University of Missouri Extension’s newly developed Certified Master Beekeeper program will be offered in Trenton from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Jewett Norris library Hoover Theater. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
“Basic Beekeeping for Beginners” will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Those principles include the history of beekeeping, honeybee
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A Gallatin family has been nominated as the Mizzou Farm Family.
Vote for Brammer Farms as the Mizzou Farm Family, Everyone can vote once a day on the Mizzou Athletics Facebook page until October 16.
Brammer Farms supports Missouri agriculture and the Missouri tigers. Family members Breanne and Dane Brammer are current Mizzou students in
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A Braymer man was sentenced in federal court on Oct. 3 for a cattle fraud scheme that resulted in losses of more than $262,000 to his victims, according to Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
Garland Joseph “Joey” Nelson, 22, of Braymer, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F.
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By Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist
If you happen to be out in the woods this fall, you may come across an interesting fruit that resembles a short, stout banana from 2 to 5 inches long. The skin is initially a light green, turning brown when the fruits are ripe. Ripe fruits have the consistency of
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Twelve Members of the Gallatin FFA Chapter travelled to Chillicothe on Sept. 21 to participate in the Area II FFA Chapter Degree Ceremony. Over 150 Chapter Degree recipients from the 21 Area II schools participated. The Chapter FFA Degree is the highest degree that can be earned at the chapter level. To earn this
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Free workshop Oct. 22 at Chillicothe focuses on deer habitat and research
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free white-tailed deer management workshop 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Comfort Inn Suites Conference Center, 250 W. Business 36, in Chillicothe. This workshop will provide expert advice on managing
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Hunters harvesting deer during opening firearms weekend in 29 counties in northeast, central, and east-central Missouri must have deer tested for chronic wasting disease.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a deadly deer disease that has been found in northeast, central, and east-central Missouri. According to wildlife-disease experts with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), chronic
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Sixteen members of the Winston FFA Chapter attended the Hundley-Whaley FFA Ag Science Day in Albany on Sept. 15, where they listened to guest speakers on various agriculture topics including agronomy, conservation, technology, and machinery. Some students were brave enough to reach into the rumen compartment of a dairy cow’s stomach. Katie Martin is the
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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages deer hunters around the state to share their harvest through the state’s Share the Harvest program. Administered by MDC and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM), Share the Harvest coordinates the efforts of thousands of deer hunters, about 100 participating meat processors, numerous local supporting organizations, and a
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The theme of this year’s Daviess County Chautauqua is “Our Rich Heritage” and Century Farm families have been asked to bring their tractors, trailers, trucks and anything else farm-related to serve as special grand marshals at the 2016 Chautauqua Parade.
The parade will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. The parade line-up
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Daviess County Farm Bureau Customer Service Representative (CSR) Lana Corwin was recognized by Missouri Farm Bureau for 15 years of service to the organization. She received a certificate from Blake Hurst, Missouri Farm Bureau President, during the Missouri Farm Bureau CSR Conference Sept. 7 at The Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.
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Items include used vehicles and equipment. Get full list at mdc.mo.gov/auction.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a public auction of various used Department vehicles and equipment on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 10 a.m. at its Salem Maintenance Center located at the junction of Highway 72 and Highway 32. The auction will
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Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) announced that the first Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) produced from methane captured using covered manure lagoons at a Smithfield Hog Production farm near Albany, Missouri is now being injected into the national pipeline for distribution and use across the country. The completion of RNG production facilities at Ruckman Farm is a
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The Winston FFA Chapter had the honor of hosting the National FFA President Taylor McNeel of Vilonia, Ark., on Sept. 1 and 2 as a part of the annual National FFA Officer visit in Northwest Missouri. McNeel was elected to the 2015-16 National FFA Officer team at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo.
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A White-tailed buck searching for a doe during the fall season at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, MO.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free Whitetail Deer Management workshop 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Jamesport City Park Community Building, 708 S. Grant St.,
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Alden awarded Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship
Haley Alden of Hamilton, has been awarded the Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Alden, a senior majoring in agribusiness management, is the daughter of Judy Alden and Ron Alden.
The Elyzabeth H.
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“Take two cloves of garlic and call me in the morning,” Most of us likely haven’t heard that from the family physician lately.
“However, historic documents suggest that for millennia garlic was the go-to natural remedy for a wide array of ailments,” according to David Trinklein, University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist. “Its nutritional value,
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Daviess County is ahead of average amount of rain for the year by 6.11 inches and has had a total of 33.70 inches of rain by Aug. 30 (before the afternoon rain!), according to Kirby Payne at the Farm Service Agency.
Rain amounts per month are as follows:
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Landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities with candidate trees asked to contact the Department.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for a large Christmas tree for use on the governor’s mansion lawn in Jefferson City. MDC is asking landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities that may have possible candidate trees to contact
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Pictured front row, left to right, Will Grady, Cooper Grady, Cindy Grady and Calvin Grady; second row, Sherry Jones, State Fair Commissioner, Lowell Mohler, State Fair Commissioner; back row, Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension & Engagement, MU Extension, Mark Wolfe, Mo State Fair Director, Richard Fordyce, Director of Agriculture, Missouri Department of Agriculture,
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Libby Endicott of the Knee-Hi 4-H Club in Gallatin showed in the 4-H Sheep Show on Aug. 13 during the Missouri State Fair and received Champion Tunis Ewe, Reserve Champion Tunis Ram and was one of five 4-H showman to be selected for Showmanship. Libby is the daughter of Corey and Alicia Endicott of Gallatin
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Libby Endicott and Alex Endicott, both of the Knee-Hi 4-H Club in Gallatin, demonstrated their crafts on Aug. 14 at the Missouri State Fair Building in Columbia. Libby showed the audience how to make “Eggless Cookie Dough” and Alex did a working demonstration on how to make “Popsicle Stick Bracelets.” Libby and Alex were two
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The Missouri Conservation Commission met on Aug. 25, for its closed session at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Columbia, and on Aug. 26, for its regular open meeting at the MDC Central Regional Office in Columbia.
The commission suspended or revoked one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of 11 individuals for
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The Gallatin Garden Club and Craft Club met Aug. 16, at the home of the hostess Marge Hennen. Roll call was to name a flower grown by a mother or grandmother in the yard or garden. Hollyhock and peonies took the lead in answers. The club was honored to have Shelba Runyan as a guest.
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