

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently revised the Hunter Education course for student convenience and to emphasize hands-on training. The course is now a two-step process.

The first step is to complete the knowledge-based training through one of three options.

Option 1: Take the online/mobile study portion and complete the review quizzes. The student must show the Missouri Skills Session Qualifier Certificate to enter the Skills Session.

Option 2: Complete,

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He didn’t plan to be a farmer

When Steven Huffman was a teenager attending the Tri-County R-7 High School in Jamesport his plans for after graduation were “college and a career making fat stacks of cash.” He didn’t plan to be a farmer like his father.

“This is America, where all kids are supposed to grow up to have better paying, easier jobs than their parents,” he said. “But after figuring out the corporate suit-and-tie rat race

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