Missouri farmers featured in AgrAbility Virtual State Fair

AgrAbility projects from 19 states, including Missouri, are part of the AgrAbility Virtual State Fair in October.

Free virtual SARE grant writing workshop set for Oct. 13

Registration is open for a free workshop to learn how to write a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer/Rancher grant.
The online workshop is offered 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, via Zoom.

MO Pork Association calls for applicant to the Youth Pork Ambassador program

    The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2021 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.

Missouri Industrial Hemp Program receives federal stamp of approval

Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced federal approval of the state’s Industrial Hemp Plan, which sets the regulatory framework through the 2021 growing season and provides the Department with primary oversight of industrial hemp production in the state. With the approval, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service affirmed that Missouri’s plan complies with federal law and regulations.

Missouri 4-H develops youth nutrition ambassador program

Earlier this summer, a special group of Kansas City area teens worked diligently to meet others’ needs in the midst of a pandemic. Part of an innovative new club format, six 4-H members assembled and distributed 54 healthy recipe kits to families through a partnership with the Walmart Foundation and the mobile food pantry at Kansas City’s Ruskin High School.