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Silex, Mo. - The Silex FFA Chapter had many members exhibit this year in the Missouri State Fair. The exhibitors were able to compete against the best of best in the state of Missouri. Competing in the Missouri State Fair helps to further develop leadership, responsibility and work ethic ski…

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Missouri farmers get two free tests through United Soybean Board checkoff dollars

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Last year, through the Missouri Farmers Care Pork Partnership, Missouri pig farmers and partners donated 611 pigs to provide more than 318,000 servings of pork to meet the needs of food-insecure Missourians.

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Silex, Mo. - The Missouri FFA Association recognized Alexis Plackemeier of the Silex FFA Chapter as the Area 5 Star Farmer and one of four finalists at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Steve and Suzie Plackemeier of Silex. Her advisor is Sean O’Brien.

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During recent months, FFA members from Eolia and their peers have been hard at work completing Proficiency applications.  Meeting Proficiency requirements involves students’ documenting experiences provided by their SAE (Supervised  Agricultural Experience) projects.  Evaluations are based u…

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February 20 was the start of the week FFA members a crossed the country have waited on all year. Silex FFA members were no exception. 

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With 2/3 of our state covered in farmland and being home to the second highest number of farms in the nation, Missouri knows a little something about the agricultural business. Our state is home to generations of skilled ag producers who play a critical role in our local economies, job marke…

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Forage yield and quality improve when legumes are frost-seeded at the right time, said University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts.

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Success doesn’t typically happen in an instant.  Role models who offer advice often lean on the word “progress,” indicating that many steps lead to achievement.

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Five finalists have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes farmers, ranchers and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat in their care.

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With the crisp fall weather and Halloween right around the corner the Elsberry Community embraced the youngsters, and old alike, in Halloween weekend events.  Friday evening started the weekend off seeing children trick-or-treating at the annual FFA Trunk or Treat event.  Despite the cold dr…

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With long lines of patrons forming as school dismissed on Friday, Sept. 18, Eolia students, along with their fellow FFA members, hosted their traditional annual FFA barbeque fundraiser.

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How can private and public partners across Missouri strengthen and enhance the state’s workforce? This is the focus of University of Missouri System Engagement Week, Oct. 26-30, in partnership with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The public is invited to register at extension.…

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October is full of agricultural recognition, including celebrating Farm to School Month.The Missouri Farm to School Program began in November 2015 as a way to connect Missouri farmers and schools in order to provide locally grown agriculture products for inclusion in school meals and snacks,…

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The Missouri Department of Economic Development's Family-Owned Farm Grant Program will be closing on Friday.All applications for family-owned farms must be submitted and signed before Friday. Any unsigned applications will be voided.Of the $30 million allocated to the Small Business Grant pr…

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AccuWeather forecasters say a massive shift in the weather pattern is on the way for North America next week. Summerlike heat is expected to build over the western United States as a surge of Arctic air is projected to plunge into the eastern half of the nation. Both high and low temperature…

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Elsberry Schools has recently received notification by the National Association of Agricultural Educators that the Elsberry’s  Agricultural Education Program  has been chosen as an  Outstanding Program in the Nation.  Elsberry’s Ag program and FFA Chapter is led by educators, Jason Vandivort…

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“The show must go on,” is a saying that applies to not only show biz, but it seems also to county fairs.  Despite concerns about the spread of CoVid, Pike County (Missouri) Fair authorities took the plunge and followed through on the year-long planning process that manifested as the annual P…

One of the larger employers, not only in Elsberry, but the Lincoln County area, is headed into a new era with a new team leading the way.  Recently, Wayne Lovelace, president of Forrest Keeling Nursery (FKN) handed the reins over to his daughter, Kim Lovelace-Young.  Lovelace is not going fa…