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Elsberry’s FFA officers with National FFA President Brian Walsh [center]. Walsh visited the chapter on Sept. 12 after they received official notice that they had been given a three-star rating from the National FFA Organization for the third year in a row.

Elsberry FFA Chapter achieves national recognition

 Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:58 am

The Elsberry FFA Chapter has been recognized in the 2014 National Chapter Award Program by the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that encourage members to grow as individuals, work as a team and serve others in their communities. In order to qualify for a state or national award, chapters must complete at least

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  • Go mobile with free MDC hunting, fishing, and fall color apps

     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

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    Discover nature through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s free mobile apps for hunting, fishing, and fall color. The MO Hunting, Find MO Fish, and MO Fall Colors FREE apps are available for both Android and Apple mobile devices through Google Play and iTunes stores. Learn more and download the apps at mdc.mo.gov/mobile/mobile-apps. MO Hunting lets you purchase and view hunting and fishing permits directly from a mobile device and also

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  • Bumper crop exceeds storage

     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Graph: Missouri grain storage capacity, 2000-present.
Credit: University of Missouri Extension

    University of Missouri Extension offers farmers help and options to store and dry 2014’s bumper corn crop. “MU Extension’s website lists guides and customized spreadsheets to help producers make decisions about storage options,” said Joe Zulovich, extension agricultural engineering specialist. Ag specialists in extension offices across the state have undergone training recently to help farmers decide how and when to store, dry and transport grain. Access charts, spreadsheets and guides

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  • SDS appears in Missouri soybean fields

     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Foliage symptoms of sudden death syndrome in sobyean.
Credit: MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic

    Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is showing up in soybean fields across the state. Farmers should scout fields thoroughly for symptoms of SDS. “SDS, caused by the soil fungus Fusarium virguliforme, produces striking foliage symptoms which first appear on upper leaves as scattered yellow blotches that increase in size,” said University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Laura Sweets. Yellow areas may turn brown, but veins remain green. As the disease advances,

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  • Clarence Cannon NWR Draft Hunt Plan and Environmental Assessment

     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

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    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has prepared a draft Hunt Plan and Environmental Assessment for lands managed as part of the Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge [NWR]. The draft Hunt Plan seeks a continuation of managed deer hunts on the Refuge, while the draft Environmental Assessment outlines the environmental effects of the alternatives considered. The public is encouraged to review and comment on the draft Hunt Plan and Environmental

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  • Elsberry FFA Member SPOTLIGHT

     Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Madison McClenning

    Parents:  Dustin and Amy McClenning FFA Chapter: Elsberry FFA FFA Advisors: Mr. Jason Vandivort, Mr. George Neiters, and Mr. Mike McCrory How are you involved in agriculture? I am involved in agriculture by raising hogs. I raise and care for my pigs I show them at various jackpot shows and the Lincoln County Fair as well. I also have raised horses, Coonhounds, chickens, and rabbits. I find a huge interest

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  • Living with Livestock

     Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Kaylee Calvin

    Most people are filled with enjoyment when they are on the field or on a court, but not for a livestock exhibitor. A livestock exhibitor finds their happiness inside a little old rustic barn with the sound of piglets squealing and witnessing the first remarkable steps a lamb makes. Living with livestock is more than just the daily feed and water routine. It takes hours of patience, strength for the

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