Grow Native! program recognizes 20th anniversary of promoting native plants

Monarch butterflies, bees, songbirds, and other cherished wildlife depend on native plants to survive. Yet, for most of the history of European settlement in the United States, exotic plants like hostas and petunias have been the mainstay of home landscaping.

Central Missouri Show-Me-Select sale returns

Seventeen consignors from the mid-Missouri will offer quality heifers at the Show-Me-Select sale 6 p.m. Friday, May 22, at South Central Regional Stockyards in Vienna.
University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock Anita Ellis said this is the first sale in several years. The sale serves producers and buyers in mid-Missouri and the upper Ozarks, Ellis said. Area producers enrolled in the program requested a sale.

Missouri FFA will honor members April 20-24 using video releases

    The Missouri FFA Association will honor fellow members for outstanding achievements April 20–24 utilizing video releases accessible through social media and association websites. The 92nd Missouri FFA Convention was postponed due to the pandemic, but video releases and a summer event will replace many activities normally held during the annual April convention.

Know resources before coronavirus hits your farm or agribusiness

In the next 60 days, farmers will plant an estimated 10 million acres of crops and tend 2 million cattle, 75,000 milk cows, 3.5 million hogs and 300 million chickens. It is the busiest time of the year. Experts also predict it is when COVID-19 will peak in Missouri, says Joe Horner, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist.