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.
Due to COVID, the fundraiser that would have provided 2021 grant funds was cancelled. However, 16 of the 2020 grant recipients stepped up to host personal fundraisers. Through their generosity, and that of Foundation members who matched what they raised, we will be able to award more grants in 2021. The application for 2021 is now available. We can't wait to see the new crop of first-time exhibitors in 2021.