Agriculture

The annual election of council members for University of Missouri Extension in Howell County is underway. Ballots were mailed to voters on the Howell County Extension mail list. If an eligible voter did not receive a ballot, please contact the extension office at 417-256-2391, and a ballot will...
High nitrogen prices make especially important to consider frost seeding legumes this winter, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts. "2022 is different because fertilizer costs have tripled," Roberts says. "Consider legumes as nearly free fertilizer." (See...
The 38th annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference will be held February 22, at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave., in Springfield, Missouri.   This year’s keynote speaker will be Corbitt Wall.  Corbitt is a native of eastern New Mexico and Western Texas and...
The Toys for Tots Christmas Concert will be held December 3-4 at The Barn Event Center, located at 10105 Highway 63, West Plains.  This two-night celebration traditionally helps kick off the Christmas season, helping make Christmas merry by raising toys for boys and girls in our area. It has...
Forty-four performance and gnomically tested bulls averaged $3,678 on October 25 at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, said University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole. The Angus sale-topper brought $6,200 for longtime consignors Wiles Ridge Ranch, Willow Springs....
University of Missouri Extension will hold calving clinics on November 9, in Salisbury and November, 11 in Clark.MU Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow says the clinics include classroom sessions and hands-on training. She also encourages 4-H and FFA youths ages 12 and up to attend.The...
A new manual, Whole System Management of Beef Cattle Reproduction, is available through University of Missouri Extension, said Jordan Thomas, extension state beef reproduction specialist. Spiral-bound copies are available for purchase, but PDFs of each chapter are also available for free...
University of Missouri Extension will offer a three-night webinar series on "Establishing and Maintaining Food Plots for Wildlife." The series will be 7 - 8:30 p.m. on October 26-28, is intended to help landowners design, establish, and maintain food plots for deer, turkey and other wild game....
"This fall, millions of Americans will make an annual pilgrimage to a retail outlet to purchase a vegetable they, unfortunately, are unlikely to eat," said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. In the United States, this colorful member of the gourd family sells...
The monthly meeting of the South-Central Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) was held on September 23 at the Howell County Extension office in West Plains, MO. The meeting was catered by Sniders BBQ of West Plains.  SCCA President Janet Crow opened the meeting.  Elizabeth Picking read the minutes from...

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