The Missouri Farm Bureau Convention is being held at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Monday morning session included the recognition of individuals who have spent their career supporting the state’s agriculture industry.
The Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award recipients include farmer and State Representative Glen Klippenstein, Daryl Oldvader with FCS Financial, Bill Jackson with Agri-Services of Brunswick and Missouri Farm Bureau videographer Dan Reed.
A series of contests were held at the convention on Sunday. Award winners include
Kulani Lawler of Clinton in Henry County has been named the 2012 Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet winner.
Emily Brundick from the University of Missouri chapter is the 2012 Collegiate Discussion Meet winner.
Brooke Novinger of Kirksville won the talent contest.
The new Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors are Haley Thompson of Livingston Co. and William Inglish of Moniteau Co.
Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst says a good portion of the Monday afternoon agenda will include the delegate session and there are a couple key topics the group will address.
“Two issues that we’re most worried about are the farm bill, the farm bill expired on September 30th and congress has failed to pass a new one. That’s causing a great deal of heartburn agriculture needs to be fixed before the end of the year and of course reform, or preferably repeal of the estate tax.”
Around 1,500 people representing every county are expected to attend the annual conference.
Click to hear KMZU’s Janet Adkison talk with Hurst about the convention happenings…