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Lepto, Pink Eye and Ringworm, by FFA Member Jessica Henry

 Posted on January 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

Have you ever wondered how cattle or even people in some cases can get certain viruses like Lepto, Pink Eye or Ringworm? Ringworm, despite the name, doesn’t actually have anything to do with worms. Ringworm is an infectious disease caused by the spore of fungi. This virus can occur not only in cattle but in people as well. Symptoms of ringworm include white/ grey scabs that appear in the shape

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  • Samantha Marre shares love of ag through FFA

     Posted on January 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Samantha Marre

    Those who know Samantha Marre say high energy and a friendly smile are the first things you’ll notice when meeting this Mizzou freshman. Hailing from the small agricultural town of Elsberry, Marre is sharing her love of agriculture by serving as the Missouri FFA Area 5 State Officer. From the day Marre went to her high school orientation, she knew The National FFA Organization was something she wanted to be

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  • Grass Cutting and Snow Plowing, by Elsberry FFA Member Colby Martin

     Posted on January 16, 2015 at 11:19 am

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    Have you ever thought about what would happen if you never cut your grass? I cut grass in the summer time and plow snow in the winter. Cutting grass is not as easy as you think, there is a lot you have to do before you can just start mowing. The first thing you need is a trailer and a truck with which to transport the mower. Once you have

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  • Elsberry FFA Member SPOTLIGHT

     Posted on January 16, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Naomi Katherine Gladney

    Position:  Student/FFA member Parents: Robin and Jason Gladney FFA Chapter: Elsberry FFA Chapter FFA Advisors: Jason Vandivort, George Nieters, Mike McCrory How are you involved in agriculture? I am involved in agriculture through raising a flock of birds at my house. We have a variety of birds on our property from chickens to peacocks to turkeys. In the spring we enjoy hatching birds and raising them in our rookery.  Though

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  • Can tobacco juice be used to treat Ebola?, by Elsberry FFA Member Emily Bange

     Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:10 am


    Could tobacco juice fight off or possibly cure Ebola? The Ebola virus [EBOV] is a virus that causes affected individuals to hemorrhage and vomit to the point of death. Symptoms include swelling of the throat, redness in the tongue that can possibly cause it to fall off and severe headaches. The virus is exponential and spreads very quickly throughout the body. It causes the blood to thicken and clot, which

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  • Natural events and disasters, by Garret Hall-Elsberry FFA Member

     Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:45 am


    Have you ever wondered if natural disasters could affect agriculture? If you said yes, then you’re probably right because every year millions of crops get destroyed. Most of the time this is caused by the contamination of water bodies that kills livestock. Earthquakes are a big problem in some states because they can impact the landscape. Another bad thing about earthquakes is they can strike without warning, making them very

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  • The benefits of multiple SAEs, by Alex Boedeker

     Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Alex With Cows

    As an FFA member there are many projects that one will pour countless hours into, whether it’s a speech or an animal, and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing your hard work pay off. I myself over the past year felt very strongly about a few stand out SAEs that I was fortunate enough to work in and build myself through. These ranged from raising and showing animals to

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