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February 9, 2016

 
 

Celebrate Missouri Farmers this Month with new Ag series

February 1, 2016


Missouri has more than 99,000 family farms, putting it behind only Texas in the most farms in the United States.

The Missouri Farm Bureau has set aside Feb. 7-13 as "Thank a Farmer Week." Across the state, counties will be organizing activities to celebrate.

Following "Thank a Farmer Week" is National FFA Week, commemorated this year Feb. 20-27.

Your newspaper has an opportunity to educate readers about Missouri's farmers and the importance of agriculture with a Newspaper In Education series, "Agriculture is Everywhere!" This 8-part series shares information on Missouri's natural resources and highlights commodities produced in our state.

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Order "Agriculture is Everywhere" inserts for Thank a Farmer Week!

January 7, 2016

"Thank a Farmer Week" in Missouri is Feb. 7-13 and Missouri newspapers have a terrific opportunity to promote agriculture in our state to young readers with the Newspaper In Education feature, "Agriculture is Everywhere," just created in partnership with the Missouri Farm Bureau.

The new feature is available in two formats: a full-color 12-page educational special section and an 8-part in-paper series.

Missouri Farm Bureau is printing an initial supply of 50,000 copies of the special section and making them available to Missouri newspapers to share with their readers - young and older. Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The Farm Bureau has generously agreed to ship the tabs to Missouri newspapers at no cost.

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Download new story about the Missouri Capitol!

December 17, 2015

"Night at the Capitol," a new 13-chapter serialized story from Missouri Press, is now available. The story is free to Missouri newspapers through the Reading Across Missouri project, an effort to have young people reading and learning inside their community newspapers in the new year. This is the 12th year for the project.

"Night at the Capitol" is an adventure that begins when Charlie, bored with life in Missouri and the class field trip he's on at the Missouri State Capitol, stumbles upon characters from the past and helps save the night by tracking down a state treasure. Soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, statesmen, authors and entertainers are the cast of characters in this overnight trip through time.

"Night at the Capitol" is intended for publication beginning in January. The story is available at no charge to Missouri newspapers through June 2016 thanks to the Missouri Press Foundation.

Visit www.mo-nie.com and use download code readmo16 to access: Rules of Publication (including online guidelines), a promotional ad, 13 ready-to-publish chapter features and a companion teacher guide correlated to Missouri's learning standards.

Please contact Dawn Kitchell with any questions, dawn.kitchell@gmail.com or (636) 932-4301.

 
 

Spend a "Night at the Capitol" in new serial

December 7, 2015

 The 2016 Reading Across Missouri project kicks off in January. This year, we're sprinkling a little magic on Missouri history to make it come alive for young readers. It's a story that readers of all ages will enjoy. 

"Night at the Capitol" begins when 11-year-old Charlie, bored with life in Missouri and the class field trip he's on, stumbles upon characters from the past and helps save the night by tracking down a state treasure. Soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, statesmen, authors, and entertainers are the cast of characters is this overnight trip through time.

"Night at the Capitol" is 13 chapters. The promotional ad and teacher guide are available now for newspapers to download and begin promoting. The chapters will be available soon for publication beginning in January. The story is available at no charge to Missouri newspapers through June 2016 thanks to the Missouri Press Foundation.

"Night at the Capitol" was written by Carolyn Mueller and Illustrated by Chris Grant.

To access the files for the Reading Across Missouri project, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: readmo16.

 
 



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Wednesday February 10th

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Tuesday February 9th

Celebrate Missouri Farmers this month with the new ag series! The Missouri Farm Bureau has set aside Feb. 7-13 as "Thank a Farmer Week. Link

Monday February 8th

Missouri Press Foundation is offering Missouri newspapers the opportunity to host interns in the summer of 2016! Completed applications MUST be received before the end of the day on Friday, March 25, 2016 for consideration. For more information or to view the application form, please click on the link below! Link

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