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University of Missouri Extension Can Help People Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

By Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

Staying strong can mean staying healthy, as well as remaining independent longer. University of Missouri nutrition and health education specialist, Janet Hackert, will offer the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy class to help people learn how to build up their muscular strength so they can prolong being able to do the things they enjoy doing and need to do.

The class will

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Bees are all the buzz…next classes in Bethany

by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist

A few weeks ago I wrote about a beginning beekeeping meeting that we were holding in Braymer.  We had an excellent turnout, with over 65 in attendance. There was also strong interest in starting a bee club there as well.

But it never fails… someone didn’t get the word in time. Whenever I get a call from someone who wishes that they could have attended,

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Brammer participates in Teach Ag Day

students brammerFuture agriscience teachers, including Breanne Brammer of Gallatin, a student at the University of Missouri, spent a week in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2015 National Teach Ag Day celebration. The future agriscience teachers, who are majoring in agricultural education at universities and colleges across the United States, were selected from a pool of nationwide candidates to participate in the Future Agriscience Teacher symposium. The FAST symposium is a

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Scaling up to meet demand for local food

 is topic of the ‘Seeds of Prosperity’ program, Nov. 5-7 in Springfield.

Demand for local food in Missouri is strong and growing stronger, according to Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

“In short, buyers want to buy more local food, consumers want to eat more local food, and growers want to grow more local food. We are trying to connect the dots to get that

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Public invited to join trip

Members of the public are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding an organized group trip to Germany-Italy-Switzerland next summer.  The meeting will be Oct. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sugg room at Ketcham Community Center on the NCMC campus in Trenton.

This meeting is open for anyone interested in traveling on this trip and the opportunity to ask questions. Information will be available on dates, enrollment

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In the Event of an Evacuation

Students are from left: Noah Engel, Tanner Wilson, Rian Critten.

Earlier this month, Chief Richards and Detective Vaughn with the Gallatin Police Department conducted a school bus evacuation training for bus drivers of the Gallatin School District. This training was aimed toward giving bus drivers the training needed to prepare students on how to quickly and safely evacuate the bus should there be an emergency. Bus drivers and small groups

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Spoken Word Poet with NFL Ties to Perform in Area

web_OddRodNorth Central Missouri College (Residence Life Department) will present a free program by Roderick “Odd?Rod” Borisade, at 9 p.m., on Thursday, September 17th in the Cross Coffee Shop. Odd?Rodd has been touring colleges since 2011, Odd?Rod has covered over 100 college campuses (sometimes twice) and been voted as APCA’s (Association Of Promotional Campus Activities) 2014 Spoken Word Artist of the Year and 2014 Entertainer of the Year. Easily separated from

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Winston Receives $10,000 Donation from BTC

Winston Elementary School recently received financial support from BTC Bank of Gallatin in the amount of $10,000. The money will go toward the purchase of Chromebooks for use in the classroom. “Increasing the students’ accessibility to computer technology is essential to develop skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world,” said R-6 Elementary School Principal Pam Madison. “We thank BTC for the generous donation.” Current resources allow Winston teachers to

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Farmer Cooperators Needed

University of Missouri Extension is seeking local growers to establish test plots this fall. These plots will be replicated strip tests using growers’ equipment and harvested using yield monitors to record yield data. The first trials will be planting cover crops with other trials such as phosphorus fertilization following. Cover crop trials are especially important to protect water quality and find suitable practices to protect it. 

If you are interested

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