Applications are now available for Missouri Agribusiness Academy

    The Missouri Department of Agriculture is offering 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2020 Missouri Agribusiness Academy (MAbA). MAbA is a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers.

Rolla Bee Club beginning beekeeping classes

    Rolla Bee Club will host two beginning beekeeping classes Saturday, January 25, 2020 and Saturday, February 14, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is same class scheduled on two different dates.

Food safety workshops for produce growers

Fruit and vegetable growers can meet training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule at a Jan. 15 workshop in Farmington, Mo., or a March 19 workshop in Olathe, Kan.

Farmers need to maintain their health as well as their equipment

Farmers know that well-maintained equipment is key to success.
Yet they often do not listen to the “check engine” warning signs of stress, says Sean Brotherson, family science specialist for North Dakota State University. Brotherson was the keynote speaker at the recent University of Missouri Crop Management Conference.

Private pesticide applicator training set

    Farmers who wish to obtain or renew a private pesticide applicator license are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming training sessions.  The training will be held on March 3, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Peoples Bank Meeting Room at 506 W Washington Blvd. in Cuba.

Many ways computers help farms to be told at user conference, Jan. 17-18, Osage Beach

The list of topics at the Computers on the Farm conference continues to grow as more farm users enroll. The annual get-together at the Lake of the Ozarks aims to help all users interested in on-farm applications, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Kent Shannon.