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Youth in Agriculture

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 606 scholarships totaling $616,500.


Scholarships are primarily funded through the generosity of buyers at the annual Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions and individuals providing Hometown Support. A portion of each animal’s sale price is allocated to the scholarship program. The Missouri State Fair Foundation also supports the scholarship program through fundraising efforts at the annual Governor’s Ham Breakfast Auction. The Missouri Department of Agriculture hosts the Ag Golf Classic benefitting the Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Fund as well.


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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2018 Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Recipients

$5,000 PLATINUM SCHOLARSHIP
Recipient is Bailey J. Crouch, of Lincoln, MO
Sponsored by Youth in Agriculture Supporters

$2,500 SUPREME SCHOLARSHIP
Recipient is Audrey Martin, of Bucklin, MO
Sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics

The following youth have been selected to receive $1,500 scholarships:

· Adriene Aubuchon, of Owensville

· Rachael Ann Bagnell, of Slater

· Elise Bailey, of Curryville

· Conner Bankus, of Milan

· Matelyn “Mattie” Cobban, of Fair Grove

· Liberty Cox, of Chillicothe

· Caleb S. Coy, of Harrisburg

· Tess Crouch, of Troy

· Paxton Dahmer, of Nevada

· Shelby LeAnn Davies, of Dawn

· Madelyn Derks, of King City

· Kelsey Dunlap, of Easton

· Jeremy Wyatt Ellis, of Bethany

· Alyssa Dee Engeman, of Montrose

· Elizabeth Fahrmeier, of Wellington

· Rayne Faulconer, of Warsaw

· Jess Greiman, of Monroe City

· Hattie Grisham, of Eldon

· Cassidy Hunt, of Mexico

· John S. Johnson, of Slater

· Peyton Kiely, of Clinton

· MacKenzie D. Loesch, of Russellville

· Sidney Marek, of Salisbury

· Chloe Momphard, of Troy

· Ashlyn Peterson, of Madison

· Regan Ragsdale, of Holliday

· Katelyn Robinson, of Wellsville

· Kory E. Schniedermeyer, of Hawk Point

· Mylie Caroline Schupback, of Keytesville

· Hannah Strain, of Rolla

· Donald Austin Thomas, of Madison

· Hannah Viets, of Sweet Springs

· Hannah Wheeler, of Osceola

· Jane Marie Zuroweste, of Truxton


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Youth in Agriculture Contribution

If you would like to make a contribution to the Youth in Agriculture Fund, please complete the form below.
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Youth in AG Platinum
$2,000+
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Youth in AG Gold
$1000 - $1,999
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Youth in AG Silver
$500 - $999
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Youth in AG Bronze
$250 - $499
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Youth in AG - Other
$50 - $249
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Youth in AG - Hometown Support Only
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