Youth in Agriculture

YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE

Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2018. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and five additional copies.

These scholarships are possible thanks to the gracious contributions of many individuals and companies. One $5,000 platinum scholarship sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters, one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics, and thirty $1,500 scholarships sponsored by Youth in Agriculture are being offered.

Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of 4-H or FFA, and have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair. Eligible scholarship applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited Missouri community college or a four-year-college or university in the fall/spring semester immediately following graduation from high school. Applicants are not required to pursue a degree in agriculture, however, a 5 point bonus will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in agriculture during the selection process.

Missouri State Fair scholarships are funded through the generosity of Youth in Agriculture sponsors and buyers of the livestock sold during the annual Sale of Champions; the sponsors and buyers list is available here. A portion of each animal’s sale price is allocated to the scholarship program. Additional support is also provided by Guesa USA/Dairy Queen of Sedalia, Guesa USA/Steak ‘n Shake of Sedalia, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Annual Ag Golf Classic and the Missouri State Fair Foundation.

Watch the video to see how Young people involved in Youth in Agriculture learn valuable lessons in leadership, economics and the tried-and-true ethics of hard work and perseverance.

Youth in Agriculture highlights the important contributions that youth and farm families make to Missouri. Young people involved in Youth in Agriculture learn valuable lessons in leadership, economics and the tried-and-true ethics of hard work and perseverance.

To view a video of the 2017 SALE OF CHAMPIONS click here.

2016 YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Scholarship Recipients Recognized at the Missouri State FFA Convention

$5,000 PLATINUM SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsored by Youth in Agriculture Supporters
Mattison Lenae Ishmael, of Gallatin

$2,500 SUPREME SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics
Abby Bertz, of Mayview

THE FOLLOWING RECEIVED $1,500 SCHOLARSHIPS
Sponsored by the Missouri State Fair Foundation and Youth in Agriculture Supporters

  • Jackson Barry, of Canton
  • Corbin Bell, of Higginsville
  • Emily Blaue, of Wellsville
  • Bailey Boland, of Sweet Springs
  • Ashton E. Brockman, of Brookfield
  • Makinley Brooks, of New Bloomfield
  • Austin Dotson, of Cameron
  • Hailee Beemer, of Maryville
  • Grace Erickson, of Bolivar
  • Mariah Gach, of St. Joseph
  • Kiley A. Gibson, of Ridgeway
  • Shambree Hagan, of Princeton
  • Katie Hamilton, of Republic
  • Caleb Hudson, of Middletown
  • Allison L. Jenkins, of Butler
  • Kade Matthew Marnin, of Mendon
  • Mitchell Moon, of Tipton
  • Aaron Mott, of Rocheport
  • Kristina Nadler, of Wentzville
  • Kaylee Peel, of Chillicothe
  • Hannah Rockers, of Carthage
  • Jeb Schaefer, of Callao
  • Joslyn Seals, of Browning
  • Abigail Turner, of Brookfield
  • Jacob E. Vaughn, of Sturgeon
  • Madison Walkup, of Gower
  • Davis Washburn, of King City
  • Sara Webb, of Unionville
  • Audrey Wilson, of Clever

2017 SALE OF CHAMPION RESULTS

  • Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Katelyn Gillum of Unionville.  Katelyn is a member of the Putnam County FFA Chapter.  Her 1,355-pound crossbred steer sold for an all-time high of $28,500, and was purchased by Dairy Queen/Guesa USA LLC and Steak ‘n Shake/Guesa USA LLC/Jorge Guevara of Sedalia.  Additional funds for the Grand Champion Steer were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The steer was donated to the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.

Katelyn’s Hometown Supporters
Appanoose Veterinary Clinic
Appleseeds
Bob’s Food Mart
James Brummit, DVM
Centerville Produce
Charlie’s Place
CJ’s
Craig Comstock/Investment Professionals, Inc.
Dave’s Tire
James Edwards-Shelter Insurance
Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri – Unionville
Goretska Show Steers
Great Western Bank – Unionville
Hart Abstract & Title
Helena Chemical Company
David Hines
Hy-Vee, Unionville
Jones Auto Body
Thomas J. Keedy, Attorney at Law
Lockridge, Inc.
McCormack’s MFA Station
MFA Oil Company
North Central Missouri Electric
North Missouri Tire
Perkins Land Company
Prairieland Farm Service
Joel Pratt, DDS
Purina Animal Nutrition/Honor Show Chow
Putnam County MFA Exchange
Putnam County R-I FFA Chapter
Putnam County State Bank-Unionville
The Law Offices of Patrick E. Richardson, P.C.
Richardson Excavating
Schoonover Electric and Heating
Tamara Sewell – Brown, State Farm Insurance
Sinclair Tractor
Steerbidder Online Sales
Sullivan Auctioneers
Unionville Auto Parts
Unionville Livestock Market
Unionville Republican
Unionville Veterinary Clinic
Williams-Keepers

  • Grand Champion Barrow was exhibited by Royse Laffey of Maryville.  Royse is a member of the Maryville Saddle 4-H Club.  His 275-pound crossbred hog was purchased for $25,500 by BTC Bank (with locations in Albany, Bethany, Boonville, Carrollton, Chillicothe, Gallatin & Pattonsburg, MO; and Lamoni, IA) and the Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The barrow was donated to the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.  Royse Laffey announced that he would donate 10% of his sale price back to the Missouri State Fair Foundation for Swine Barn improvements on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.

Royse’s Hometown Supporters
Biozyme/Sure Champ
Roger & Stacy Bundridge
Consumers Oil Company of Maryville
Judging Pro
Maryville Veterinary Clinic
Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association
Nodaway County Livestock Awards Committee
Nodaway Valley Bank – Maryville
NorthwestCell
Purina Animal Nutrition/Honor Show Chow
Schenkel Farms Inc.
Schmidt Farms
Shelter Insurance/Todd Stagner
Show Stock Outfitters
Team Sloan Livestock
TF Cattle
TWS Genetics
United Electric Cooperative
Welch Family, Sheridan, MO

  • Grand Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Adam Thompson of Maryville.  Adam is a member of the Northwest Tech FFA Chapter.  His 126-pound crossbred lamb was purchased for a record price of $21,250 by Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate/Chas Wheeler, Paris; and the Missouri State Fair Concessionaires & Commercial Exhibitors (Allen Dennis Concessions, Inc.; BK’s Restaurant & Pub; Broomfield Foods; Brown’s Fudge Shop, Inc.; Bud Stage; Exclusive Home Products; Jackson’s Smokehouse, LLC; Kim-Laine Concessions; McKinney Food Services; Shallow Concessions; Signs by L & J; Truck’s Place; Versa Products; Webster Enterprises; and Westmoreland Concessions), along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The lamb was donated to the Missouri State Fair Employees Association.

Adam’s Hometown Supporters
Automatic Transmission Service
Beemer’s Muffler & Sayes Machine Shop
Clinton Allen Monuments
Consumers Oil Company of Maryville
Dogtown Bar & Grill
Franklin Equipment
Gray’s Truck Stop & Restaurant
The Green Stuff Daily Hair Care Products
Gut Candy
Hickey Farms
Jim & Mary Huffman
Bereneda James
Johnson Club Lambs
Lager Farms
Manning Ag Services
Maryville Veterinary Clinic
Nodaway Contracting Co., Inc.
Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association
Nodaway County Fair
Nodaway County Livestock Awards Committee
Northwest Tech FFA Chapter
Otto Show Cattle
Purina Animal Nutrition/Honor Show Chow
RLR Farms
Rodgers Cattle Company
Rule Sheep Company
Schmidt Farms
Seipel Farms
Show-Rite Feeds
Show-Safe
South Paws Veterinary Clinic
Rob Sparks – American Family Insurance
State Farm Insurance/Kevin Neal
Stiens Grain & Livestock
Kelly & Melanie Taylor and Girls
Barry, Amy, Jenna & Abby Tlach
United Country Real Estate
United Electric Cooperative
Walker Body Shop
Wright Club Lambs

  • Grand Champion Pen of Meat Rabbits was exhibited by Lauren Hammett of Ashland.  Lauren is a member of the Englewood 4-H Club.  Her pen of New Zealand rabbits weighed an average of 5.1 pounds. Her pen of rabbits was purchased by the Missouri State Rabbit Producers Association, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters for a record-setting price of $6,000.  The rabbits were donated to the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.

Lauren’s Hometown Supporters
Lynne & Greg Baker
Boone Electric Cooperative
Central Bank of Boone County
Circle A Angus Ranch
Complete Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Emery Sapp & Sons
Farm Power Lawn and Leisure
Mid-City Lumber
PC1/Tony & Tammy Russell
Platinum Livestock
Sentinel Lumber & Hardware/Bilt-Rite Buildings
SFG Backes Feed Inc./Purina Animal Nutrition
Steve, Jennifer & Riley Tade

  • Grand Champion Pen of Chickens was exhibited by Hannah Bruse of Princeton. Hannah is a member of the Moss Rangers 4-H Club.  Hannah’s broilers weighed an average of 6.8 pounds and were purchased by Dairy Queen/Guesa USA LLC and Steak ‘n Shake/Guesa USA LLC/Jorge Guevara of Sedalia, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters for $4,000.  The chickens were donated to the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.

Hannah’s Hometown Supporters
Jerry & Tammy Brundage
Pam Bruse (in memory of Ilene McDaniel)
Chillicothe Animal Hospital
Citizens Bank and Trust – Trenton
Marcia Cox – Farm Bureau Insurance Agent
Cox Motorsports
Earl’s Triple E Farm
Ellsworth Farms
Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri – Trenton
Farmers State Bank – Trenton
Fordyce Farms
GFG Ag Services & Purina Animal Nutrition
Dennis & Marcia Gutshall
Chris Hoffman
Hoover Hatchery
Kevin Hudson
Hudson Club Calves
Meinke Farms
Mercer County Title Company
Midwest Tire Outlet
Scott & Cindy Roy
Silver Moon Feeds/Millbank Mills
Terry Implement Co.
Tigerco Distributing Company
Unionville Livestock Market

  • Grand Champion Meat Goat was exhibited by Brylee Williams of Princeton.  Brylee is a member of the Mid River 4-H Club.  Brylee’s Boer goat weighed 80 pounds and was purchased for $8,250 by Edward Jones and the following Edward Jones Associates: Roger Bennett, Trenton; Shane Adrian, Moberly; Ryan Beumer, Marshall; Craig Bolger, Independence; Jim Bonderer, Chillicothe; Alan Brandt, Warrensburg; Kevin Brown, Bowling Green; Darren Collier, Carthage; Stan Davis, Clinton; Diane Dudenhoeffer, Marshall; Ann Echelmeier, Columbia; Tim Erickson, Bolivar; Joe Fluty, Sedalia; Bill Fretwell, Columbia; Patrick Goodknight, Joplin; Doug Hammer, Independence; Mark Harrison, Chillicothe; Tom Hissink, Nevada; Bill Hudson, Kansas City; Shannon Isaacson, Macon; Cliff Jones, Independence; Alan Kimbel, Warrenton; Paul Kissick, Kirksville; Adam Kliethermes, Independence; George Koepp, Raytown; Matt Kueny, Boonville; J. R. Lawless, Columbia; Matt Logan, Pleasant Hill; Lon Luckert, Brookfield; JD Manning, Clinton; Brian Massey, Webb City; Mark Matthews, St. Joseph; Virgil McDonald, Sedalia; Cole Merrill, Cameron; Matt Peiter, Boonville; David Reid, Higginsville; Lance Reynolds, Boonville; Jason Sarsany, Savannah; Mark Saunders, Monroe City; Dennis Sieger, Clinton; Carl Simpson, Butler; John Skinner, Blue Springs; Doug Turnbough, Odessa; Brian Yarbrough, Excelsior Springs; George Morse, Harrisonville; along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The meat goat was donated to the University of Missouri’s Meats Judging Team.

Brylee’s Hometown Supporters
2J Ranch
Roger Bennett – Edward Jones
Jerry & Tammy Brundage
Englert Farms
Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri – Mercer
Dennis & Marcia Gutshall
Hickory Ridge Marketing LLC
Judging Pro
Katelman Steel Fabrication Inc
Marko’s
Rosemary Meis
Pale Moon Ranch
Pettijohn Auto Center
Show Stock Outfitters
Show-Rite Feeds
Sloan/Page Show Goats
Smithfield
Team Sloan Livestock
Team Wilson Livestock
Mike Tomlin Family
Unionville Livestock Market
Wes Reger Agency LLC

  • Reserve Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Cole Murphy of Houstonia. Cole is a member of the Kennedy 4-H Club.  His 1,315-pound crossbred steer was purchased for $24,000 by Edward Jones and the Edward Jones Associates; and Ag-Power, Inc., Sedalia, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The steer was donated to the University of Missouri’s Meats Judging Team.

Cole’s Hometown Supporters
ADM Animal Nutrition/MoorMan’s ShowTec
Benton County Veterinary Service
Brent & Taylor Boland
Brad Hook Photography
The Carlson Family
Cattle Visions
Central Missouri AGRIservice
Cody Cattle Co.
Jeff & Michelle Dalbey
Matt & Lindsey Dehn
Equity Bank – Sweet Springs
Exchange Bank of Missouri – Slater
Wendy Faulconer
Roger Fergason, District Sales Manager-Pfister Seeds
Preston & Samantha Graves
Grossenburg Veterinary Service
Heimer & Associates Inc
Heimer Hampshires
J/D Cattle Co.
Michael & Pam Jennings
Jones Brothers Livestock Auction
Judging Pro
Jerry Lehmann
Justin & Rebecca Malter
Marshall & Fenner Farms
Marshall Service Co
Rance Long Marketing
Jerry Reid – American Family Insurance
Reproductive Enterprises Inc
Ricketts Farm Service
Allen Robinson Family
Schroeder Fencing
Gene & Cindy Schroeder
Shireman Seeds
Danny Sims
Sims Feed & Supply
Kaden & Maxon Sims
Bud Summers Family
Team Sloan Livestock
Team Wilson Livestock
Tony’s Auto Repair, LLC
Trans Ova Genetics
Tyre Seeds
Ernie & Tammy Wallace

  • Reserve Grand Champion Barrow exhibited by Mackenzie Mawson of Archie. Mackenzie is a member of the Archie FFA Chapter.  Her 276-pound crossbred barrow was purchased for a record-setting $21,750 by the Monsanto Company and the Climate Corporation; Team Sloan Livestock, Cameron; and ADM Animal Nutrition/MoorMan’s ShowTec, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The hog was donated to the University of Missouri’s Meats Judging Team.

Mackenzie’s Hometown Supporters
Biozyme/Sure Champ
Roger & Stacy Bundridge
Consumers Oil Company of Maryville
Judging Pro
Maryville Veterinary Clinic
Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association
Nodaway County Livestock Awards Committee
Nodaway Valley Bank – Maryville
NorthwestCell
Purina Animal Nutrition/Honor Show Chow
Schenkel Farms Inc.
Schmidt Farms
Shelter Insurance/Todd Stagner
Show Stock Outfitters
Team Sloan Livestock
TF Cattle
TWS Genetics
United Electric Cooperative
Welch Family, Sheridan, MO

  • Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb exhibited by John G. Schenkel of Maryville.  John is a member of the Northwest Tech FFA Chapter.  John’s crossbred lamb weighed 121 pounds and was purchased for a record price of $19,500 by the MU Independent Aggies.  Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The lamb was donated to the University of Missouri’s Meats Judging Team.

John’s Hometown Supporters
ABIS Crop Insurance
ABS – Scott Liebhart
Beemer’s Muffler & Sayes Machine Shop
Consumers Oil Company of Maryville
Delbert’s Garage
Eckard’s Home Improvement
Bill Foster, Contractor & Builder
Frueh Family Farms
The Green Stuff Daily Hair Care Products
Gut Candy
Hall Farms
Kinman Livestock Inc
John & Kendra Laffey
Lance Seeds
Lewis Hybrids
Lifeline Foods
Maryville Veterinary Clinic
Curry & Linda Massey
Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association
Nodaway County Fair
Nodaway County Livestock Awards Committee
Nodaway Valley Bank – Maryville
Nodaway Veterinary Clinic
Northwest Tech FFA Chapter
NorthwestCell
Don & Betty Orme
Orscheln Farm & Home-Maryville
Purina Animal Nutrition/Honor Show Chow
River Valley Ag
Salon I
Schenkel Farms Inc
John L. & Sue Schenkel
Schmidt Farms
Show-Safe
Skidgel Club Lambs
South Paws Veterinary Clinic
United Electric Cooperative
Kent Yount – Farm Bureau Insurance
Ziegler Ag Equipment

  • Reserve Champion Pen of Meat Rabbits was exhibited by Gunnar Fisher of Verona.  Gunnar is a member of the Mount Comfort 4-H Club.  His New Zealand Black rabbits weighed an average of 5.2 pounds and sold for $2,400 to RIBUS, Inc./Steve Peirce, St. Louis; along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The rabbits were donated to the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.

Gunnar’s Hometown Supporters
Tammy Bechel – Jordan Essentials
Bishop Construction
Cloud Meats
Fort Smith Trucking
Freedom Bank – Willard
Hiwasse P&E
Larson Farm & Lawn
Lawrence County Record
Legacy Farm & Lawn
Main Street Feeds
Missouri State New Zealand Rabbit Club
Race Brothers Farm Supply
Jackie Rowbotham
White Funeral Home
Whitehead Farm Supply

  • Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Chickens exhibited by Lilian Buie of Marshall.  Lilian is a member of the Work to Win 4-H Club.  Her broilers weighed an average of 6.25 pounds and sold for $2,100 to Heimer & Associates/Rodney Heimer, Quincy, IL; along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters.  The chickens were donated to the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.

Lilian’s Hometown Supporters
4B Farms
ADM Animal Nutrition/MoorMan’s ShowTec
Community Bank – Marshall
Diehm’s Tire Service
Exchange Bank of Missouri – Marshall
FCS Financial
Mid-Missouri Energy
Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers
Russell & Sons Excavating Inc.
Springwater Greenhouse
Toliver Painting & Refinishing

  • Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat exhibited by Brylee Williams of Princeton.  Her boar goat weighed 96 pounds and sold for $5,500 to the MU Sigma Alpha-Alpha Chi Sorority and Show Stock Outfitters/Zac Abel, Kingdom City, along with Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters. The goat was donated to the University of Missouri’s Meats Judging Team.

Brylee’s Hometown Supporters
2J Ranch
4B Livestock/Scott & Tammy Adam
Allen Auction Service
Andersen Quarter Horses
Black & Gold Swine Genetics
Jerry & Tammy Brundage
Jerry Goodin
Helen Williams Memorial
Henke Farms
Michael & Pam Jennings
Judging Pro
Katelman Steel Fabrication Inc
Matt & Kelly Krohn
John, Kendra, Ashlyn, & Royse Laffey
Rick & Larenda Lollar
Mawson Farms
Murphy Cattle Co.
Kiera Pollard – Independent Scentsy Family Director
Greg & Dena Reger
RMEN Farms
Show Stock Outfitters
Smithfield
Mike Tomlin Family
Unionville Livestock Market
State Representative Nate Walker-R-3

  • Limited Edition Sale of Champions Commemorative Belt Buckle, which was purchased by Schenkel Farms, Inc., of Maryville, for $2,300.

2017 YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE SUPPORTERS

PLATINUM Supporters

($2,000 and up)

BTC Bank-Albany, Bethany, Boonville, Carrollton, Chillicothe, Gallatin & Pattonsburg, MO; and Lamoni, IA
Dairy Queen/Guesa USA, Sedalia
Edward Jones & Edward Jones Associates:  Roger Bennett, Trenton; Shane Adrian, Moberly; Ryan Beumer, Marshall; Craig Bolger, Independence; Jim Bonderer, Chillicothe; Alan Brandt, Warrensburg; Kevin Brown, Bowling Green; Darren Collier, Carthage; Stan Davis, Clinton; Diane Dudenhoeffer, Marshall; Ann Echelmeier, Columbia; Tim Erickson, Bolivar; Joe Fluty, Sedalia; Bill Fretwell, Columbia; Patrick Goodknight, Joplin; Doug Hammer, Independence; Mark Harrison, Chillicothe; Tom Hissink, Nevada; Bill Hudson, Kansas City; Shannon Isaacson, Macon; Cliff Jones, Independence; Alan Kimbel, Warrenton; Paul Kissick, Kirksville; Adam Kliethermes, Independence; George Koepp, Raytown; Matt Kueny, Boonville; J. R. Lawless, Columbia; Matt Logan, Pleasant Hill; Lon Luckert, Brookfield; JD Manning, Clinton; Brian Massey, Webb City; Mark Matthews, St. Joseph; Virgil McDonald, Sedalia; Cole Merrill, Cameron; Matt Peiter, Boonville; David Reid, Higginsville; Lance Reynolds, Boonville; Jason Sarsany, Savannah; Mark Saunders, Monroe City; Dennis Sieger, Clinton; Carl Simpson, Butler; John Skinner, Blue Springs; Doug Turnbough, Odessa; Brian Yarbrough, Excelsior Springs; George Morse, Harrisonville
FCS Financial
Guesa USA/Jorge Guevara, Sedalia
Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation
MFA Incorporated Charitable Foundation
Missouri Department of Agriculture Annual Ag Golf Classic
Missouri State Fair Concessionaires & Commercial Exhibitors:  Allen Dennis Concessions, Inc.; BK’s Restaurant & Pub; Broomfield Foods; Brown’s Fudge Shop, Inc.; Bud Stage; Exclusive Home Products; Jackson’s Smokehouse, LLC; Kim-Laine Concessions; McKinney Food Services; Shallow Concessions; Signs by L & J; Truck’s Place; Versa Products; Webster Enterprises; and Westmoreland Concessions
Missouri State Fair Foundation
Monsanto Company & The Climate Corporation
MU Sigma Alpha-Alpha Chi Sorority
RIBUS, Inc., Steve Peirce, St. Louis
Schenkel Farms, Inc./John & Bev Schenkel, Maryville
Steak ‘n Shake/Guesa USA, Sedalia
Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics

GOLD Supporters

($1,000 – $1,999)

ADM Animal Nutrition/MoorMan’s ShowTec
Ag-Power, Inc.
Boggs Audio/Brian Boggs, Waverly, IL
Farmers Insurance Group and these Mid-Missouri Agents:  The Garach Smith Corporation/Garach Smith, Columbia; Amos Agency/Scott Amos, Jefferson City; Tommy Bloemke, LLC/Tommy Bloemke, Owensville; Stephen Bowles, Rolla; Susan Coon, Shelbina; Becky James Agency/Becky James, Vienna; The Mayfield Group LLC/Lance Mayfield, Viburnum; Milner Insurance Agency/Doug Milner, Columbia; Tanya Ragsdale Agency LLC/Tanya Ragsdale, Columbia; Evett Schuster Agency LLC/Evett Schuster, Sedalia; Wendy L. Sprouse Agency LLC/Wendy Sprouse, Columbia; Vaughan Group/J. Randall Vaughan, Salem; and The Wagner Agency LLC/Chris Wagner, Lake Ozark
Foxx Equipment Company/Ford Maurer, Kansas City
Heimer & Associates, Rodney Heimer, Quincy, IL
Missouri Cattlemen’s Association
Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation
Missouri Pork Association
Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council & Soybean Check-off
Missouri State Rabbit Producers Association
MU Independent Aggies
Show Stock Outfitters/Zac Abell, Kingdom City
Starline Brass/Barbara Hayden, Sedalia
WEB & Sons, Inc./Tom Munson, Sedalia
Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate/Chas Wheeler, Paris

SILVER Supporters

($500-$999)

AgriMissouri/Missouri Grown
Circle A Ranch, Iberia
Clayton Agri-Marketing/Tony Clayton, Jefferson City
DuPont Pioneer Sales Professionals & Agencies:  Glenn Creek Farm-Brandon & Audrey
Badgley; Hesse Farms LLC-Ed & Rita Hesse; Shireman Seeds-Kevin & Lora Shireman
HSP Marketing, Clinton
Kent Show Feeds/Kent Nutrition Group, Inc.
Alan & Sue King, Columbia
Kitchen Craft, Mount Dora, FL
Maplewood Acres Farm/Matt, Jennifer & Hannah Boatright, Sedalia
Mid-America Biofuels, Mexico
Midwest Dairy Association
Missouri Angus Association
Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Sheep Merchandising Council
Missouri Sheep Producers
Missouri Southern Seed Corporation, Rolla
Missouri State Fair Rabbit Superintendent & Assistant Superintendents
Missouri Wine & Grape Board
Mizzou Meat Market
Pearl’s Pics/Pearl Walthall, Windsor
Pepsi of Sedalia/PepsiCo
Riffle Farms/Jean Riffle, Pleasant Hill
Sharon & Kent Topliff, Springfield
Wilson Trailer Sales of Missouri/Perry Hegstrom, Columbia

BRONZE Supporters

($100-$499)

American Family Charities
Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives
Kent & Linda Blades, Shelbina
Bob Vandiver Cattle Company, Camden
Briarwood Angus Farm/Dr. Curtis & Ann Long, Butler
Cargill Turkey Production LLC, California
Chillicothe FFA Alumni Association
DeHaan Livestock/Kevin & Diane DeHaan, Taylor
Don’s Truck Towing & Truck Wash, Inc., Sedalia
Exchange Bank of Missouri-Slater
FCS Financial-Crop Insurance
Gasconade County Fair Association
Steven & Wendy Hall, Liberty
Bob & Pam Idel, Owensville
Larry & Kathy Mead, Columbia
Missouri Agribusiness Association (MO-AG)
Missouri Farmer Today/Iowa Farmer Today
Murphy Cattle Company/Brent & DeEtta Murphy, Houstonia
NeCo Seed Farms, Inc., Garden City
Jim Riley, Colorado Springs, CO
Subway/Eddie DeJaynes
Bud & Kim Summers, Slater
Swiss Meat & Sausage Company, Hermann
Team Sloan Livestock/Scott & Tonya Sloan, Cameron
Terry Implement Company, Gallatin
Mike, Cheri & Colton Williams, Higginsville
Ron & Sandra Wolf, Chillicothe
Mark & Julie Wolfe, Marshall
Wayne, Karen & Shannon Yokley, Jefferson City

OTHER Supporters

($1-$249)

Ag Management Systems, Inc./Steve Carpenter, Kansas City
Eastern Missouri Commission Company, Bowling Green
Ben & Darla Eggers, Mexico
Gallatin Truck & Tractor, Inc., Gallatin
Green’s Welding & Sales, Appleton City
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Grinnell, IA
Clay & Dana Haynes, Wentzville
Heiman Herefords, Russellville
KMMO AM/FM Radio, Marshall
KMZU/KRLI Radio, Carrollton
Missouri Valley Commission Company, Boonville
Lowell & JoAnn Mohler, Jefferson City
Naylor’s Angus & Shorthorns/Gary & Pam Naylor, Buffalo
Olean Livestock Market, Inc., Eldon
POET Bio-Refinery, Laddonia
David Rugen, California
R. Mark Russell, Jefferson City
Show-Me Shortline Co., LLC, Centralia
W.B. Young Company, Marshall
Mel & Debbie Willard, Gravois Mills
Zeitlow Distributing Company, Boonville