Protect yourself and loved ones from the flu

    With ongoing 90-degree temperatures, getting a flu shot is likely not on the radar of Missourians right now. But a Southern California public health system reported a flu-associated death of a four-year-old who had underlying health issues already last week. While seasonal flu viruses are detected year-round in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says flu activity typically begins to increase in October and peak between December and February. Activity can last as late as May.

New online workforce training available for adult students

    Students preparing to pass the High School Equivalency Test through the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy program will now get a new opportunity to strengthen their workforce skills.

Pork industry interns wanted

    Internship programs are a great opportunity for college students to make contacts and gain experience while still in school. One such opportunity is with the Missouri Pork Association and their internship program.

Missouri Pork Association now accepting applications for Missy North Memorial Scholarship

    The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the Missy North Memorial Scholarship. The winning candidate will receive a $2,500 scholarship to further their education in a swine related field.

Applications open for 2020 Pork Industry Scholarship

    The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2020 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.

Workshop explains federal programs for beginning farmers, ranchers

ST. JAMES, Mo. – Openings remain for a free Oct. 18 workshop to help beginning farmers and ranchers, including military veterans, learn about resources offered by state and federal agencies. University of Missouri Extension sponsors the workshop.