USDA Invites Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).  ACEP is USDA’s premier conservation easement program, helping landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The rule – now available on the Federal Register – takes effect on publication and includes changes to the program prescribed by the 2018 Farm Bill.

MO Corn Scholarship applications available

    The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council will be awarding seven deserving students $1,000 scholarships. Applications for the Missouri Corn Scholarship Program are now available for high school seniors and college juniors pursuing a degree in agronomy or related area of agriculture.

Missouri USDA grazing specialist awarded nation’s top honor

Two months after being named Missouri Forage and Grassland Council Pastureland Conservationist of the Year, Mark Green was honored nationally for his pasture planning skills.

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.