Photo from left: Matt Hardecke, FCS Financial; Randy Beckemeier, FCS Financial; Rick Rehmeier, hog farmer; Jim Frick; Paula Frick; Katie Frick; and Nick Barron, FCS Financial

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – Thanks to a contest sponsored by Missouri Farmers Care, Jim Frick and his wife, Paula, have $500 worth of groceries. The grocery giveaway is part of an educational campaign to help make a connection between consumers and the farmers who feed them.
Jim, Paula, and daughter Katie accepted the grocery gift cards Aug. 15 at the farm of Rick Rehmeier in Augusta, Mo. Rehmeier is a fifth generation hog farmer who employs 12, of which 10 are family members. To learn more about Rehmeier’s farm, visit www.MoFarmersCare.com and click on the YouTube icon.
The Chesterfield natives plan to spend their $500 in grocery gift cards at their favorite grocer, Dierbergs. “I like to buy local,” Paula said after touring the Rehmeier Farm. “I will definitely be buying some pork with this.”
Frick learned of the Missouri Farmers Care promotion through radio advertisements. He entered the online contest only four times and was surprised when he received a phone call telling him he won. “I never win anything,” he said. Frick is a retired accountant and Paula is a pre-school teacher. They have two daughters, Katie and Stephanie.
Coordinated by Missouri’s major agricultural groups and agribusiness organizations, the Missouri Farmers Care Grocery Giveaway began June 1. The grocery giveaway promotion will award its final winner in August. Missouri consumers 18 years or older can sign up at  www.MoFarmersCare.com by watching videos featuring Missouri farmers and completing an online entry form.
Sponsoring groups of the Missouri Farmers Care Grocery Giveaway include the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, Missouri Pork Association, Missouri Beef Industry Council, Midwest Dairy Association, MFA Oil, FCS Financial, Missouri Farm Bureau, MFA Incorporated and the St. Louis AgriBusiness Club.
To learn more about Missouri agriculture, register to win $500 in free groceries, find great recipes and more, visit  www.MoFarmersCare.com.