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Last Call for Master Farmers

Application deadline for Missouri Master Farmer program is Friday, Aug. 1.

Jerilyn Johnson, Editor, Missouri Ruralist

July 27, 2008

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The deadline for the new Missouri Master Farmer Award nomination and application process is fast approaching - Aug. 1. The award program will honor four outstanding Missouri farmers with $1,000 cash prizes and industry-wide recognition. Organizers Missouri Ruralist and University of Missouri Extension plan an awards banquet, plus an educational roundtable discussion with representatives from young farmer organizations, this winter. FCS Financial is the gold sponsor.

This is a program for all Missourians involved in agriculture – whether you are a crop farmer, livestock or poultry producer, vegetable or fruit grower, tree farmer or vineyard owner. The award program seeks individuals with innovative ideas, business skills, sound conservation practices, agricultural leadership and community service.

For an application form, click on the Missouri Master Farmer Award link on this Web site. Forms are also available at MU Extension Centers, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and at FCS Financial offices.

If you have questions or would like to nominate a deserving Missouri farmer for this award, contact Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, at 573-882-0134 or e-mail him at [email protected].

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