Governor celebrates National Agriculture Week in Missouri 

Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed March 21-27, 2021, to be National Agriculture Week in Missouri. As today also marks National Agriculture Day across the nation, Governor Parson joins the Missouri Department of Agriculture in celebrating the state’s top position nationally in agriculture production.

Spring activities bring stress

The busy time of the year is upon us – prom, graduation, spring sports and end-of-school banquets. This flurry of activities can bring stress, especially in rural communities, where these activities may coincide with spring planting, says Jeremiah Terrell, a University of Missouri Extension human development specialist.

New date and location named for Missouri FFA Convention

    In the effort to hold an in-person event celebrating accomplishments of FFA members across the state while being responsible with current Covid-19-related health concerns, Missouri FFA plans to hold its 93rd Annual State FFA Convention April 30 and May 1 at the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri.

Patience is lawn owner's friend in March

Be mellow until the forsythia turns yellow. That’s the advice from University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Lee Miller for applying crabgrass pre-emergent herbicides to lawns.

4-H Youth Test Skills at State 4-H Horse Judging Contest

The University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Horse Judging Contest was held virtually February 27-28, 2021 and drew 81 competing 4-H members, said Maria Calvert, Missouri 4-H State Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator.

Missouri Prairie Foundation announces Missouri Bicentennial Project

The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF), a 55-year-old nationally accredited land trust, is part of a coalition of entities committed to developing projects, programs, and events that commemorate Missouri’s 200 years of statehood this year. In a salute to Missouri’s Bicentennial, MPF will begin restoration and stewardship of 400 acres in Pettis County.