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.

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.