Get your Festival food fix at the KC Renaissance Festival on Parade

Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Kansas City Renaissance Festival on Parade, a drive-through experience featuring over 20 of your favorite Festival foods. There will be exciting entertainment, featured artisans, and a chance to support Kansas City’s great Renaissance Tradition from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. Join the Parade weekends

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MDC revises regulations regarding coyote hunting and invasive species control

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) updated regulations to the Wildlife Code of Missouri regarding coyote hunting and feral hog control at its Sept. 4 Conservation Commission meeting in Jefferson City. The change comes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision, infrared, thermal imagery equipment, or artificial light to

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Trees are focus of MDC online kids’ program on Sept. 24

Children can learn more about the many benefits trees provide at free virtual program. It’s hard to imagine what Missouri would be like without trees. The many benefits trees provide humans and wildlife make them an essential part of our landscape. Children can learn more about how trees help humans and animals in the Missouri

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MDC sets proposed bear-hunting framework for future seasons

Missourians asked to provide feedback Oct. 16-Nov. 14 on the proposed framework. The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a proposed hunting framework by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The Commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking

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MoDOT director participates in launch of National Freight Strategic Plan

Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation and president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Thursday, Sept. 3, in the virtual launch of the first-ever National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP). The virtual event may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfLAYZoaBzA#action=share Intended to strengthen

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Order seedling trees and shrubs

The 2020-2021 Seedling Order Form for the George O. White State Forest Nursery is now available online at mdc.mo.gov/seedlings, or by contacting the State Forest Nursery at 573-674-3229 or StateForestNursery@mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail). Place orders now through April 15, 2021.  You may order online, by mail or by fax.  The Vernon County Extension Office has

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STORMS

Some years back I took a pair of northerners on an Ozark float trip and in mid-afternoon dark clouds began to form to the west, with the ominous roll of thunder in the distance. I knew of a big, deep cave nearby with a dry floor, so I secured the boat in a protected spot

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A few Did you know facts

Did you know 11% of people are left handed Did you know August has the highest percentage of births Did you know unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it Did you know the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes Did you know a bear has 42 teeth Did you know an

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Applications Open for 2021 Pork Industry Scholarship

The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2021 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four-year institution. The Ambassador will not only be awarded a scholarship, but will

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MDC, partners bring the ‘squeak’ back to Missouri through Brown-headed nuthatch reintroduction

With the help of partnerships and extensive habitat restoration, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is delighted to bring the once-native Brown-headed Nuthatch back to Missouri. Reintroduction efforts were made possible through MDC’s partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service’s Mark Twain National Forest, Ouachita National Forest and Northern Research Station, the University of Missouri, and

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