MU Extension guide shows how cover crops can benefit pollinators, wildlife

University of Missouri Extension recently released guidelines for managing cover crops to benefit pollinators and wildlife.

Missouri Pork Association now accepting applications for 2023 Youth Pork Ambassador Program

            The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2023 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four year institution. The Ambassador will not only be awarded a scholarship; but will also have many opportunities to increase their knowledge of the pork industry.

MU to host free ag lenders webinar Oct. 7

The University of Missouri will host a free webinar for agricultural lenders, credit managers, rural land appraisers, congressional staffers, county commissioners and ag service providers 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday, Oct. 7.

Avian influenza confirmed in Midwest during fall migratory season

Missouri poultry producers are encouraged to review and tighten biosecurity protocols in light of the avian influenza virus confirmation in poultry throughout the Midwest.

Missouri recognizes Farm Safety and Health Week

• Farm Safety Week is set for Sept. 19-23, 2022.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture is celebrating Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been recognized during the third week of September since established by President Roosevelt in 1944. This year’s theme, coined by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), is Protecting Agriculture’s Future.

Missouri Soybeans Introduces Soy Innovation Challenge

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) is partnering with Missouri FFA to introduce the Soy Innovation Challenge to high school agricultural education classes. The Soy Innovation Challenge aims to engage FFA members in creating valuable exhibits and ideas based on the soy value chain to display at Missouri Soybeans’ Center for Soy Innovation.