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Over 200 attend branding workshop in Mt. Vernon
Over 200 persons attended the afternoon branding workshop at the Jackie Moore Ranch near Mt. Vernon on March 26. Attendees came from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and much of southwest Missouri to watch the ranch crew demonstrate freeze and hot-iron branding.
U of A Extension building new industries
Projects in which the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s research and Extension units are helping agbioscience in the Natural State.
Drought repeat unlikely
The 2013 growing season looks like it is going to be dry. The ponds are still very low, the soil moisture is a foot of rain below normal and many farmers are holding off on spending money.
NEO Equestrian team receives honor at MSU show
The equestrian team from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) at Miami, Okla., attended the Missouri State University Show held recently in Springfield, Mo. and won third high team overall on Saturday and high point team on Sunday.
Solid returns predicted for cow/calf operators
Individual farmers need to promote their beef cattle in conversations with consumers.
Daren Williams, executive director of communications for the National Beef Association, encouraged all producers to get out and tell their story at the recent 4-State Beef Conference in King City, Mo.
57th annual K-State rodeo this weekend
Cowboys and cowgirls from throughout Kansas and Oklahoma will be in Manhattan this weekend.
Pasture renovation focus of conference slated at Harrison, Ark.
Arkansas ranches devastated by drought will not only have to rebuild herds, but also the very pastures on which those cattle feed.
Cattlemen struggle to find forage
Raising cattle in Northwest Missouri couldn’t be any harder. With the ongoing drought, ranchers struggle to come up with enough hay to feed their cow-calf operations.
University of Missouri Agriculture Business Specialist Robert Kelly advised local cattlemen with the latest financial numbers, weather predictions and business projections on Jan. 17 at the Andrew County Ag. Update in Savannah, Mo.
Ag stewardship conf. planned for Feb. 15
Farm operators and landowners interested in learning more about marketing, navigating the challenges of a drought, Kansas’ leasing, fencing and eminent domain laws, the 2012 Farm Bill and more are invited to attend the “Ag Stewardship Conference – People Helping People” on Friday, Feb. 15 in Overbrook, Kan.
Managing wild hog workshop set
With an estimated population of nearly a half million in the state, feral hogs are in every corner of Oklahoma. They root around, looking for food, leaving farmers and ranchers with a mess and more than a small hole in their pocketbooks. Teaming with The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Mississippi University Extension Service, the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a day-long workshop to provide landowners with information about “Managing Wild Hog Damage.”
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