Celebrating Missouri Farm Families for 55 Years


(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The 55th Annual Farm Family Day Dinner was held Monday, Aug. 12, in the Director’s Tent on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia.  Outstanding farm families from 105 counties in Missouri were recognized at the dinner and presented with a plaque, sponsored by Missouri Farm Bureau.  The families were selected by local Farm Bureau Boards and County Extension Councils this summer.


“The Missouri State Fair is extremely proud to honor these deserving families,” Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe said.  “These families are involved in educational programs such as 4-H and FFA, and they are active in producing and promoting agriculture across Missouri.”


Farm Family Day is sponsored by Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri State Fair, University of Missouri Extension and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.


This year’s Fair has other special recognition days as well, including Senior Appreciation Day, Wednesday, Aug. 14, sponsored by Sedalia Democrat; Governor’s, Legislators’ and Judges’ Day, Thursday, Aug.15; Youth in Agriculture Day, Saturday, Aug. 17, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company; and Law Enforcement/Firefighters Appreciation Day, Sunday, Aug. 18.


The 2013 Missouri State Fair, themed “Chicks Dig It!,” is currently underway through Aug. 18 in Sedalia.  For more information about these special days and other events, visit www.mostatefair.com, follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).