Phelps County Extension Awards

2018 Extension Leader Honor Roll

Each year, the Phelps County Extension Council is given the opportunity to name outstanding community leaders to the University of Missouri Leader’s Honor Roll. This award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond their call of duty on behalf of Extension. This year we would like to honor Josh Ratliff.

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2018 Missouri Century Farm

The Missouri Century Farm program is jointly administered by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Farm Bureau.

There were no Century Farm's submitted for 2018.

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2018 Phelps County State Fair Farm Family

Jason, Christy and Faith Ford of Rolla were among the families honored during the 60th annual Missouri Farm Family Day, August 13 at the Missouri State Fair. The Ford family was selected as the Phelps County Missouri Farm Family by University of Missouri Extension in Phelps County and the local Farm Bureau. Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state that are active in their communities, involved in agriculture, and/or participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H or FFA. The annual event is sponsored by five partner agencies: the Missouri Farm Bureau, the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri State Fair Commissioners, the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and MU Extension and Engagement. This year, all 114 Missouri counties plus the City of St. Louis participated, honoring nearly 490 people from 115 farm families.The event showcases the impact Missouri Farm Families have on the economy and heritage of the state, said Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe. “These families are involved in agriculture activities in their communities and are active participants in local outreach and extension. As the premier showcase for Missouri agriculture, the Missouri State Fair is most certainly the appropriate place to celebrate these families.”

Honor Family in foreground. Also in the pictured behind the family are: (left to right) MO. State Fair Commissioners: Kevin Roberts, Sherry Jones and Jack Magruder; Blake Naughton, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for MU Extension & Engagement; Rob Kallenbach, Asst. Dean- MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Todd Hays, MO Farm Bureau Board of Director’s Vice President; Mark Wolfe, MO. State Fair Director; and Garrett Hawkins, Deputy Director Mo. Dept. of Agriculture.

Prior years State Fair Farm Family