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Search Is on for Next Class of Master Farmers

Application deadline is July 1 for Missouri Master Farmer program.

Jerilyn Johnson, Editor, Missouri Ruralist

May 8, 2009

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Missouri Ruralist and University of Missouri Extension, coordinators of the revived Missouri Master Farmer Award program, have announced that the application deadline for 2009 awards is July 1.

Four Missouri farmers can earn $1,000 cash prizes and industry-wide recognition. Organizers plan an awards banquet plus an educational roundtable discussion with representatives from young farmer organizations next winter. Gold sponsor FCS Financial helps fund the awards program and roundtable.

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 more information and an application form, click on the "More Missouri Ruralist" link on this Web site. A drop-down list will appear and then select "Missouri Master Farmer Award." Forms are also available at MU Extension Centers and at FCS Financial offices across the state.

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

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