Dairy grazing in Southwest Missouri

The biggest challenges to dairy grazing remain the things producers can’t control – weather and price volatility. Southwest Missouri producer Charles Fletcher tells Brownfield they’re getting a pretty good price for milk now and hay stocks are looking good. But that’s not always been the case. Fletcher explains why he switched his operation from conventional… Read more »

MO State Fair wins international honors

The Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Missouri, has won more than 20 honors from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, or, IAFE. Governor Jay Nixon and Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe made the announcement today. Among the awards, the Missouri State Fair was recognized for “excellence in competitive exhibits, agricultural events and exhibitions… Read more »

Missouri Sale of Champions tops $114,000

The Missouri State Fair annual Sale of Champions Saturday raised $114,050 to benefit Missouri youth involved in agriculture. The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Bailey Dent of Rolla. The 1,325-pound Crossbred steer sold for $20,000 to Edward Jones & Associates, according to a news release issued by the Missouri State Fair. The steer was… Read more »

State Fair = Family Vacation

The Missouri State Fair in Sedalia is a great agriculture showcase – and for many – a tourist destination. On Ag Day at the fair this week, a Centralia farmer and his wife said they made it their family vacation by camping at the fairgrounds with their three young children. Brownfield caught up with farmer… Read more »

Showing a steer for the first time

A Benton County boy showed a hereford steer Monday at the Missouri State Fair, his first time showing livestock.  He had his older brother and uncle to help him along. Grant’s first showing of Big Red was in the Coliseum for the On-Foot Open Steer Carcass Show & Live Evaluation Contest. AUDIO: Bryan Bahrenburg (1:30 mp3)  

Judge Jeff

You read a lot about the Brownfield Ag News farm broadcasters and affiliate relations people on this blog, but there are a lot of other people working with us who are just as committed to the industry and to telling the story of agriculture as we are! The Brownfield Account Executives not only take care… Read more »

Missouri State Fair Queen named

The 2011 Missouri State Fair Queen is Dawn, Missouri native Meredith Jones. Jones, a junior at University of Missouri in Columbia studying Agricultural Education, represented Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau in the competition. A total of 62 contestants were judged in interview, speech, talent and evening gown competitions. As queen, Jones will receive a $2,000 scholarship…. Read more »

New building for Missouri State Fair

The Missouri State Fair is getting a new building. MFA Incorporated, MFA local affiliates and MFA Oil Company is making a $200,000 contribution to the Missouri State Fair Foundation to fund construction of a covered Coliseum Annex Arena on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The new building will be called the MFA Coliseum Annex Arena. Construction… Read more »