Agriculture

Farm for Life is an editorial series by the Missouri Department of Agriculture On their Atchison County farm, Blake Hurst spends his time working alongside his family to keep a variety of crops on track. Hurst raises corn and soybeans alongside his family. His wife and daughter run the greenhouse...
We have confirmation from the North Pole that Santa is arriving at 10 am on December 5th at the “Go Farm” Farmers Market, riding on a fire truck via Howell County Rural Fire Dept!  Bring your children and grandchildren and come visit with Santa, he will have a little treat for each one! You can...
Money does grow on trees, says University of Missouri Extension natural resources specialist Sarah Havens.   Just how much money depends in part on knowledge and planning by the landowner, Havens says.   At the recent Pixels of Production conference for women in agriculture, Havens told...
Poinsettia is our nation's most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.   Despite its short sales period, poinsettia contributed $170 million to the U.S. economy last year, said University...
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) seeks nominations of individuals qualified to serve on the American Egg Board, a producer-supported trade association for the research and promotion of eggs.   A qualified individual is one who owns at least 75,000 laying hens (or represents the...
You may not get to take a tropical vacation this year, but you can bring the tropics inside your home.   With the right light and temperature, it is possible to keep tropical patio plants indoors for another summer of enjoyment.   "The colorful flowers, ability to tolerate hot...
American Small Farm webinars feature the topics of specialty crops, protected culture, and value-added production.   Register for one, two, or all three webinars. The webinars are free-of-charge, but you must register in order to receive the connection information to attend via Zoom from your...
American Small Farm webinars feature the topics of specialty crops, protected culture, and value-added production. Register for one, two, or all three webinars. The webinars are free-of-charge, but you must register in order to receive the connection information to attend via Zoom from your...
Persistent dry conditions may trick plants into dormancy and blooming with a second, sparser round of flowers, says University of Missouri Extension field horticulturist Patrick Byers.   Re-blooming generally happens when the plant experiences stress followed by mild weather and precipitation...
"My philosophy on the farm is that the three things that I truly enjoy are kids, cattle and Christ, and they all come together here in his creation," said Deb Thummel. "Anytime that I can involve kids, cattle and Christ in the same thing, I'm a very happy person."   Thummel's faith is planted...

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