2017 Missouri State Fair Highlights – August 11

| August 11, 2017
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SEDALIA, Mo. — The second day of the Missouri State Fair was filled with excitement as 4-H and FFA members were recognized for their hard work throughout the year.

4-H and FFA members exhibited a variety of animals in the morning including market lambs, Angus cattle, Simmental cattle, and poultry.

A dedication ceremony was held at 10:00 a.m. to honor the many businesses and individuals who assisted in the renovation of the swine building. JR Reid, the Superintendent of the Swine program led the ceremony.

“This year, the foundation came up with an idea to come back to the [swine] barn because we have the most entries on the fairgrounds,” Reid told KMZU. Reid also explained that holding stalls, bleachers, and show ring were improved.

Wayne and Sally Minnick donated a large sum in honor of their son, Randy. The Minnick family was given a standing ovation by the 4-H and FFA members in attendance.

The 2017 Missouri State Fair Queen completed her first full day in her new position. Green City resident, Natalie Ayers was crowned last night. Ayers is the 19 year old daughter of Rick and Joanna Ayers. The Green City FFA Member is a student at the University of Missouri.

“I am looking forward to serving as an ambassador for the Missouri State Fair during the Fair and the upcoming year,” Ayers stated.

Adam Thompson of Maryville received top honor for his market lamb. Northwest Tech FFA Chapter member exhibited the Grand Champion Market Lamb. Thompson is the son of Tammy Thompson and Shawn Varner, Tim Thompson and Diane Scott.

Another Maryville resident, John G. Schenkel, claimed the Reserve Grand Champion prize for his market lamb. Schenkel is a member of the Northwest Tech FFA Chapter and is the son of John and Bev Schenkel.

A Princeton resident, Brylee Williams, brought home both the grand champion and reserved champion ribbons this year for her market goats. Williams is a member of the Mid River 4-H Club and is the daughter of Bryan and Joni Williams.

Hannah Bruse, also of Princeton, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Pen of Chickens. Bruse is the daughter of Brad and Pam Bruse and is a member if the Moss Rangers 4-H Club.

The Reserved Champion Market Pen of Chickens belong to Lillian Buie of Marshall, the daughter of Dan and Rebecca Buie. Buie is a member of the Work to Win 4-H Club.

All winners will sell their livestock at the Sale of Champions Auction on Saturday, August 19 at 1:30 p.m. KMZU will be broadcasting updates for the Sale of Champions as they become available. Sister station KRLI will broadcast the entire sale.




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