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2021 SALE OF CHAMPIONS

Saturday, Aug 21, 2020, in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall.

2019-2020 YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

$5,000 PLATINUM SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsored by Youth in Agriculture Supporters
Anderson Rogers, Bethany

$2,500 SUPREME SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsored by Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners/Sydenstricker Genetics
Shelby Stille, Bellflower

THE FOLLOWING RECEIVED $1,500 SCHOLARSHIPS
Sponsored by Youth in Agriculture Supporters

  • Allena Allen, Trenton
  • Clint Bailey, Curryville
  • Jenna Berendzen, California
  • Connor Brown, Lamar
  • Sydney Burkemper, Silex
  • Rachel Callison, Verona
  • Morgan Crutsinger, Whitewater
  • Payge Dahmer, Nevada
  • Brendon Engeman, Montrose
  • Jarret Fuehring, Sweet Springs
  • Alexandra Houghton, Hamilton
  • Hannah Junkans, Henley
  • Alexander Kleinsorge, Middletown
  • Courtney Leape, Camden Point
  • William Lee, Truxton
  • Kaylee Lower, Humansville
  • Tate Malter, Marshall
  • Montana Plattner, Chillicothe
  • Jeffrey Ragsdale, Holliday
  • Ciara Raithel, Mexico
  • Megan Schneider, Hermann
  • Cade Shepherd, Mount Vernon
  • Zane Stone, Centralia
  • Lauren Wilson, Anabel
  • Blake Wright, Verona

2020 SALE OF CHAMPION RESULTS

The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Austin Dorman of Wright City. Austin is the son of Joey and Tracy Dorman and is a member of the Wright City FFA Chapter. His 1,310-pound Crossbred steer sold for $15,000, and was purchased by the Hayden Freedom Foundation, Sedalia. Additional funds for the Grand Champion Steer were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a total record-breaking sale value of $42,500.

The Grand Champion Barrow was exhibited by Payton Rodgers of Savannah. Payton is the daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers and is a member of the Kodiak Kadettes 4-H Club. Her 289-pound Crossbred hog was purchased for $10,500 by a collective group of Edward Jones Associates from across Missouri and Illinois; Heimer & Associates, Inc. /Rodney Heimer, Quincy, IL; Heimer Hampshires/Jesse & Amy Heimer, Taylor; and Passion for Pigs Veterinary Services, LLC/Dr. Stephen Patterson, Shelbina. Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a total sale value of $17,810.

Reagan Rodgers, of Savannah, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Lamb. Reagan is the daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers and is a member of the Kodiak Kadettes 4-H Club. Her Hampshire lamb weighed 123 pounds and was purchased for $8,500 by CFM Insurance, Concordia; RIBUS, Inc./Steve Peirce, St. Louis; and the Edward Jones Associates, along with additional funds from Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters. The total sale value of the Grand Champion Lamb was $14,547.

The Grand Champion Meat Goat was exhibited by Stetson Wiss of Lamar. Stetson is the son of Casey and Brooke Wiss and is a member of the Show-Me 4-H Club. His Boer goat weighed 93 pounds and was purchased for $5,500 by Heritage Tractor, Inc./Ken Wagner of Baldwin City, KS.  Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a record-breaking total sale value of $10,892.

The Grand Champion Pen of Chickens was exhibited by Lauren Bailey, of Clinton. Lauren is the daughter of Cathy Bailey and Danny Bailey and is a member of the Clinton FFA Chapter. Her broilers weighed an average of 6.92 pounds and were purchased by the MU Sigma-Alpha Sorority; Hawthorn Bank; and Subway/Eddie & Shana DeJaynes (in memory of Mike Riley) for $4,000. Additional funds were contributed from Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a record-breaking total sale value of $10,416.

Gage Baker, of Fulton, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Steer. Gage is the son of Rhad & Leah Baker and is a member of the Rising Sun 4-H Club. Gage’s 1,325-pound Crossbred steer was purchased for $8,000 by The Climate Corporation, St. Louis; and the MU Independent Aggies. Additional funds from Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulted in a total sale value $28,868.

Connor Keithley, of Chillicothe, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow. Connor is the son of Chad and Betsy Keithley and is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter. Connor’s 292-pound Crossbred barrow was purchased for $7,000 by BTC Bank and Team Sloan Livestock/Scott, Tonya, Cody and Troy Sloan, Cameron. Additional funds were provided by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a record-breaking total sale value of $35,068.

Mikena Brown, of Neosho, showed the Reserve Champion Market Lamb. Mikena is the daughter of Jason and Misty Bond and is a member of the Neosho FFA Chapter. Her Hampshire lamb weighed 153 pounds and was purchased for $2,500 by Grant Company, LLC/Eric Grant, Kansas City; and Missouri State Fair Concessionaires (Exclusive Home Products/ Michael Firkus; Grigsby Enterprise, LLC/Wonderstick/Lee Grigsby; Little Truck’s Place/Mac Heimsoth; McKinney’s Fried Chicken; McKinney Food Services; Swat & Penny Ryal; Truck’s Place/Mike Johnson; Two and a Half Men/Caleb Eckhoff). Additional funds were also contributed by Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a total sale value of $10,795.

Grey Porter, of Mercer, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat. Grey is the son of Gary and Lori Porter and is a member of the North Mercer FFA Chapter. Grey’s Boer goat weighed 91 pounds and sold for $3,250 to BTC Bank and ADM Animal Nutrition/MoorMan’s ShowTec. Additional funds from Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulted in a record-breaking total sale value of $14,071.

Jasey Peoples, of Polo, exhibited the Reserve Champion Pen of Chickens. Jasey is the daughter of Jason and Gina Peoples and is a member of the Polo Trailblazers 4-H Club. Jasey’s broilers weighed an average of 6.61 pounds and sold for $1,750 to the Edward Jones Associates, with additional funds from Youth in Agriculture and hometown supporters resulting in a record-breaking total sale value of $4,353.

The last lot of the sale was the Limited Edition Sale of Champions Commemorative Belt Buckle, which was purchased by the Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation, located in Chillicothe, for $1,800.

The last action item of the day was Randy Little of Republic and the Edward Jones Associates who each made an additional contribution of $1,000 to the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Program. Additional information regarding the availability of scholarships will be posted on the State Fair’s website in November. Applications will be due on February 1, 2021.

2020 YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE SPONSORS

PLATINUM General Supporters

($2,000 and up)

BTC Bank (with locations in Albany, Beaman, Bethany, Boonville, Carrollton, Chillicothe, Gallatin, Maysville, Osborn, Pattonsburg & Trenton, MO; and Lamoni, IA)

CFM Insurance, Inc., Concordia

The Climate Corporation

Edward Jones Associates:  Shane Adrian, Moberly; Ryan Beumer, Marshall; Jim Bonderer, Chillicothe;  Alan Brandt, Warrensburg; Kevin Brown, Bowling Green; Darren Collier, Carthage; Stan Davis, Clinton; Ann Echelmeier, Columbia;  Tim Erickson, Bolivar; Steve Farr, Warrensburg; Jamie Fisher, Quincy, IL; 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; Alan Kimbel, Warrenton; Paul Kissick, Kirksville; Adam Kliethermes, Independence; George Koepp,  Raytown; Derrick Krause, Marshall; 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; George Morse, Harrisonville; Matt Peiter, Boonville; David Reid, Higginsville; Lance Reynolds, Boonville; Mike Rogers, Bethany; Dennis Sieger, Clinton; Carl Simpson, Butler; John Skinner, Blue Springs; Doug Turnbough, Odessa; Brian Yarbrough, Excelsior Springs

FCS Financial

Hawthorn Bank (with locations in Clinton, Warsaw, Osceola, Lee’s Summit, Belton, Independence, Harrisonville, Drexel, California, Columbia, Jefferson City, St. Robert & Springfield)

Hayden Freedom Foundation/Barbara Hayden, Sedalia

Heimer & Associates, Inc., Rodney Heimer, Quincy, IL

Heritage Tractor/Ken Wagner, Baldwin City, KS

Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation

MFA Incorporated Charitable Foundation

Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair Foundation

RIBUS, Inc., Steve Peirce, St. Louis

Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners/Sydenstricker Genetics  

GOLD General Supporters

($1,000 – $1,999)

ADM Animal Nutrition/MoorMan’s ShowTec

Grant Company LLC/Eric Grant, St. Joseph

Grassland Beef, LLC, John Wood, Canton

Heimer Hampshires/Jesse & Amy Heimer, Taylor

Dr. Sally Hubbard Trust, Keytesville

Randy Little, Republic

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association

Missouri Corn Merchandising Council

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation

Missouri Meat Goat Producers Association (Southwest Division)

Missouri Pork Association

Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council “Brought to you by Missouri soybean farmers and their check-off”

MU Sigma Alpha-Alpha Chi Sorority

Nutrien Ag Solutions, Hannibal

Passion for Pigs Veterinary Services LLC/Dr. Stephen Patterson, Shelbina

Starline Brass, Sedalia

Subway (In Memory of Mike Riley), Edward & Shana DeJaynes, Warsaw

Team Sloan Livestock/Scott, Tonya, Troy & Cody Sloan, Cameron

Walmart, Sedalia

Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate/Chas Wheeler, Paris

SILVER General Supporters

($500-$999)

Gage Baker, Fulton

Boggs Audio/Brian Boggs, Waverly, IL

Clayton Agri-Marketing/Tony & Evan Clayton, Jefferson City

Don’s Truck Towing & Truck Wash/Don Weaver, Sedalia

GROWMARK, Bloomington, IL

HSP Marketing, Stacy & James Hinkle, Clinton

Kent Show Feeds/Kent Nutrition Group, Inc.

Brian Lavalle, Ag Insurance Specialist, American Family Insurance

LiveAuctions.tv

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Sheep Producers

Missouri Southern Seed Corporation, Rolla

Missouri State Fair Concessionaires (Exclusive Home Products/Michael Firkus; Grigsby Enterprise, LLC/Wonderstick/Lee Grigsby; Little Truck’s Place/Mike Johnson & Mac Heimsoth; McKinney’s Fried Chicken; McKinney Food Services; RD Ryal McKinney; Truck’s Place/Mike Johnson; Two and a Half Men/Mike Johnson & Caleb Eckhoff)

Mizzou Meat Market

MU Independent Aggies

Pearl’s Pics/Pearl Walthall, Windsor

Riffle Farms/Jean Riffle, Pleasant Hill

Smithfield Hog Production Division

Sharon & Kent Topliff, Springfield

BRONZE General Supporters

($250-$499)

Ag Co-op Services, Inc., Sedalia

American Family Mutual Insurance Company/Kathy Scharr & J.R. Reid

Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives

Kent & Linda Blades, Shelbina

Phil & Doris Brown, Moberly

Casey’s General Stores

DeHaan Livestock/Kevin & Diane DeHaan,Taylor

Exchange Bank of Missouri-Slater

FCS Financial-Crop Insurance

Gasconade County Fair Association

Roger & Marcia Huslage,Wentzville

Bob & Pam Idel, Owensville

Maplewood Acres Farm/Matt & Jennifer Boatright, Sedalia

Larry & Kathy Mead, Columbia

Missouri Farmer Today

Missouri Agribusiness Association (MO-AG)

Missouri State Rabbit Producers Association

Brett Sayre, Purdin

Garach Smith District Office of Farmers Insurance, Columbia

Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC, Dan Sullivan, Hamilton, IL

Bud & Kim Summers, Gilliam

Mike, Cheri & Colton Williams, Higginsville

Ron & Sandra Wolf, Chillicothe

Mark & Julie Wolfe, Marshall

Wayne, Karen & Shannon Yokley, Jefferson City

OTHER Supporters

($0-249)

Dwayne & Laurie Dothage, Warrenton

Eastern Missouri Commission Company, Bowling Green

Ben & Darla Eggers, Mexico

Gallatin Truck and Tractor, Inc./John Sullenger

Bob, Ginger, Justin & Max Harlow, Gallatin

Heiman Herefords, Russellville

Gary & Patty Heldt, Hermann

Naylor’s Angus & Shorthorns/Gary & Pam Naylor, Bolivar

POET Bio-Refinery, Laddonia

David Rugen, California

Bob Vandiver Cattle Company, Camden

W. B. Young Company, Inc./Carl Caldwell, Marshall

Mel & Debbie Willard, Gravois Mills