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…
Hannah Barber has topped off her collegiate journey with being named the 2020 American Society of Horticultural Science Outstanding Undergraduate Horticulture Student at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO).
Larry and Becky Schieffer and family of Elsberry were among the families honored during the 61st annual Farm Family Day, Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair.
Sugar Grove Growers of Troy celebrated its 40th birthday on Saturday June 22 with an abundance of activities, classes and downright good old-fashioned fun.
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.
The cool, crisp mornings demanding use of our down-feather jackets have finally arrived and at Forrest Keeling Nursery, plant material is quickly being prepared for the impending winter months.
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…
The splitting of the bark, shown above, is indicative of early Chestnut Blight symptoms.This photo was taken on Nov. 1, at Daniel Boone Forest at the Red River Gorge.
Forrest Keeling Nursery is a well-known name in Elsberry, but it is equally familiar and esteemed in the circles of conservation, landscape and agricultural professionals.
Another National FFA Convention has once again passed and graced the Elsberry members with new knowledge of the agriculture field.
“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.
It used to be that the only way a person could show livestock at the fair was by keeping the animals at their home to raise. Well, for the people who live in town, or with little land, it’s definitely hard to keep lambs, pigs or steer.
A few weeks ago, Nellie Brown, owner of Nellie Brown Consulting, was invited to a friend’s family barbeque. Being polite, she brought the hostess a Ruellia plant, also known as wild petunia, as a birthday gift.
U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer met with Elsberry FFA on Aug. 29 to discuss the importance of agriculture in America. They all had a chance to ask questions and explain what they are doing to make a difference.
Join the Lincoln County Medical Center on Saturday, Sept. 28, for the 4th Annual Lincoln County Medical Center Stroll through the Park, a 2-mile breast cancer walk beginning and ending at the Stone Shelter Pavilion in the beautiful Cuivre River State Park. This community-wide event has raise…