Farm & Garden

Clunn Inspires Future Fisherman

Mindy Johnson/Herald On Feb. 21st, Rick Clunn signed autographs at a meet and great event at a local restaurant for friends, family and future fishermen...

Reseeding Toxic Fescue Takes Time But Cuts Big Losses for Beef Farmers

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Toxin-free fescue gives long-term high gains, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension pasture specialist. He believes novel-endophyte tall fescue deserves first...

Pruning and Spring Care Help Winter-Damaged Trees

COLUMBIA, Mo. – This winter’s snow and ice took its toll on trees. Proper pruning now, followed by extra care in the growing season,...

MDC Seeks Information in Poaching Case of Two Adult Elk

Photo courtesy MDC This is the carcass of a 10-year-old bull elk that was shot and left near the Log Yard area of Shannon County. ...

MU Foremost Dairy Recognized by Holstein Association

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Holstein Association USA recently named the University of Missouri’s Foremost Dairy Research Center as one of the top 10 college/university herds. MU...

Missouri Department of Agriculture Announces Grants for Missouri Specialty Crop Producers

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for anticipated funding through the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program....

Ava High School FFA Breakfast

  Locals fill their plates with breakfast foods during the Ava High School FFA Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

Douglas County Livestock Report

Jefferson City, MO    Fri Feb 22, 2019    MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News, Ava-Douglas County Livestock Auction; Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report...

Missouri Farm Bureau

EPA Asks for Clean Water Rule Comments By Eric Bohl After years of legal and political battling, the Trump administration is nearing the final stage of...

Ag Matters: Are You Doing More to Further Agriculture in the Show-Me State?

By Chris Chinn, Director of Agriculture Chinn’s monthly column from Missouri Ruralist entitled Ag Matters.  “You keep your fence rows clean, and I’ll do the...
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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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