Farm & Garden

Prescribed Burning on the Mark Twain National Forest

ROLLA, Mo. (Mar. 1, 2019) –Mark Twain National Forest employees plan to burn approximately 35,000 acres using prescribed fire in 2019.  Prescribed fires are...

High Nitrate in Hay Killing Beef Cows in Complex Ways, MU specialists say

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Two years of abnormal weather changed plant growth, which changes livestock digestion. In the end cows die. The words “it’s very complex”...

2018 Drought Report Available Online

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources submitted the 2018 Drought Response Report to Governor Parson February 25. The report provides detailed...

MDC Invites Public to State Forest Nursery Open House April 6 Tour the nursery...

MDC State Forest Nursery staff grow, store, and ship nearly 3 million tree and shrub seedlings each year. Learn more at an April 6...

Interference with Feral Hog Trapping Sites Costs Trappers Time, Taxpayers Money

Multi-agency feral hog trapping team reports repeated trespassing, vandalism issues. IRON COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and USDA Wildlife Services report...

Mark Twain National Forest Recruiting for Resource Advisory Committee

ROLLA, Mo. (Feb. 28, 2019) – Mark Twain National Forest is recruiting individuals to be members of a Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) that will...

Douglas County Livestock Report

Jefferson City, MO, Friday, Mar 01, 2019, MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News. Ava - Douglas County Livestock Auction Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report...

Spring Aboard The 2019 Boating Season!

Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol will participate in the National Association of State...

Bringing Back the American Small Farm – A Two-Day Regional Conference in West Plains...

Join us for a conference sharing instruction on how to contribute to your regional food supply using whatever land resources are available. ​Whether it’s...

USDA Rural Development in Missouri Now Accepting Rural Business Grant Applications

Application Deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications to support businesses and help create jobs...
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Douglas County Health Department Schedule

417-683-4174 603 NW 12th Ave., P.O. Box 940, Ava, Mo. 65608 Regular Office Hours:  Mon. Tues. Fri. 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Wed. Thurs. 8:00 a.m....

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