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Paddlefish season opens March 15 with new MDC tagging project

 Posted on March 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Missouri’s annual spring paddlefish snagging season is a popular pastime for thousands of anglers starting March 15 and running through April 30. The state’s major paddlefish snagging waters include Lake of the Ozarks, Harry S. Truman Lake, Table Rock Lake, the Osage River below Bagnell Dam and the Missouri River. The season for the Mississippi River is March 15 through May 15 with a fall season of Sept. 15 through

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  • Elsberry residents flock to 2015 FFA Appreciation Breakfast

     Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm

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    On Feb. 25 the Elsberry FFA Chapter hosted its annual appreciation breakfast in the Elsberry R-II High School Gymnasium. FFA members served the various assembled guests biscuits, bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, milk and orange juice. The event was just one of many that the chapter participated in as part of National FFA Week, which ran from Feb. 22-28.

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  • NRCS announces deadlines for renewal and new Conservation Stewardship Program contracts

     Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm


    Farmers who signed Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts in 2011 with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have until March 31 to renew those expiring contracts for another five years. State Conservationist J.R. Flores said there are 658 CSP contracts in Missouri that will expire on December 31, 2015 if not renewed. Those contracts apply to 318,517 acres. Flores said farmers may renew their existing contracts on a non-competitive

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  • Lincoln County farmer directs funds to Silex FFA

     Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Lincoln County Farmer Jim Weatherford recently donated $2,500 to the Silex FFA Chapter.
Scott Shannon presented the check on behalf of the Monsanto Fund.
Pictured from left to right are Brandelyn Martin, Michele Norton, Jim Weatherford (Winning Farmer), Maria Gissenaas, Caleb Hudson, Ally Grote, Joe Martin, Brandi Peasel, Taylor Eisenbath, Scott Shannon (Lewis Hybrids DSM), McIntyre Wilmes, Allison Fischer.

    The Silex FFA Chapter has received a $2,500 donation from Lincoln County farmer  Jim Weatherford and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization enhance their greenhouse projects by funding the purchase of hydroponic supplies and new welders for their shop. “The Silex FFA Chapter is very appreciative of Jim Weatherford and the Monsanto Fund for this opportunity,” said Sean O’Brien, FFA advisor

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  • Elsberry FFA Member SPOTLIGHT

     Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Nathan Miller

    Position/Office: Jr. Vice President Parents: Scott and Susan Miller FFA Chapter:  Elsberry FFA FFA Advisors: Jason Vandivort, Mike McCrory, and George Nieters How are you involved in agriculture? I am involved in agriculture by being a member of the Livestock Judging Career Development Event team in the Elsberry FFA chapter and I enjoy attending many different contests.  I serve as the Elsberry FFA Junior Vice President, and I attend as

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  • Horse shows and barrel races, by Elsberry FFA Member Madi McClenning

     Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Elsberry FFA Member Madi McClenning during a recent barrel race.

    I have had horses my entire life, but as I got older I got more into them. I started showing horses when I was about eight years old. I loved riding so much! In fact, I would often ride from seven o’clock in the morning until 8:30 at night. I started showing a mule when I was three years old and when I was 10 I got my first horse,

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  • The 2015 goat showing season

     Posted on March 16, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Elsberry FFA Member Leanna 

    Prior to 2015 the only place that Elsberry FFA students were able to show goats was at the Missouri State Fair. This coming show season, however, there will be a new District Fair where Elsberry FFA members will be able to show goats. My ag teachers and I have decided that I will breed my nanny goats at the school barn so that my fellow FFA members can have the

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