Missouri NRCS announces February 26th cut-off date for Conservation Stewardship Program-Classic

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)-Classic, formerly known as CSP-General.

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship deadline is Monday, February 1

    The Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee are accepting applications for Youth in Agriculture scholarships for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2021. The application form can be found on the Fair’s website at mostatefair.com. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2021. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and three additional copies.

Annual poster contest being held by the Gasconade County SWCD

    The Gasconade County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is sponsoring their 2021 Annual Poster Contest.  The theme this year is:  Healthy Forests=Healthy Communities.

Missouri farmer spreads MU Extension mission to beginning producers

Missouri’s array of soils and topography allows producers to grow an extensive list of vegetables, from leafy greens to cucurbits.
Springfield farmer Curtis Millsap is one of many producers who benefit from University of Missouri Extension guidance on commercial horticulture. Since 2003 he and his wife, Sarah, have been working with MU Extension, particularly horticulture specialist Patrick Byers.