Field day offers tips for beef producers
Agriculture

Field day offers tips for beef producers

University of Illinois Extension Beef Specialist Travis Meteer says he's happy to see more beef producers trying cover crops -- as long as they avoid mistakes.

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Plymouth woman finds art through fiber
Agriculture

Plymouth woman finds art through fiber

Destiny doesn't mind getting up close and personal with a visitor.
The Huacaya alpaca gradually moves closer and closer, finally reaching up to give a welcome, if somewhat ticklish, kiss on the chin and allowing a neck rub.

Agriculture

Orr beef field day features speakers, tour

PERRY, Ill. -- Dale Stevenson believes Quincy Public Schools is blessed to have a "dream team" of dedicated teachers, outstanding administrators and a dynamic School Board.
Now the Quincy community can "get in the game" by supporting the QPS Foundation's D

Enjoy the final hurrahs of a staple landscape tree
Good Growing

Enjoy the final hurrahs of a staple landscape tree

We bought a home! After six years of living in a townhouse on the edge of Macomb, we have started to burst at the seams. In that time, we have accumulated quite a few occupants in our current dwelling.

Far fewer farms have both grain, livestock
Farm and Field

Far fewer farms have both grain, livestock

Diversified grain and livestock farms once were the model of U.S. agriculture. Farms often had crop and animal enterprises to help capture their complementary nature such as spreading the use of family labor throughout the year and recycling animal waste.

Agriculture

Garlic workshop planned Sept. 20 in Kirksville

An overview of statewide production, cultivars, pests and diseases will be discussed at a University of Missouri Extension garlic workshop on Friday, Sept. 20, in Kirksville.

MoBeef for MoKids program comes to Palmyra schools
Education

MoBeef for MoKids program comes to Palmyra schools

Eating homegrown beef at suppertime is nothing unusual for brother and sister Kye and Tyne Lehenbauer and their cousin Heidi Lehenbauer. But now beef from Lehenbauer Farms is on the menu this month for lunch for the cousins and their classmates in the Palmyra school district.

Syrphid flies are annoying but helpful impostors
Good Growing

Syrphid flies are annoying but helpful impostors

Is it a bee? Is it a wasp? No, it's a syrphid fly, and they are rather abundant this year. We've had several questions come into our offices about them.

Study focuses on genetic control of major agricultural weeds
Farm and Field

Study focuses on genetic control of major agricultural weeds

Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, two aggressive weeds that threaten the food supply in North America, are increasingly hard to kill with commercially available herbicides.

Ursa Farmers Co-op kicks off centennial celebration
Agriculture

Ursa Farmers Co-op kicks off centennial celebration

QUINCY -- Ursa Farmers Cooperative General Manager Roger Hugenberg says things went very well right up to the end of the past fiscal year.
"Our fiscal year ends May 31. On May 30, we had a levee breach at Gregory Landing," Hugenberg said.