Tag: farming

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson was the Keynote Speaker for the Santa Fe Agri-leaders Annual Meeting

(ALMA, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson spoke at the Santa Fe Agri-leaders (Missouri Chapter of the Young Farmers and Farm Wives) annual meeting at the Santa Fe High School in Alma, Missouri. The Lieutenant Governor addressed a crowd of approximately 100 community members representing agriculture. “Advocacy for agriculture is important and critical for farming to stay as a priority. Recognizing the abundance that agriculture provides is important, and farmers and farm wives are among […]

RELEASE: Lt. Gov. Mike Parson Inducted into the Missouri Farmers Care Hall of Fame

(Columbia, MO) – On January 6, 2018, Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson was inducted into the inaugural Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) Hall of Fame. MFC honored the Lieutenant Governor for his steadfast leadership and support of agriculture, specifically the Missouri Right to Farm constitutional amendment. He along with Congressman Jason Smith, Senator Brian Munzlinger, Representative Bill Reiboldt, and Mr. Forrest Lucas were in the inaugural class of inductees. The award was presented by Dr. Alan Wessler, […]

RELEASE: As Leaders In Their Communities, Farmers Can Begin Nominating Schools For Grants Designed To Enhance STEM Education

In 2018, the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, Will Award More Than $2.3 Million to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Curriculums – Starting January 1 through April 2, 2018, farmers can nominate their local public school districts to apply for $10,000 and $25,000 grants to enhance STEM education – Past winning programs have used funds to improve internet connectivity, develop industrial arts labs, and create life science […]

Missouri Farmers and Ranchers Optimistic Heading into 2018

By Eric Bohl, director of public affairs for Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farm organization Missouri Farm Bureau’s second annual FARMometer survey showed a number of positive trends in the attitudes of our state’s farmers and ranchers. The 1,200-plus attendees at MFB’s Annual Meeting at Tan-Tar-A in early December were polled on a number of agriculture-related topics, with the questions identical to last year’s inaugural survey. Overall, more than 76 percent of respondents have an […]