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Youth in Agriculture

"Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world."- Nelson Mandela

There is no better way to cultivate the future of agriculture than by investing in today's youth. The Missouri State Fair Foundation is dedicated to investing in the next generation of farmers, ranchers, and Agri-business leaders. This dedication is reflected in our Youth in Agriculture Committee ~ a group of volunteers from across the state who work tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds for the benefit of youth involved in agriculture. Since 1992, the Youth in Agriculture Committee has awarded 675 scholarships totaling $766,000.

Youth in Agriculture Scholarships are funded through the generosity of *buyers* at the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champion, Hometown Support raised by exhibitors with animals in the Sale of Champions, and private donations made by individuals, organizations, and businesses. **A portion of each animal’s sale price is allocated to the scholarship program.

You are invited to attend the 2021 Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions at 1:30 pm on Saturday, Aug. 21 in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall on the Fairgrounds. Eleven lots will be sold featuring the Junior Show Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Steers, Barrows, Lambs, Meat Goats and Pens of Chickens in addition to a Sale of Champions commemorative belt buckle.

The Youth in Agriculture Committee celebrates all 4H & FFA exhibitors by hosting a special youth dance each year on the first Friday of the Fair. The youth dance is held in the Taylor Wood’s Youth Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.

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