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ELSBERRY FFA SHINES AT L.C. FAIR

 Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Elsberry’s FFA students managed to keep themselves busy at the Lincoln County Fair this year. In addition to Elsberry FFA Alumni Samantha Marre and Kimberly Croxville competing in the Lincoln County Fair Queen Pageant and Marre receiving the honor of being named 2nd Runner Up, Elsberry students and recent graduates had entries in every available livestock judging category. “We had about the same number of exhibitors that we usually do,”

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  • The Missouri State Agriscience Fair

     Posted on July 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Kaylee Calvin

    On May 16, 2014 three young individuals went to the Missouri Agriscience Fair in Columbia, Missouri. These three individuals were Kaylee Calvin, Josie Shanahan, and Alex Boedeker. A few months prior to the agriscience fair these individuals were given the task of researching, constructing and conducting an agriscience project. This was a harder task than most had realized. It’s not like they could just walk up and pull an experiment

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  • MU offers risk management programs for livestock producers

     Posted on July 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    The University of Missouri Extension and the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) will offer four free livestock risk management programs across the state this summer. General topics include market booms and busts, weather spurts and sputters and livestock leases. Farm bill program subjects include the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Dairy Margin Protection Program. Topics getting special attention include insurance programs overseen by the RMA:

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  • 2014 dove, teal seasons set

     Posted on July 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm

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    Hunters of early-migrating gamebirds can mark their calendars now. The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved the following early migratory bird hunting seasons and limits: Mourning doves, Eurasian collared doves, and white-winged doves: Sept. 1 through Nov. 9 (70 days), with limits of 15 daily and 45 in possession (combined total for all three species). Blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, and cinnamon teal: The blue-winged teal (BWT) is the primary species harvested

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  • Honey, by Fred Meder

     Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Honey

    Let talk about everyone’s favorite product from the hive-HONEY! Honey is a sweet, thick liquid produced by honeybees. Honey varies in taste and color. It can also vary in consistency depending on its moisture content. Honey begins as nectar from flowers. It is collected by honeybees. Flowers produce a liquid called nectar. Nectar is a sweet reward for the bees for helping the flowers. It attracts the bees to the

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  • College Days, by Sheyana Curtis

     Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Sheyana Curtis

    Each year the Elsberry FFA Chapter takes a number of students on a two day trip across a different region of Missouri to visit the major universities and colleges in that region. This gives students an idea of what their future may have in store for them when it comes to pursuing a level of higher education. This year, twenty-four FFA members attended what is referred to as College Days

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  • Elsberry FFA Member SPOTLIGHT

     Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Kaylee Calvin

    Kaylee Calvin Office:  Secretary Parents:  Andy and Joan Calvin 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 tend and care to my pigs so that I can show them at various jackpot shows and the Lincoln County Fair. I also have raised chickens. When raising chickens I

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