Growing for a Community

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Grants allow couple to grow fresh produce when other gardens are dormant Lettuce, spinach, carrots and beets rebound in the December sunshine in Polk County...

A Farmer First

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Kerry Rose has a rare profession. He is a farmer, and he is proud of it. Though many people reading this article are farmers and ranchers, there are fewer every day. When not working on his farm, Kerry works with the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) to help make sure farmers and ranchers remember they are on the same team.

Self-Taught Farmers

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Zachery and Heather Ruble are slowly building their Highland Herd The first look into the furry face of a Scottish Highland, and Zach and Heather...

Generational Changes the Industry Brings

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"Beef or dairy? Red or black? Original breed color or color driven by customer demand? Put up your own hay or buy it?  Use a bull or AI?” These are some of the personal preferences addressed by four generations of the King family on their farms near Ava, Mo.

Transparent Farming

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The Brittain family market their beef through farmers markets and grocery stores Josh and Chassidy Brittain follow an ethic of transparency in operating Brittain Farm....

A Passion for Agriculture

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Despite not living on a farm, Johnna Duncan has found her place in the farming industry Johnna Duncan knows one thing for certain – her...

Like Father, Like Son

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William Hutson and his 16-year-old son Collin are passionate about Quarter horses. William, Collin and grandfather Wayne own and operate Hutson Quarter Horse at their 40-acre ranch located in rural Carthage, Mo.

What Drives This Family Dairy Farm

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Eric and Kathy Vimont moved their family from western Washington state to 68 acres between Mt. Vernon and Aurora, Mo., almost three years ago, and have had no regrets. Their goal was to establish a small, sustainable family farm that they could pass on to their son and daughter.  Thus was born “Pasture Nectar Farm," where the family offers high quality raw milk, grass-fed beef, pastured hen eggs and seasonal fresh vegetables — when Kathy has time to put in a garden.

Delighted With Devons

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Growing up on farms in the Northwest Missouri community of Standberry, Garland and Alice Pierce knew they wanted to have “a few” cows once they retired.

Rural and Urban United

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Agriculture education takes a different approach at Lake Career and Technical Center, a part of the Camdenton School system, located in the midst of the tourism community of Lake of the Ozarks in Camden County. Jeff Kitchen has been the Camdenton agriculture instructor and FFA advisor for the past 20 years.

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