Missouri State Fair 2020

Rabbit show at 2020 Missouri State Fair canceled due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

At the direction of the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) State Veterinarian’s office, the Missouri State Fair will not host rabbit shows at the State Fair this August due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2). Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that affects both […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Audio: Governor Parson hopes Missouri State Fair will go on in some form this year

The Missouri State Fair will be held as scheduled on August 13-23, 2020, however, the Fair will look different than in previous years. The mission of the Fair has always been to showcase Missouri agriculture, so our livestock shows will continue to honor that tradition. Details for vendors, sponsors, and other partners are still being […]

Pumpkins

Pumpkin judging to be held during Northwest Missouri State Fair

The University of Missouri Extension in Harrison County will host a pumpkin growing contest at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany in September. Pumpkin judging will be held at the Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds on September 2nd. Contestants will be required to load and unload their pumpkins. The top three finishers will be displayed […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Area students to receive scholarships from Missouri State Fair

Several area youths will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Committee. The students are seeking higher education at a Missouri college or university and were selected from 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors. Anderson Rogers of Bethany was selected to receive the $5,000 platinum scholarship, offered by Youth in Agriculture […]

Calvin Basham

NCMC Student Elected as National Professional Agriculture Student officer

North Central Missouri College student, Calvin Basham has been elected as Vice President in the National Professional Agriculture Student Organization for the 2020 – 21 year.   Calvin, son of Rob and Amy Basham from Cowgill, MO, lives on a small cattle farm in Ray County Missouri. Calvin currently attends college at North Central Missouri […]

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 […]

FCCLA and STAR

Fourth-grader at Princeton school donates $100 to FCCLA’s “Care Closet”

A fourth-grader in the Princeton R-5 School District and member of the Pine Evershine 4-H Club of Princeton donated to the Princeton FCCLA for its Care Closet. The $100 Alexis Schurke donated came from selling her market lamb at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany. She wanted to pay it forward and help purchase […]

Grain Bin Safety

Review grain bin safety rules before harvest begins

University of Missouri Extension rural safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch said National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, is a good time to review precautions for grain bins with farmworkers and family members. This year’s theme, “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear,” reminds us to remain vigilant at all times when working on or visiting […]