Four Farms in Greene County Honored with Century Farm Status Sept. 13 Including One Founded in 1839

Four family farms in Greene County were honored with Century Farm status on Sept. 13 at the Greene County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting held at the Sac River Event Center west of Springfield. Farm owners were presented with an official fence sign and certificate from the University of Missouri and official proclamations from Greene County presented by Commissioners Bob Dixon and John Russell.

MU Extension, NRCS partner to help farmers convert cropland to pasture

WELLSVILLE, Mo. – Matthew Spiers wants to convert cropland to pastureland for grazing.Through a joint effort by University of Missouri Extension and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Spiers plans to build a rotational grazing system so he won’t have to rent more pastureland to expand his cattle herd.

Change helps Monett farm survive

MONETT, Mo. – Fourth-generation farmer Mike Meier knows change will help his family’s Century Farm survive.The rotational grazing and breeding system he uses for his dairy herd works. Now he wants to apply those principles to beef cattle. “At 56, I wanted to go in a different direction,” he says.He wants to see how much profit per acre he can make by switching from dairy to beef cattle. He is building his cattle herd as he prepares to…