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Team Ault Farms Works with Nature

The 122-acre farm follows regenerative practices with multiple species  KANSAS, OKLA. - Kevin and Rebecca Ault were both teachers, with Kevin coming from an Arkansas subsistence farm and Rebecca from a small Iowa town named Brighton. Both believed in the importance of continual physical activity and were public school teachers though Kevin also worked at the university level.  Kevin and Rebecca...

The ‘Perfect’ Animal

Cozy Creek Ranch breeds high-quality dairy goats for show and production NEVADA, MO. - Ruthie and Shannon Green own and operate Cozy Creek Ranch in rural Vernon County. Their current population is about 60 goats including all the babies, 200 Black copper Maran chickens, two dairy cows and Sara the llama, which are all guarded by five Great Pyrenees. The Greens...

International Appeal

Young cattle producers from five countries converge on the Ozarks MARSHFIELD, MO. - Cattle producers representing five countries recently toured farms and cattle-related businesses in the Ozarks as part of the Charolais Charbray International Youth Program (CCIYP). The 2022 event was the first time the tour was held in the United States and was highlighted by stops in Kansas and Missouri...

A New Way of Life

After a career the military, the Nabingers have settled on their own Ozarks farm SEYMOUR, MO. - Nestled in a corner of Webster County, near Seymour, Mo., is a 52-acre farm that Eric and Michelle Nabinger now call home.  They have lived there for a few months, with their children: Ryan, 14; Alyssa, 12; Ethyn, 9; Alayna, 7; and Jeremy, 6....

Still in the Family

The Murray family’s farming operation began as a dairy in the 1880s ASH GROVE, MO. - Adrian Murray has witnessed a century of change in the farming industry in Southwest Missouri.  Adrian, 94, owns Tri-County Dairy, a pristine 500-acre farm located in rural Ash Grove, Mo. The farm is situated in the counties of Dade, Lawrence and Greene. The Sac River...

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NEIGHBORS

Cindy Wilson

Hometown: Pleasant Hope, Mo. In Town: Cindy Wilson has been a nurse for 19 years.  “Being around animals my whole life, everyone thought I would be a vet like Dad (Dr. Dalyn Wilson), but I decided to do more of the human side of medicine,” Cindy said.  Cindy has been at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo.,...

Johnnie Bruce

Age: 15 Parents: David and Michelle Bruce Sibling: Emma Hometown: Walker, Missouri FFA Chapter: North East Vernon County Advisor: Brett Neil How have you been involved in agriculture over the years? “I raise pigs. I show them at the Vernon County Youth Fair. I received the Reserve Grand Champion Carcass last year and sold it at our sale. I also work with cattle. I was on...

Paige’s Feed

Location: Marionville, Mo.  Owner: Paige Lasley History: When Paige Lasley needed a new location for her shoe and boot repair business, she expanded and incorporated her repair shop with a farm and supply store.  Paige’s Feed opened in Marionville, Mo., in 2007. “I’ve always had animals; cows and goats, but I had never been in the feed business,” Paige said, adding that Paige’s...

A Local Adventure At Finley Farms

The renovation of an old mill transforms an area along the Finley River OZARK, MO. - The original mill sitting on the banks of the Finley River in Ozark, Missouri, was constructed in 1833. While the historic landmark has passed through a number of hands over the years, it was purchased in 1993 by the Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris....

Rylie Bignar

Age: 15 Hometown: Prairie Grove, Ark.  Parents: Denise and Darren Bignar Siblings: Justin Terry, Joshua Terry, Makayla Terry and Makenzie Kidd FFA Chapter: Prairie Grove FFA FFA Advisor: Clint Hale and David Hayes 4-H Club: Goin’ Showin’ 4-H Club Leader: Amy Horn What is your involvement in agriculture? “I show goats and sheep at county, state and national levels. I participate in many public speaking contests such as...

Damascus Feed and Supply, LLC

Owner: Clint Linn Location: Damascus, Ark. Family: Wife Kallie, son Logan and daughter Lexie History: Clint Linn took over Damascus Feed and Supply, LLC., from David and Leslie Shofner on Feb. 1. Clint, a life-long resident of Damascus, said he was looking for a change in careers when the business became available, and having an agriculture background, Clint said it was a...

Forage Safety

The facts about nitrates and prussic acid Some producers throughout the Ozarks could be storing hay or silage that contains dangerous levels of nitrates or...

Bull-Buying Basics

Determining the viability of older bulls in a breeding program When searching for a herd bull many producers may start with the goal of finding a...

DNA Testing

Is it worth the time and effort? Advancements in genetic testing in recent years have created new opportunities for cattle producers. Many producers in the...

Managing Open Females

When to keep them and when to cull them Determining whether to retain an open female or send her to town requires producers to analyze...

Feed Efficiency in Drought Conditions 

Meeting energy requirements of a cow herd Drought conditions continue to stress cattle operations in the Ozarks. Even though some areas have felt some reprieve...

Steps for a Successful Breeding Season

Make plans now to be prepared this fall Advanced planning can make the difference between a smooth, successful breeding season and a stressful, unsuccessful one....