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Most of Missouri has transitioned out of drought conditions for now, said University of Missouri Extension state climatologist Zack Leasor. more
A fundraiser benefit to help pay for a child’s cancer treatment will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. June 19 at the Alton Fire Department, with giveaway drawings, craft and bake sales and face-painting. more
Beautifying county fairgrounds, painting bleachers and picnic tables, and community park improvements are a few of the community projects that 4-H and FFA youth will be doing this summer as recipients of a Shaping Rural Missouri Grant from FCS Financial. more
Long before plug-in air fresheners and scented candles, people used plants to make their homes more livable by masking unpleasant odors. more
The Missouri 4-H Foundation marks its 75th anniversary this year with plans to highlight impacts from decades of dedication to nurturing young leaders and fostering community development across the state. more
A nutrition program aimed at helping low-income senior citizens have access to fresh fruits and vegetables will be offered in June. more
The Ozarks Small Business Incubator’s EPIC: Nurturing Growth in Agriculture event held May 2 to celebrate annual National Small Business Week drew about 70 area residents. more
As public awareness grows about the harmful effects of invasive plants, the Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP) seeks to recognize individuals and groups performing outstanding work detecting and controlling invasive plant species in Missouri with its Invasive Plant Action Award Program. MoIP is accepting award nominations through June 15. more
The 15th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture is underway. Submissions are due June 7. more
The Missouri FFA Association awarded the West Plains FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem and a Top Chapter Award once again during the 96th annual state convention held April 17 through 19 in Columbia. West Plains placed 16th out of 362 chapters. Only 10% of state chapters receive a top chapter designation annually, officials pointed out. more
True armyworm moths have been reported in the Howell County area, report officials with the Howell County office of the University of Missouri Extension, noting the adult moths will lay eggs that hatch within a few days. more
Kadence Gaither, Summersville, is one of 35 students chosen by FCS Financial to receive a $1,500 scholarship for higher education. more
The Missouri FFA Foundation is awarding a $20,000 grant to the agriculture education program at Willow Springs Schools, officials announced. more
The University of Missouri Extension in Howell County is offering a Spring Pasture Walk at 3 p.m. April 23 at Picking Ranch on AD Highway.   more
The Ozarks Small Business Incubator, 408 Washington Ave. in West Plains, will host its ninth annual National Small Business Week celebration May 2. more
Seeds are being planted across Missouri this spring as elementary students participate in Agriculture Education on the Move (Ag Moves). Through Ag Moves, an educational program of Missouri Farmers Care, students learn how their lives are connected to agriculture through hands-on learning led by passionate educators in their classrooms.  more
The Missouri State University-West Plains campus recently expanded by about 40 acres, thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Linda Wulff-Risner, a professor of agriculture there for about 30 years. The donation of her property, Risner Stables, will allow the university to expand its agriculture program as part of the matching portion of a MoExcels grant applied for through the Missouri Department of Higher Education. more
Every year in the United States, electrical incidents result in nearly 300 deaths and more than 3,500 injuries. That's according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). more
The 4-H and FFA sheep, goat and swine weigh-in for the 2024 Heart of the Ozarks Fair will be from 9 to 11 a.m. April 6 at the Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds.   more
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