Missouri Ag Education on Top
30:47Tune in as we wrap up our celebration of our Missouri FFA National champions. Emily Hoyt, a sophomore studying agriculture education at the University of Missouri, was named the national champion in the agricultural education proficiency award at the 95th National FFA Convention in Indiana. Emily previously served as an Agriculture Education on the Move™ partner educator as a part of her SAE.
20:21Join us as we continue celebrating our Missouri FFA National champions. Trenton Jones of Higginsville brought home the diversified horticulture national title from the 95th National FFA Convention. Trenton is a sophomore at Northwest Missouri State University majoring in agricultural media with a minor in agricultural communications. Trenton served as Missouri FFA state vice president last year and retired this past April.
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20:08Missouri FFA represented the Show-Me state well this year at the 95th National FFA Convention. A team of four juniors from the North Shelby FFA chapter brought home the national title in agronomy this year. Join us as we chat with the team on what it took to win it all. The North Shelby FFA chapter has nearly 65 members. This year, North Shelby had three placing teams at the National FFA Convention: ag mechanics, agronomy and conduct of chapter meetings.
Checkoff in Focus: Checking in on the Checkoff
53:36Listen in on this webinar recording, hosted by Missouri Soybean Association, to check in on the checkoff. This bonus episode features a distinguished group of panelists diving into the checkoff from the farm level up to the USDA, offering producers a look into the backend.
Fresh off the Vine
27:49Wine isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Missouri, but the Show-Me state has a long, decorated history in the industry. Home to the first ever American Viticultural Area (AVA), designated wine grape-growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features, wine has been in our state since the 1840s. Join Alex Gast in this episode of Stand For Ag, prerecorded at the Missouri State Fair, as she joins Jim Anderson, the executive director of the Missouri Wine and Grape Board, to discuss the history and beauty of the Missouri wine industry. Jim Anderson has been the executive director of the Missouri Wine and Grape Board for nearly 25 years. With a bakcground in horticulture, Jim started out as the horticulture marketing specialist for the Department of Agriculture.
The Power of 102
57:27How far is too far when it comes to government regulation? On this episode of Stand For Ag, attorney Brent Haden tells us how 102 Cooper County farmers successfully fought back against the Cooper County Health Board in its effort to regulate Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. Brent Haden was born and raised on a farm in Mexico, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Haden graduated from Harvard Law School in 2002. In 2011, he founded he Law Firm of Haden & Colbert, a Columbia-based law firm. Haden focuses his practice on helping businesses and farmers solve their legal and commercial problems through both traditional litigation and aggressive, cost-effective negotiation.
Breaking Ground on MOre Beef
32:42On September 12, American Foods Group, LLC (AFG) broke ground on its new $800-million beef processing plant in Agri-Ready Warren County. The plant will start receiving cattle in 2024 and once fully operational will process over 2,400 cattle per day. As one of the top beef-producing states in the U.S., this market for Missouri fed cattle and cows will benefit cattle producers and enhance the value of Missouri agriculture at the farm gate. Tune into this week's episode with Ashley McCarty and Chris Chinn, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, as they highlight the significance behind the state's new beef processing plant.
Ozarks Food Harvest
28:36Join our host, Alexandra Gast, as she visits with Jordan Browning, public information officer at Ozarks Food Harvest, for this week's episode of Stand for Ag. Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 hunger-relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. Join Alex and Jordan as they discuss the duties Ozarks Food Harvest fulfills in the fight against hunger.
26:25Grab a chair and add a tool to your tool box. This week's episode shares all the details about the AgriSafe Helpline. Visit the links below to learn more: AgriSafe Network: https://www.agrisafe.org Missouri Department of Agriculture: https://agriculture.mo.gov/stress.php Hotline number (call or text): 833.897.2474
SHOP TALK: Conservation in Focus
46:18The power of partnership is no joke. Listen in on this webinar recording, hosted by Missouri Soybean Association, and get an in-depth picture of conservation practices and resources in Missouri. This bonus episode featured an esteemed group of panelists, high-quality conservation programs, and a Q&A session with audience members.