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Winston Dairy places well at state contest

Congratulations to the Winston FFA Dairy Foods team for placing 19th at the State FFA Dairy Foods contest and earned a Group 2 rating. Connor Christenson placed 10th overall and earned a Group 1 rating.

Winston Academic ends 12-2, Morgan Farrell on All-District Team

Winston’s Academic Team competed in the MSHSAA District Academic (Scholar) Bowl on Saturday, April 16.

In the preliminary rounds, the Redbirds posted victories over Pattonsburg (320-80)

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Farmers kick up some dust…weather ideal for planting


Missouri farmers learned from last year’s planting season.

crop condition

Weather last week provided ideal planting conditions for corn and rice, according to the USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report for Missouri. Temperatures averaged 56.2 degrees, 1.3 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.65 inches statewide, 0.34 inches below normal. In the Northwest Region, there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 17. Corn planting was 49% complete.

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Northwest Missouri Grazing School 2016

Management intensive grazing (also known as rotational grazing management) is a system where grazing is managed for both the benefit of the livestock and forage. Livestock graze in each pasture long enough to harvest the forage, but are removed before too much leaf area is consumed. A basic system may have four or five pastures while a more management intensive system will have eight to 10 pastures.

The single most

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Students attend Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City

It was a busy day for 425 high school students involved in Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day April 14, including six from Daviess County — Jarod Rains, Kince Hutchinson, Declan Schweizer, Lilly Simons, Skylar Reynolds and Haize Wilson. For 22 years, the event has brought students and their legislators together at the State Capitol. Youth Leadership Day is sponsored by the Missouri Farm Bureau Promotion and Education.

Students visited

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Only time will tell extent of damage from cold

By Tim Baker, MU Horticulture Specialist

Our recent cold snap on the morning of April 9 has been of concern to orchard owners, especially in the northern part of our area. Apples were at the “pink” stage, and some blossoms had opened up into a full bloom. The low temperatures encountered that morning were cold enough to give us some concern. Before I discuss what our situation might be, I

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Opportunity Abounds in Agriculture

by Dan Cassidy

Spring is the time of year when high school seniors start counting down their remaining days at home, and parents ponder whether to turn their bedroom into a gym, storage closet or playroom for the family dogs.  In my case, the sting of a senior prank gone bad was soon replaced by the uncertainty of plans for the coming fall.  A career in agriculture was planned but

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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.

web_school winston ffa Gillian Heldenbrand & Dalton Youtsey-Record Books

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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