Commission

The Missouri State Fair Commission was established by the Missouri Legislature effective September 1, 1995 through Missouri Revised Statutes (Chapter 262, Section 26.217).

The purpose of the Commission is to oversee the operation of the Missouri State Fair. It is responsible for the selection and supervision of the Fair director, and it has authority to lease or purchase land and accept or reject contracts.

Membership Requirements
Two (2) members must be active farmers; two (2) must be current or past presidents of county or regional fair boards; one (1) must be the director of the Department of Agriculture; one (1) must be employed in agribusiness; and three (3) must be at-large members.

Commission Details

  • Number of Members: Nine (9)
  • Members Appointed by Governor: Nine (9)
  • Length of Term: Four (4) years
  • Senate Advice & Consent Required: Yes

Political Affiliation
Not more than four (4) members, excluding the Director of Agriculture, may be members of the same political party.

Geographic Affiliation
Geographic Affiliation is required. Not more than two (2) members may reside in the same congressional district, and members must reside in Missouri for at least five (5) years preceding appointment.

Janet_Terrill
Ms. Janet M. Crafton
City: St. James
Slot: At-Large Member #3
Term: June 19, 2012 – Dec. 29, 2015
Party: Democrat
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Richard Fordyce
Director of Missouri Agriculture
City: Jefferson City
Slot: Director of Missouri Agriculture
Term: Dec. 2013 -

 

 

Barbara
Mrs. Barbara Hayden
City: Sedalia
Slot: At-Large Member #1
Term: Jan. 20, 2005 – Dec. 29, 2009
Party: Republican
Sherry_Jones
Mrs. Sherry Jones
City: Dawn
Slot: At-Large Member #2
Term: Jan. 3, 2012 – Dec. 29, 2014
Party: Republican

 

 

Jack
Dr. Jack Magruder
City: Kirksville
Slot: Active Farmer #1
Term: Jul. 29, 2010 – Dec. 29, 2012
Party: Democrat
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Mr. Don McQuitty
City: Sunrise Beach
Slot: Active Farmer #2
Term: Oct. 2, 2014 – Dec. 29, 2015
Party: Democrat

 

 

Lowell
Mr. Lowell Mohler, Chairman
City: Jefferson City
Slot: Agribusiness Employee
Term: Jan. 21, 2010 – Dec. 29, 2013
Party: Republican
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Mr. Kevin Roberts, Vice Chairman
City: Hillsboro
Slot: County Fair Board Member or
Past President #2
Term: Jan. 3, 2012 – Dec. 29, 2014
Party: Democrat

 

Ted
Mr. Ted E. Sheppard
City: Cabool
Slot: County Fair Board Member or Past President #1
Term: Jul. 29, 2010 – Dec. 29, 2012
Party: Republican