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Ag Hall of Fame Nominations Needed

Nominations for the Nodaway County Agriculture Hall of Fame are being accepted through November 8 to be in consideration for the 2019 award, according to Randa Doty, University of Missouri Extension Nodaway County Engagement Specialist. The 2019 inductee will be honored at the December Farm/City Banquet on December 12.

Nomination forms are available at the University of Missouri Extension Center, 403 North Market, Room 308, Maryville or use the link below to print the form. Nominations made in previous years remain on file and continue to be in consideration by the selection committee.

Persons nominated must have been born in Nodaway County or have spent a significant part of their lives as residents of the county. It is not necessary that activities, for which this recognition is given, be accomplished while the person was a resident of the County, but they must have a direct relationship to agricultural progress in the County. Some of the areas of endeavor which might make a person eligible for consideration for membership in the Hall of Fame would be: livestock improvement, crop improvement, soil and water conservation, education, government, farm organizations (general or commodity oriented), marketing and providing services. Men and women are eligible for nomination.

The Hall of Fame began in 1976 to give recognition to people, past and present, who have made significant contributions to agriculture. Past inductees (PDF)

This annual award is sponsored by the Nodaway County University of Missouri Extension Council.

Ag Hall of Fame Nomination Form (PDF)

2020 Century Farms - applications February 1 through May 15, 2020

COLUMBIA, Mo. – If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1920, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart said, “Family farms have been among our most vital partners since the founding of extension more than 100 years ago. The century farm program is one way we express our gratitude to those who have contributed so much to Missouri agriculture.”

In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor.

“Missouri Farm Bureau is a proud partner in the recognition of century farms,” said Blake Hurst, president. “We applaud the hard-working farm families that have kept us fed and clothed for generations. They represent an important part of our heritage and laid a foundation for the bounty Americans enjoy every day.”

Applicants certified as owners of a 2020 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

Since Missouri began the program in 1976, more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized.

For application forms and information, call Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local MU Extension center, or visit the program website at

The 2020 Missouri Century Farm Applications will be available in January, 2020.


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