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First-time Youth Livestock Exhibitor Grants

To apply please click on application PDF. Once filled out, you can either mail to : moexhibitor@gmail.com OR mailing address provided on application.
The Missouri State Fair Foundation is on a mission to cultivate the next generation of Missouri agriculture. Our members recognize the important life lessons learned by exhibiting livestock. They also understand exhibiting livestock at the Missouri State Fair can be costly. It is our hope that by offsetting some of the costs incurred by exhibiting livestock, more young people will be able to benefit from this invaluable learning experience.

2022 Youth Grant Recipients

  • Sophie Albright
  • Shanna Aughinbaugh
  • Blakely Bagby
  • Elena Baker
  • Gabrielle Barnett
  • Emily Bax
  • Matthew Blanchard
  • Sawyer Bolinger
  • Adeline Bondy
  • Lane Brackman
  • Jordan Brinkman
  • Bexlie Busby
  • Tylea Colllins
  • Aaron Corey
  • Lauren Crabtree
  • Greenley Curtis
  • Hollis Day
  • Savanna Dixon
  • Adylee Doehring
  • Hailey Dolt
  • Kalyn Dowell
  • Payton Duwe
  • Morgan Eaton
  • Grace Engeman
  • Sutton Gregory
  • Isabella Hamner
  • Payton Harness
  • Regan Harrall
  • Adelyn Hawkins
  • Claire Heman
  • Carly Heman
  • Grace Heston
  • Grant Hill
  • Sullivan Holder
  • Alyvia Holmes
  • Cooper Howard
  • Mya Huffman
  • Ava Hughes
  • Cecelia Hulse
  • Gideon & Henry Humphreys
  • Brooke Jackson
  • Addison Jamison
  • Kealy Johnson
  • Braelyn Johnson
  • Jacob Keller
  • Allie Keuper
  • Audrey Keupere
  • Jayden Kruessel
  • Elizabeth LaFramboise
  • Mackenize Lauer
  • Zane Ledbtter
  • Henry Lees
  • Abigail Lewis
  • Gabi Marlow
  • Taylor Miller
  • Avery Miller
  • Janna & Kailynn Miller
  • Bailey & Baylor Morgan
  • Owen Moss
  • Addilyn Mudd
  • Troy Mullins
  • Amy Neff
  • Easton Newsome
  • Adelina Ortega Tso
  • Lawson Ostermann
  • Blaine Owen
  • Hayleigh Parrett
  • Adler Patrick
  • Landon Peiter
  • Henley Penn
  • Kayla Raber
  • Gwenna Ritter
  • Korbin Ruffel
  • Carson Samm
  • Toney Sandline
  • Cooper Schabbing
  • Tate Schlueter
  • Lola Schmitt
  • Nash Schomburg
  • Owen Schroeder
  • Camryn Shepherd
  • Aubree Sloan
  • Avery Spurgeon
  • Lily Stephens
  • Caleb Stoll
  • Brielle Strubinger
  • Anslee Stubblefield
  • Emma Tatlow
  • Ciara Taylor
  • Brantley Thayer
  • Kinley Timbrook
  • Jeffery Todd
  • Michaela Treece
  • Treyton Trent
  • Hadley VanZyverden
  • Bricen Vogel
  • Kinzie Waibel
  • Zoe Walker
  • Ava Walker
  • Tory Webb
  • Holly Wheeler
  • Alyvia Wilson
  • Chloe Wolf
  • Cambry Woodworth
  • Daniel Wydick
  • Emily Young

Grant Rules & Requirements

  • The exhibitor must be a Missouri resident and a current member of 4-H or FFA and be between the ages of 8 and 18 as of December 31, 2022.
  • Application must be signed by the applicant, parent/ legal guardian.
  • Exhibitor may not have previously exhibited any livestock (horse, cattle, swine, sheep, goat, chicken, or rabbit) at the Missouri State Fair. The exhibitor may have entered projects to be displayed in the 4-H or FFA Building.
  • Only one grant application per exhibitor will be accepted.
  • Only one grant application per household will be accepted. The only exception will be in the case of twins.
  • Grants will be awarded for the following species: Horse, Cattle, Swine, Sheep, Goat, Rabbit, and Chicken.
  • The exhibitor must attend AND exhibit in a 4-H or FFA class at the 2023 Missouri State Fair in order to receive payment.
  • If selected as a grant recipient, you will be expected to do the following:
    • By the 15th of each month prior to the Fair (April, May & June), provide us with a brief project update via email to moexhibitor@gmail.com. The update will include a high-quality picture of you and your livestock entry with a few words describing what you and your livestock have learned, accomplished, etc. These will be used for media and promotional purposes.
    • Following the fair provide a high-quality picture of you exhibiting at the Missouri State Fair with a brief report about what you learned from the experience no later than September 1,2023.
    • All recipients will be strongly encouraged to participate in the 2023 Peer to Peer Fundraiser that will take place on Giving Tuesday in November (typically conducted on Facebook).
  • The grant will be paid to the exhibitor after they have finished showing at the Missouri State Fair AND provided the picture and essay as listed in requirement 7b. All checks will be mailed after the conclusion of the 2023 Missouri State Fair.
  • Deadline to enter is March 15, 2023. Winners will be announced April 7, 2023. Applications must be submitted to the Missouri State Fair Foundation via email (moexhibitor@gmail.com) OR mail with a postmarked date NO LATER than March 15, 2023.

2022 Youth Grant Donors

  • Mason Bergthold
  • Gracie Brackman
  • Case Brockhaus
  • Clara Copenhaver
  • Hadley Corbin
  • Jordann Doty
  • Laney Garland
  • Calvin Guthals
  • Knox Harvey
  • Lucas Lauhoff
  • Jaxon Lollar
  • Bailey Middleton
  • Teagan Neal
  • Morgan & Harley Pilkenton
  • Makenna Riekhof
  • Bryan Sardis
  • Ella & Eli Stephens
  • Carson Tague
  • Charlie Tyre
  • Wyatt Tyre
  • Harper VanZyverden

2022 Grant Donors

  • Allen Dennis Concessions
  • BTC Bank
  • Rusty & Karie Black
  • Marsha & Ronnie Boeschen
  • Matt & Shannon Boeschen
  • David & Libby Callis
  • Central MO AGRIService, LLC
  • CFM Insurance
  • Paul & Cathy Chancellor
  • CMDG/Larenda's Legacy
  • County Distributing
  • Donnie Copenhaver
  • Ditzfeld Transfer
  • Hayden Freedom Foundation
  • Heimer & Associates
  • Lt. Governor Mike & Claudia Kehoe
  • LAG Industries
  • McKinney Food Services
  • MFA Oil Company
  • Doris Newcomb
  • Nucor Steel Sedalia
  • Panhandle Eastern Pipeline
  • Parkhurst Manufacturing
  • Rick Ball Ford Lincoln
  • Robert Treuner Masonry
  • Roberts, Wooten & Zimmer
  • Roger Westmoreland Concessions
  • Bud & Kim Summers
  • Wallace Sheep Farm
  • Wood & Huston Bank

2022 Corporate Partners

BTC Bank
Central Missouri AGRIService, LLC
CFM Insurance
County Distributing
Ditzfeld Transfer, Inc
Hayden Freedom Foundaation
Heimer Hampshires
LAG Industries LLC
McKinney Food Services
MFA Oil, Inc.
Panhandle Eastern Pipeline
Rick Ball Ford Lincoln
Robert Treuner Masonry
Wood & Huston

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