Missouri State Fair Website 2020

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship applications now available

The Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship application for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2020 is now available. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by Feb. 4, 2020. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and three additional copies. These scholarships are possible thanks to the […]

Ayers Family on Horses

Three generations of family build a beef business at Ayers Stock Farm in Green City

Ayers Stock Farm in Green City, Mo., has spent three generations in the rolling hills of northern Missouri building a beef business driven on horseback. Rick Ayers has been involved in his family’s livestock farm since 1967 and his wife, Jonna Ayers, joined the family farm while both were teaching agriculture education at the local […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Livestock symposium in Kirksville to feature speakers to help farmers gain cow-herd profits

Farmers hearing beef focus talks at the Missouri Livestock Symposium will take home tips to use. Beef is just one track in the annual meeting, Dec. 6-7 in Kirksville. Eric Bailey and Jordan Thomas, University of Missouri Extension beef specialists, usually team up to teach heifer care. Now they’ll tell about feeding and breeding cows […]

Cattle in ring at sale

First Show-Me-Select fall sale better than farmers thought with $1,672 average

Show-Me-Select replacement heifers sold for $1,672 average on 190 head. The sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards was the first of six sales across Missouri this fall. This year’s price topped a $1,586 average from one year ago, says Eldon Cole. The University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, Mount Vernon, manages the sale. The heifers come […]

Farm News

Farmers urged to enroll early for popular Crop Management Conference, December 17 and 18th

Farmers ending an erratic crop year have help ahead. To get it, they should enroll for the MU Crop Management Conference in Columbia. Organizer Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri plant scientist, says the annual event fills quickly. He opened enrollment early for the December 17 and 18, 2019 event. There’s plenty to talk about. Bradley […]

Hedrick Medical Center

Hedrick Medical Center to host webcast on precision medicine

Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe will be a remote viewing location for a free two-hour overview presentation on precision medicine. “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Precision Medicine” will be broadcast live via webcast in the Litton Room of Hedrick next Wednesday, November 6, 2019, evening from 6 to 8 o’clock. A doctor from the Saint Luke’s Cancer […]

Gage Baker winds Grand Champion Market Steer Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair announces Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer

Gage Baker, son of Rhad and Leah Baker, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Steer at the Missouri State Fair. Gage is from Fulton and is a member of the Rising Sun 4-H Club. Gage’s prize-winning Crossbred market steer weighed 1325 pounds. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer honor went to Mikaela […]

Missouri State Fair 2019

Missouri State Fair officials announce Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion market poultry

Stephen Thomson, son of Leanna Thomson, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Pen of Chickens at the Missouri State Fair. Thomson is from Salisbury and is a member of the Chariton Shining Stars 4-H Club. Thomson’s prize-winning Pen of Chickens weighed an average of 8.1 lbs. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Pen […]