SEDALIA, Mo. — Today was KMZU’s MFA day at the Missouri State Fair. We had the chance to catch up with Butch Turner, MFA Area Sales Manager for feed, and dairy specialist. He talked about all the equipment you can see at the fair that you might not be able to see on display at your local MFA.
Our first 4-H interview for the day was with Olivia Cooley from Centralia and the F & L Hustlers 4-H club. She talked to us about her steer, goats, arts and crafts, and her cake decorating project that made it to the State Fair.
Landon Kennedy from Browning and the Shelby 4-H club told us about his cattle he is showing at the fair. Lannie Hill from Brookfield and the South Eagle 4-H club also told us about her cattle, and sewing projects. Olivia Gerloff of Owensville, and Grace Busch of St. James talked with us about their cattle, and told us the story of meeting each other by showing through 4-H.
Bailey Kemp and Sheridan Guilford spoke with us at the swine and goat barn. Bailey is from Auxvasse and is showing hogs with FFA. Sheridan is from Chillicothe and is showing her goats at the fair with FFA.
We had the privilege to speak with three members of the Missouri State 4-H Council: Holly Hatfield the Northeast Regional Representative, Sarah Townley the President, and Mitchell Moon the West Central Regional Representative. These three spoke with us about how they are involved with the fair, and why youth should get involved with 4-H.
Our final interview today was with three Area 6 FFA officers: Dillion Linneman of Carrollton, Bailey Jo Brockmeyer of Buckner, and Makayla Miller of Slater. Similar to the 4-H Council, area and state FFA officers help out with livestock shows, and various booths throughout the fair.
You can find out more information about the Missouri State Fair by visiting mostatefair.com.