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(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that 27 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. These students are seeking higher education at a Missouri university/college. “Supporting higher education for Missouri agriculture youth is a … Continue reading “Missouri State Fair Scholarships Awarded to 4-H and FFA Youth”

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The deadline for Missouri State Fair exhibitor swine DNA cards to be postmarked has been extended to June 15. This extension is to assist exhibitors with meeting the requirements of the DNA cards. Other important dates and deadlines for exhibitors will continued to be reviewed and modified if necessary as situations change.  Information will be … Continue reading “Deadline for swine DNA cards extended”

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In the interest of public health related to COVID-19 concerns, all events scheduled to be held on the Missouri State Fairgrounds between now and May 10, 2020 have been canceled. These actions are in accordance with the latest guidance from the CDC and are necessary to protect the health of your family, friends and neighbors. … Continue reading “Fairgrounds events canceled through May 10”

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The Missouri State Fair Commission voted to approve a plan to implement a cattle barn bedding pilot project. The project will provide stall bedding for cattle exhibitors during the 2020 Missouri State Fair. “This project has been a priority for the Commission and Missouri State Fair staff,” said Fair Director Mark Wolfe. “Through the efforts … Continue reading “Cattle barn bedding pilot project implemented for 2020 Missouri State Fair”