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Growing Grass in the Shade

by Tim Baker, Extension Professional and Horticulture Specialist

One common question I frequently receive concerns how to establish and maintain a lawn in the shade. While we like to have shade trees in the yard, it’s sometimes difficult to persuade grass that it needs to grow underneath those spreading branches. Grass prefers to grow in full sunlight, and the reduced sunlight and the increased competition for water and nutrients makes

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Foley Family Farm Celebrates 175 Years

The Foley Family Farm located at 26904 Waltz Avenue in south-central Daviess County, will celebrate its 175th anniversary on May 24.

Elijah Foley represented the first family to settle in the area. The Foley family homestead was built in 1884 in Monroe Township, Daviess County. It was built by Elijah Madison and Laura Brosius Foley, representing the second generation. Elijah and Laura had been living nearby in a log cabin

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Protecting Missouri’s White-Tailed Deer

Infectious diseases such as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) threaten Missouri deer, as well as the activities of 520,000 Missouri deer hunters, landowners, wildlife watchers, 12,000 Missouri jobs, and Missouri businesses and communities that depend on the $1 billion in economic activity related to deer hunting and watching.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is working with hunters, landowners, businesses, and partner organizations to identify and limit the spread of CWD in

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Grazing School Set for June 10-11

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and University of Missouri Extension will present the 2014 Northwest Missouri Grazing School at the Hundley Whaley Agriculture Experiment Station in Albany June 10 and 11.

The “tuition” will be $60 per person (second person with full registration will be $30). The tuition covers the costs of the seminars including mileage reimbursement, meals, refreshments, on-farm tour equipment, fence and water system demonstration, materials and the

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Quail Management Workshop, Field Day

The Missouri Department of Conservation in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Caldwell, Carroll and Ray Counties will be presenting a Quail Management Workshop at Pete Blair’s Riverview Properties, three miles south of Cowgill from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

Topics to be discussed: quail biology; quail habitat requirements; CPR management practices; other cost-share programs; conservation contractors; warm

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Jamesport FFA Hosts Petting Zoo, Farm Safety Day

Due to poor weather conditions which postponed the original date in February, Jamesport FFA members have worked hard to reschedule and re-vamp their annual FFA Petting Zoo and Farm Safety Day. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 12 at the Jamesport Ag Department.

Petting zoo animals will range from ducks to donkeys, but the farm safety event is what has members excited.

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R-3 Cream of Crop at FFA Convention

Oscar Roedel of North Daviess R-3 was one of 16 finalists in Forestry Management Proficiency at the Missouri State FFA Convention held April 24-25. Chrystina Lewis received her state degree. Chrystina was one of 777 out of 25,000 FFA students in the state to be recognized with a degree. Brooke Dustman served in the media room and represented the Area 2 Officer Team at the convention. Harrison Pettit and Mikah

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Brammer to Serve on National Advisory Team

Breanne Brammer, Gallatin native and GHS graduate, is motivated and determined to make a positive impact on the world. As a senior at the University of Missouri studying science and agriculture journalism, she is off to a good start. From international experiences to leadership positions and internships, Brammer pursues experiences that set her apart from her peers and prepare her to pursue her dream of practicing agriculture and environmental law

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Area Students Elected as Club Officers

Area students elected to the NCMC ag club are pictured, seated from left: Jacob Roth and Shelby Lowrey; standing from left: Megan Beck, Cyrsten Lollar, and Sara Miles. [Submitted]

The North Central Missouri College Ag Club/postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS) organization has elected officers for the 2014-15 school year, including Megan Beck of Gallatin as secretary. Elected were Cyrsten Lollar (Chillicothe), president; Shelby Lowrey (Laredo) and Sara Miles (Leonard), vice presidents;

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