It’s time again for the Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of The Year to be announced. According to Universitiy of Extension Livestock Specialist Bruce Lane eligible applicants must have been involved in the Livestock community for some time. Applications can be picked up at the Adair County Extension Office or online. Click here to apply for LPOY.

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Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Applications due May 1

Applications are now being accepted for 2012 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. According to Bruce Lane, University of Missouri Extension Livestock Specialist, applications are open to residents from any of the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in northeast Missouri and/or beyond. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture researchers. Other parties who have been long-time supporters of the northeast Missouri livestock industry will also be considered. The selected applicant will become a member of the Northeast Missouri Livestock Producers Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony at the Missouri Livestock Symposium to be held in Kirksville on December 7-8, 2012.

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on May 1, 2012. Applications may be found online at the link above or, at the Adair County Extension Center, 503 E. Northtown Road, Kirksville, MO or by calling 660-665-9866.

According to Lane, the successful applicant will be inducted into the coveted Northeast Missouri Livestock Producer Hall of Fame and receive a hand painted 20 x 24 framed oil portrait with plaque. Past inductees include Bill Sidwell, Queen City, MO; Wayne ?Doc? Smith, Winigan, MO; Dale Watson, Kirksville, MO; Garry Mathes, Greentop, MO; Kenneth Eitel, Greencastle, MO; Dr. Kyle Kent, Green City, MO, Charles Selway, Williamstown, MO; Paul Wilson, Shelbina, MO and Bob Perry, Bethel, MO.

If additional information is required you can call Garry Mathes at 660-341-6625 or Bruce Lane at 660-665-9866 or email [email protected] and put LPOY in the subject line.

News Release Courtesy of MU Extension-Adair County