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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…

On May 18, the Lincoln County Farmer’s Market held a Poultry Day, with over 500 people trekking through the market, and a bevy of participants taking part in an egg-judging contest. Poultry Expert Kelly Klober was on-hand to talk about her favorite subject. The winners of the egg judging con…

USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Mark Cadle, reminds farmers and ranchers that Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL) are available through FSA.

2013 soybean yields were good, a testimony to the resilience of the state’s top row crop. Heavy precipitation and isolated flooding in spring delayed planting. Then the spigot dried up during crucial growth periods.

In the summer of 2002, an exotic beetle was discovered killing trees in the United States. The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, is native to eastern Asia, but was inadvertently transported in solid wood packing material to Michigan, probably sometime in the 1990’s. While the adults of…

For the first time in Elsberry FFA history, there are now two area five officers. Shown above are Sam Marre and Sheyanna Curtis.

Currently Boedeker’s Dairy Farm has been in Elsberry since 1973 and currently have their milk bottled by Prairie Farms

“My SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) is raising Dairy Replacement Heifers. Dairy Replacement Heifers are heifers that will be entering the milking herd within two years of age.