retirement en Are You Ready To Live Until You’re 100 or 120? You Just May Need To Be <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="American Edna Parker was the oldest living person in the world when she died in 2008. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Kyle Jacoby 55198 at Are You Ready To Live Until You’re 100 or 120? You Just May Need To Be President of Regional Economic Development, Inc. to retire <p>The Columbia business landscape hasn't always been as commercial as it is now.&nbsp; Mike Brooks has been a fixture in the city's business outlook for five years, but that reign is coming to an end as Brooks announced his retirement from Regional Economic Development Incorporated (REDI) Wednesday.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:30:40 +0000 Jeremy Schrank 54865 at Carter Ward announces retirement from Missouri School Boards’ Association <p></p><p>Dr. Carter D. Ward announced his retirement as Executive Director of the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) after working with the organization for more than 40 years.</p><p>At 68 years old, Ward said his decision was based primarily on age. He doesn’t have immediate plans to reengage in the work force but plans to spend time with his family.</p><p>“It’s always been very meaningful, engaging work and it’s been real fortunate for me to have had the opportunity to be engaged in this work for a career,” he said.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:28:26 +0000 Ashley Reese 54395 at Carter Ward announces retirement from Missouri School Boards’ Association Superintendent Belcher to retire from CPS in June, take job at MU <p>Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher announced his retirement plans in a letter to the Board of Education.</p><p>Belcher will retire effective June 30, 2014 and will take a job as a faculty member in the University of Missouri College of Education. Belcher says that role will allow him “to stay connected with CPS through leadership development.” Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:52:40 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Rehman Tungekar 46375 at Superintendent Belcher to retire from CPS in June, take job at MU Planned Parenthood announces CEO's retirement <p>Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced the retirement of current president and CEO, Peter Brownlie, this week. Brownlie spent 15 years advocating for women's health care rights. He said he will retire from the organization in the Spring of 2014. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:32:02 +0000 Caitlyn Gallip 43470 at Planned Parenthood announces CEO's retirement Young dreams, huge obstacles <p>While the farming community continues to age fewer young people are filling the ranks, prompting the question: Do young people even want to farm anymore?</p><p>The quick answer is yes, just not in the same numbers as they used to. And surveys indicate many of them don’t want to farm in conventional ways.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 38431 at Young dreams, huge obstacles Turmoil in farm transitions <p>Driving out of the western Iowa town of Panora, the winding roads offer broad vistas of rolling hills. Many of the mailboxes along Redwood Road show the name Arganbright. Jim Arganbright grew up in this area, one of 10 children. He and his wife, Beverly, have eight kids.</p><p>Though Jim Arganbright farmed here his whole life, three years ago at the age of 80 he started renting his cropland to his son Tom, the only one of his children who farms full-time. Now, all Jim Arganbright has to worry about is the livestock — and he doesn’t have too much of that.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:03:28 +0000 Amy Mayer 38426 at Turmoil in farm transitions Retirement? Not on the farm <p>Working beyond retirement is a fairly common refrain these days. In 2012, 5 percent of the U.S. workforce was beyond retirement age. But farmers seem to work longer than most. In the last Agriculture Census 25 percent of all farm operators were over 65 years old.</p><p>Why do farmers keep working? For one thing, modern machinery makes it easier to work longer.</p><p>“It’s more you use your mind rather than your back, so you can go longer,” said Mike Duffy, an agricultural economist at Iowa State University.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:43:51 +0000 Grant Gerlock 38424 at Retirement? Not on the farm Retiring to the farm anything but quiet <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not just lifelong farmers who feel the pull of the land as they get older. For some Americans, retirement is an opportunity to begin the farming dream.</span></p><p>“I wanted to be able to be active and have a pastime that ensured physical activity,” said beginning farmer Tom Thomas, who at 65 still has the physical fitness to wrestle and brand steers at his son’s ranch in Oklahoma.</p><p>Thomas retired two years ago after teaching exercise physiology for 35 years and he knew what he wanted to do next.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:42:58 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 36957 at Retiring to the farm anything but quiet Missouri and Kansas university leaders get hefty retirement packages <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>University presidents in Kansas and Missouri have been retiring with substantial financial packages.</p><p>When MU Chancellor Brady Deaton retires this fall, he’ll be director of an institute on international development. He’ll be paid 200 thousand dollars.</p><p>Former KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway received about 340 thousand dollars for two years after he retired in 2009.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:40:24 +0000 Associated Press 36221 at Missouri and Kansas university leaders get hefty retirement packages