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Missouri Governor Conference on Agriculture returns in 2019Missouri Governor Conference on Agriculture returns in 2019

Conference to inspire farmers, business, students to make a difference in rural communities.

November 20, 2018

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RETURN ENGAGMENT: In 2016, Mike Parson addressed Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture attendees as then Lieutenant Governor-elect. This year he hosts the event as Missouri’s governor.Missouri Department of Agriculture

After a two-year hiatus, the Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture is coming back to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo., on Jan. 10-11 for its 48th celebration of agriculture.

"Agriculture is Missouri's number one industry, with nearly 100,000 family farms," said Gov. Mike Parson in a news release. "To prepare the next generation of Missourians who will be a part of this industry, we must unite and focus on important issues that matter to all of us, including agriculture workforce development and rural infrastructure."

Missouri farmers, ranchers, agribusiness leaders and aspiring agriculturalists are invited to enjoy the jam-packed program that is complete with a commodity outlook, awards luncheon and nationally-recognized speaker line-up building on the department's MORE Strategic Vision.

The much-anticipated Best of Missouri Grown reception will return; the event proceeds will go to support Missouri 4-H, Missouri FFA and the Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow (ALOT) program.

"Hosting our friends in Missouri agriculture for this forward-thinking conference is truly an honor," says Chris Chinn, Missouri director of agriculture. "We hope this conference will inspire many farmers, ranchers, agribusiness leaders and aspiring agriculturists to return home energized to make a positive difference in their communities. We've been very focused on ensuring the content will be valuable to those who will commit to be away from the farm for a night."

The Missouri Agriculture Awards will honor six individuals that strive to innovate their farm or ranch, give back to their communities, commit to land stewardship or stand as a great example for future generations. Go online to nominate a leader for one of the Missouri agriculture awards.

The conference is open to the public; however, registration is required and will go live early next week. Anyone interested in receiving updates on the upcoming Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture can sign up by clicking here. 

For more information about the Missouri Department of Agriculture, visit the department online.

Source: Missouri Department of Agriculture

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