• Mindy Ward

    FFA Chapter Donates Sweet Corn Patch

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     by Mindy Ward
     on September 25, 2014

    Members of the Troy FFA Chapter trudged out into the muddy field in boots and old tennis shoes to harvest a crop planted months earlier. The group did not intend to sell the sweet corn as a fundraiser, rather they were donating it to those less fortunate in their community. The group handpicked 12 rows of sweet corn just outside of Hawk Point. "We want to instill in our kids a little bit of a community service mindset," says Troy FFA advisor Rob Calvin. "Even though it may not…

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    No Mamas Boys On This Ag Float Trip

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     by Mindy Ward
     on August 20, 2014

    The description of the MR340, a Missouri River race, went something like this on www.rivermiles.com "Imagine a race across the entire state of Missouri, just you and your boat thrown against 340 miles of wind, heat, bugs and rain. This ain’t no mama’s boy float trip." Well, it is a good thing the Missouri agriculture community has strong men willing to take the challenge because Shane Kinne and Gary Wheeler suited up for the 340 mile trek to bring awareness to the…

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    Farmers Get Season Underway, But Rain Halts Progress

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     by Mindy Ward
     on April 16, 2013

    Drier conditions across the state allowed for farmers in my area to not only work up the ground, but also fill the seed boxes. I live roughly 5 miles from the Missouri River in the southwestern edge of Warren County. So, it took just a quick drive down the road before I was met with dust flying. Farmers in this area were in the fields by April 5. Most were completing some much needed spring tillage. Still, with the sandier soils closer to the river, I spotted a few pulling a…

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