Seed catalogs inspire gardners, cattlemen

Posted January 29, 2015 at 9:35 am

Shortly after New Year’s Day, seed catalogs started showing up in area mailboxes. Devoted gardeners get excited to see catalogs arrive and most will sit down and start their “wish list” on seeds for the coming season.

Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, says he got that same level of excitement when the first 2015 artificial insemination catalog arrived.

“There’s a greater connection between those catalogs – the seed catalogs for gardeners and the AI catalogs for livestock producers – than you might first think,” said Cole.

As gardeners and cow-calf producers browse the catalog pages they see the attractive glossy pictures. Coles says both dream of being able to duplicate the product of the “seed” shown in their respective catalogs in their garden or their future calf crop.

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    Chapter Degree Recipients are: Ashley Brown, Justin Johnson, Mckensi Marshall, Rebeca Posey, Steven Taylor, Kylee Tomason, Chandler Allison, Colby Charles, Logan Perridon, Claire Silvers, Hesston Stark, Chandra Bettis, Shelby Barger, Karlee Collins, Jake Hillsman, Morgan Sumner. Photo submitted by FFA Historiesn Makenzie Schwalm and Jaynee Beaty