Agriculture

Agriculture

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Today, the Southeast Charles L. Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse got more foot traffic than usual. People filtered in throughout the day, the majority of them asking the same question: “Where’s the stinky plant?” By the time workers would point to a tall maroon shoot on the northern end of the greenhouse, visitors would be scrunching their faces and gasping for air. One direction was needed, and that was to follow your nose.

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The Lincoln University Cooperative Extension hosted their seventh annual Minorities and Limited Resources Farmers and Producers Conference at the Southeast Missouri State University regional campus in Sikeston last week.

 

In the past, the event has touched on topics such as soil fertility and season extension, but this year, marketing was its main focus.

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

You can now bid on items from the Missouri Department of Conservation year-round and online.

MDC’s semiannual, live auctions that took place in June and October in Salem, MO have been replaced by an auction site used for government agencies. They are now selling department-used vehicles, boats, motors, farm equipment, and more on the 24/7 website.

MDC news services coordinator, Joe Jerek says it was a combination of online shopping convenience, time savings, and cost-effectiveness that pushed them to make the move.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation has partnered with the Cape Girardeau County Commission in a Community Assistance Program (CAP) agreement to make improvements to the lakes at County Parks North and South. MDC fisheries regional supervisor, Christopher Kennedy, says it’s part of a program that works to expand fishing opportunities across the state.

Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation's forestry division is now taking applications for their annual TRIM grant program. TRIM, which stands for Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance, is a cost-share program that assists in community forestry projects.

These projects can include funding for tree inventories, removal and pruning of hazardous trees, training of volunteers and employees, tree planting, and managing surrounding plants. Program supervisor for MDC's forestry division, Russell Hinnah says there are many advantages to cultivating a sylvan community.

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