JEFFERSON CITY — Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history and identity.
SEDALIA — “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Dale Chaney of Warrensburg and Marla Tobin of Warrensburg were inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 17 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
COLUMBIA — Beef producer Carey Portell will tell women at Pearls of Production how she survived and thrived after a car accident nearly took her life almost nine years ago.
The Area VII Future Farmers of America officers met Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair, volunteering to clean up buildings and teach youth about Missouri’s agriculture.
COLUMBIA — Missouri junior swine exhibitors traveled to jackpot shows throughout the summer competing for points in the Missouri Pork Association Youth Show Pig Circuit.
The Farm, Family & ME! Summit for Women is planned for Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6, at the Missouri Farm Bureau Building, 701 S. Country Club Drive, in Jefferson City.
WARRENSBURG — Jerry and Heather Phoenix and the family, Centerview, were among the families honored during the 61st annual Farm Family Day on Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair.
ST. LOUIS — Low wages and the burden of student debt are leading to a critical shortage of large-animal veterinarians in rural Missouri, industry experts said.