Missouri State Fair > 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.
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.
- Number of Members: Nine (9)
- Members Appointed by Governor: Nine (9)
- Length of Term: Four (4) years
- Senate Advice & Consent Required: Yes
Not more than four (4) members, excluding the Director of Agriculture, may be members of the same political party.
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.
Director of Missouri Agriculture
City: Jefferson City
Slot: Director of Missouri Agriculture
Term: Jan 2017
Slot: Active Farmer 1
Term: March 6, 2019 – Dec 29, 2020
City: Sunrise Beach
Slot: Active Farmer 2
Term: April 14, 2016 – Dec 29, 2019
Slot: At Large Member 1
Term: Jan 2, 2018 – Dec 29, 2021
Slot: At Large Member 2
Term: June 3, 2019 – Dec 29, 2022
Ted E. Sheppard, Vice Chairman
Slot: County Fair Board Member or Past President 1
Term: July 29, 2010 – Dec 29, 2012
Kevin Roberts, Chairman
Slot: County Fair Board Member or
Past President 2
Term: March 6, 2019 – Dec 29, 2022