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Dedicated to the Industry

Tanner and Kerre Clark have a thriving farm and business, and promote the ag industry AVA, MO. - A mutual friend introduced Tanner Clark and Kerre Shrable in high school. After the introduction and a dating period, the two were married while they both were attending college. Tanner received his degree in animal science from Missouri State University, while Kerre...

Finding Her Niche

Caity Garrett enjoys showing her sheep, and encourages others to venture into the showring ORONOGO, MO. - Caity Garrett got her first lamb when she was only 6 years old. Her uncle Randy Garrett and cousins Alex and Evan had sheep growing up and were incredibly involved in 4-H.  She remembers going to their home for family dinners and always having an...

Second Chances

Chiron Quarter Horse Farm works to match people and horses  WALNUT SHADE, MO. - Visiting the Chiron Quarter Horse Farm offers the sights and sounds common to most rural Mo., homesteads. In Greek Mythology, Chiron was the wisest and most just if not most human of all centaurs. Imbued with superior knowledge of medicine, music and archery skills among a...

Living the Dream at DL Farm

Dave and Larkin Busby hope to share their farming philosophy and farm-raised products with others BLAND, MO. - “I am so lucky to be doing what I love,” said Dave Busby.  DL Farms, located around Bland, Mo., is a century farm that has been in the family since the Civil War. The farm has been passed down to Dave and his...

Inspired by FFA

State Officer Quetta Woodall said she jumped head first into her FFA Chapter  AFTON, OKLA. - Quetta Woodall doesn’t come from an agricultural background, but agriculture has become an important part of her life because of the FFA.  Quetta is the 2021-2022 Oklahoma FFA Northeast Area Vice President and a recent graduate of Afton High School. She’s an agricultural education major at...

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NEIGHBORS

Sadie Schober

• Age: 12 • Hometown: Mountain Grove, Mo. • Parents: Jessica and Dusty Schober • Siblings: Emmie (9), Finlie (6), Garron (4) • 4-H Club: Mountain Grove School District 4-H • Club Leader: Ramona Andrus What is your involvement in agriculture? “I show sheep. In the show season I feed them a special food; right now they’re grazing. I ride horses. I raised a bottle calf; she’s...

Clarence Wolfe

Hometown: Lebanon, Mo. Family: Wife, Tricia; sons, Aaron Wolfe and Clarence Wolfe III; two grandchildren and two more about to join the family through a new marriage.  In Town: Clarence is retired military and for 20 years was a mortarman with the Army’s Indirect Infantry. Clarence has worked in Lebanon for the past four years for White River Marine as a painter, applying powder coating to aluminum...

45 Years with Tractors

Enos Hawkins landed his first job in the industry at the age of 17 LEBANON, MO. - One of Mark Twain’s many well-known quips includes, “Find a job you enjoy doing and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  Mark Twain never met Enos Hawkins but his thoughts certainly describe his last 45 years on the job...

Worley Farm & Lawn Equipment

Owner: Josh Worley Location: Weaubleau, Mo.  History: After owning a lawn and landscaping business for several years, Josh Worley decided he needed a change. In 2015, Josh opened Worley Farm & Lawn Equipment in Weaubleau, Mo. He operated both businesses for few years, but eventually sold the landscaping and lawn operation to focus on Worley Farm & Lawn Equipment. Products and services:...

Jessica Thompson

• Hometown: Kansas, Okla. • Family: Husband Troy, daughters Lindsey and Hannah, and son Tristan In Town: Jessica Thompson has been an educator for more than 20 years, with 19 years in the Kansas, Okla., school district. Jessica began teaching at the Epic Charter Schools, an Oklahoma-based online and in-person K-12 school, three years ago. “I teach everything,” Jessica said with a...

A Hidden Gem in Bentonville, Ark.

True Treasures may be off the beaten path, but it has stood tall for nearly two decades BENTONVILLE, ARK. - Rick and Debbie True opened their flea market store, True Treasures, on Sept. 15, 2004, in a two-story house on Highway 72 West in Bentonville, Ark.  Initially, not everyone was supportive.  “People said, ‘Oh, you’ll never make it all the way out there,”...

Buying a Utility Terrain Vehicle

A guide to purchasing a UTV in today’s economy Spotting a farmer driving across fields in the Ozarks in a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV), is...

Protecting Water Sources

Strategies to keep ponds and streams clean and safe When producers think about tackling all that needs to be fixed, managed, maintained and monitored on...

Tractor Tune-Up Tips

Maintaining belts, hoses and gearing up for winter It sure can be frustrating to fire-up a trusted machine like a tractor, only to have it...

Preparing for Winter Before it Hits

Management strategies to stay one step ahead of Mother Nature Thinking back to the frigid blast of last winter may put a chill down the...

Incorporating Winter Cereals

Are they worth the time and money? If producers are looking to add winter cereals to their pastures in hopes of getting additional forage for...

Preventing Pregnancy Loss

Strategies for healthy pregnancies There are a variety of factors that can impact the viability of cattle pregnancies. Some are within a producer’s control and...