Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Missouri commercial poultry flock

Federal officials have confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial chicken flock in Stoddard County, Missouri. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic influenza (HPAI) in the commercial broiler chicken flock.

Screenings Can Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

By Becky Smith, AOCNP, Phelps Health
Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer, affecting both men and women in the United States. Colorectal cancer refers to any type of cancer found in the lower part of the digestive system, including the large intestine (colon) and rectum.

MU Extension launches Mizzou Crop & Pest News

University of Missouri Extension has launched Mizzou Crop & Pest News, an electronic newsletter for agriculture professionals and extension specialists that provides information on current agronomic challenges.

Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority opens grant opportunities for Missouri producers

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announces the opening of two funding opportunities, while also announcing recipients of the most recent grant cycle. MASBDA is accepting applications for two programs that add value to Missouri agricultural products and aid the economy of a rural community.

Community improvement grants available to 4-H and FFA youth

    Developing a thriving rural Missouri is important to FCS Financial. The Shaping Rural Missouri Grant program offers Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations $500 grants to implement projects that will benefit their rural communities and youth development.

Gardening club installs new officers

    The Gardeners of the Forest City held their February meeting at the St. James Senior Center’s meeting room. The meeting was co-hosted by Fred Mussig and Kristy Kochis. A delicious display of vegetables, fruit, including chocolate dipped strawberries, Valentine sugar cookies, and brownies were served.