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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Bates County

Shown in the picture (from left to right) front row: Kevin and Mary Fischer; (back row) Dr. Michael Ouart, Vice Provost for Extension, University of Missouri; Mark Wolfe, Director, Missouri State Fair; Hanna Keene, 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen; Sherry Jones, Missouri State Fair Commission; and Lowell Mohler, Missouri State Fair Commission.

BUTLER, MO ― Kevin and Mary Fischer of Bates County were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day on August 11, 2014. 

The Fischers were selected as the Bates County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Bates County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. 

Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their community, involved in agriculture, and participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H and FFA. 

The annual event was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Farm Bureau, the Missouri State Fair, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and University of Missouri Extension.