Monday, August 29, 2016

Aaron Day Family recognized as 2016 Webster County Farm Family

Bob Schultheis

Natural Resource Engineering Specialist / County Program Director

Phone: 417-859-2044

Marshfield, Mo. ― Aaron and Angie Day and son Brier of Marshfield were among the families honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair.

Each year the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state which are active in their community, involved in agricultural activities and who participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H and FFA.

The Days, who operate a beef cattle farm near Marshfield, were selected as the Webster County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Webster County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau.

“The Day family works to continue the tradition of what a family farm is all about—capitalizing on work experience and education to build farming skills that lead agriculture successfully into the future,” said Bob Schultheis, MU Extension natural resource engineering specialist and county program director for Webster County Extension.     

The annual event is sponsored by five partner agencies, including the Missouri Farm Bureau, the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri State Fair and Commissioners, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and University of Missouri Extension.

This was the first year in its 58-year history that all 114 counties participated by nominating a family.

The event showcases the impact Missouri Farm Families have on the economy and heritage of our state. “These families are involved in agriculture activities in their communities, and are active participants in local outreach and extension,” said Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe. “As the showcase for Missouri agriculture, the Missouri State Fair is most certainly the appropriate place to celebrate these families.”

Shown in the photo are (from left to right) front row: Aaron Day, Brier Day, Angie Day. Back row: Marshall Stewart, MU Extension’s Vice Chancellor for Extension & Engagement; Sherry Jones, State Fair Commissioner; Mark Wolfe, Missouri State Fair Director; Lowell Mohler, State Fair Commissioner; Richard Fordyce, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture; and Blake Hurst, President of Missouri Farm Bureau.


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