MISSOURI — The deadline to turn in applications for the Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year is fast approaching.

To be eligible, the individual being nominated must have made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in northeast Missouri and/or beyond. They can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture researchers. Long-time supporters of the Northeast Missouri livestock industry will also be considered.

If chosen, the winner will become a member of the Northeast Missouri Livestock Producers Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony during the Missouri Livestock Symposium.  The winner will also receive a hand painted oil portrait with plaque.

Applications must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2017. You can find applications or more information at the Missouri Livestock website, the Adair County Extension Center or you can call 660-665-9866.