MU Extension course helps new farmers

April 29, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Alex Nuckolls, 6, watches his father, Matt Nuckolls, while their barred Plymouth Rock hens and Reggie the black Australorp rooster move in on some corn on April 18 near Licking. After an improvised explosive device in northern Afghanistan ended his 10-year Air Force career, the military veteran and his wife, Leann, purchased 20 acres in Texas County. They intend to start a pasture poultry operation.

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