Martin & Stanton Named Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors Martin & Stanton Named Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors
A panel of judges selected Miriam Martin, of Bucklin, and Dustin Stanton, of Centralia, as 2015 Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors during the organization’s 100th annual meeting Dec. 7 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Riekhofs Win Achievement Award
Garrett and Cara Riekhof, of Higginsville, won the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award during the organization’s 100th annual meeting December 9 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Adam & Amy Thomas Win Excellence in Agriculture Award
Adam and Amy Thomas, of Jackson, won the Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Excellence in Agriculture Award during the organization’s 100th annual meeting December 9 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Jeremie Nothdurft New Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmer Chairman
Jeremie Nothdurft, of Cape Girardeau, was announced as the new chairman of the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee at the organization’s 100th annual meeting December 9 at Lake of the Ozarks.
Missouri Farm Bureau Adopts Policy Positions and Celebrates 100 Years
As the nation’s first and oldest state farm organization, Missouri Farm Bureau celebrated at its 100th annual meeting and conducted the more serious business of determining national and state policies for 2015. Almost 1500 members representing Missouri’s 113 county Farm Bureaus attended the meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks this week.
The Farmer's Tale
Christmas is not just for those in the city where stores are abundant and bright lights shine pretty. Dwellers in big towns would no doubt be shocked to find out that farmers keep Santa Claus stocked.Now don’t get me wrong, the elf makes the toys and delivers them worldwide to good girls and boys.
The Elf and Grandma's Noodles
On my mantle, there sits an elf. He is not of the “Shelf” variety. He is old, and not because of the curly white beard he wears, which my 5-year-old niece says is “weird” because he doesn’t look like her clean-shaven Elf. No, the bendable wire in his legs and arms has been repositioned year after year ever since I can remember. He has been with me a long time — a Christmas tradition from my childhood.
A Century of Grassroots
In the past 100 years, the average American’s height has increased by more than three inches; our incidence of chronic illnesses has decreased by a third; and our life expectancy has increased by more than it improved in the 20,000 years that ended in 1900. Those historic and unprecedented changes are in large part due to better nutrition and more food.
Young American Farmers Brim with Optimism
Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation surveys about 1,000 young farmers and ranchers from across the country. The 22nd annual survey found that 91 percent of young people in agriculture are more optimistic about farming than they were five years ago. An equal percentage say they expect to be lifelong farmers.
Growing as a Family Growing as a Family
The hundreds of families who purchase fruit and vegetables from Buckeye Acres see proof the family farm is alive and well when they meet owners Buck and Heather Counts.
Beyond the Hype Beyond the Hype
Navigating the aisles at the grocery store is something most, if not all, of us have done many times. Product packaging beckons “buy me” in the best ways marketers can muster in the seconds-long interval they have to catch a shopper’s attention. Packaging touts “all natural,” “organic,” “free-range,” “hormone-free” and more in the quest to appeal to consumers’ emotion, ethics and pocketbook.
A Healthy Balance A Healthy Balance
Cara Riekhof is a busy mom. She is no different from millions of other grocery shoppers who want healthy food choices on a budget. Although her family has cows and raises calves, she buys her meat at the grocery store. When it comes to food safety and the use of antibiotics in livestock, Riekhof understands both sides of the grocery cart. She and other consumers want to know more about antibiotic use in livestock grown for food.





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