Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Callaway County

Fulton, MO- Denny and Tracy Lee and family of Columbia were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day on August 17, 2015.

The Lee’s were selected as the Callaway County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Callaway County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau.  The family includes Sierra and Cody still in the home or actively involved in farming operation.  Sierra is currently a junior at North Callaway and a member of FFA, also shows steer and ham.  Cody is in 8th grade at Hatton-McCredie.  He is a member of the Hatton 4-H and does beef, welding and woodworking.

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 Lee’s operate a 100-acre and approximately forty head beef cattle operation in the Stephens area of Callaway County.

According to Vivian Anderson, Callaway County Program Director for Extension, “The Lee family is a definite asset to the Callaway County community and 4-H.  They are very actively involved with the founding organization leaders for the 4-H Youth Expo, which has grown by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years.  The Lee family represented Callaway County extremely well at the State Fair.” 

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.

Delegates in Photo (L - R): Destiny Reed, 2015 State Fair Queen; Darryl Chatman, Deputy Director Missouri State Fair; Dr. Thomas Henderson, Interim Vice Provost, Interim Director University of Missouri Extension; Dr. jack Magruder, State Fair Commission; Lowell Mohler, Chair State Fair Commission; Barbara Hayden, State Fair Commission


Callaway County Extension looking for:

4-H Youth Development Program Assistant-Full Time

Callaway County MU Extension is seeking an energetic individual who is passionate about working with local youth and educating through the 4-H program. The candidate is able to maintain our current memberships, volunteers and community partnerships while striving for expansion to new audiences. Duties include managing enrollment, volunteer management systems, records, trainings, resources and other events. Assist with collecting and recording fees, keeping financial records and preparing reports directed by the supervisor and working with clerical staff to accomplish office tasks, 4-H marketing including preparation of reports, newsletters, news releases and correspondence.  Must be able to travel using own transportation and willing to work some evenings and weekends. High School Graduate or GED required.  $9-$10/hr.  For details & application visit http://extension.missouri.edu/about/jobs.aspx. For questions, call 573-642-0755.


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