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It's August now, which means that the garden is finally giving me tomatoes and the corn is showing its tassels, and it's time to start thinking about where next year's garlic is going to go in the … more
Few things are more satisfying than biting into a fresh tomato right from the garden or seasoning a meal with herbs picked from a windowsill greenhouse. Restaurants recognize the value of such … more
Howell County MU Extension will be conducting a research study on the how the Heart of the Ozarks youth market animal show and sale impacted youth participants.  Anyone over the age of 21 who … more
Stop by and get in on the garden goodness! Cucumbers, beets, summer squash, vine ripe tomatoes, some green tomatoes as well, bell peppers, green beans, chard, eggs. Each Saturday brings something … more
Several forage crops and some weeds should be monitored for nitrates to avoid livestock losses. Common plants include: Johnsongrass, sorghum, sudangrass, green graze, and corn. Nitrates accumulate in … more
Perilla mint, also known as beefsteak plant or rattlesnake weed, is an annual plant in the mint family which is toxic to livestock. Although livestock usually will not eat perilla mint if other … more
A farmers’ market is likely coming to a field or open parking lot near you — if there isn’t already one operating nearby. The United States Department of Agriculture says that, … more
Nothing compares to home-grown vegetables. When food is grown in a home garden, the flavor and texture far surpass anything that can be bought at the store.To harvest the best flavor from vegetables, … more
Nearly 7,000 people participated in online programming offered by the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) and its 21-year-old Grow Native! program between January and April. MPF continues its popular … more
True armyworms have not been reported in the Howell County area, but it is time to start scouting for the destructive pest, say officials with the University of Missouri Extension Office in West … more
We're in full swing at the market! Some of the abundance our vendors offered last Saturday: eggs, green onions, radishes, lettuces, spring greens, fresh frozen chicken and turkey, baked goodies of … more
With lower initial investments and higher returns, fruit and vegetable production could play a big role in doubling the state’s agricultural economy by 2030, according to a study by University … more
Our vendor Miriam Montalvo, of Rustic Waters Homestead, will demonstrate how to make sourdough bread from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday. She will explain the many ways to make the starter and … more
The Missouri FFA Association has awarded West Plains FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award. West Plains FFA, advised by Jay Hale and Tonya Jedlicka, placed 13th out of 351 chapters. Only … more
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