Monday, August 29, 2016

Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Barry County

Reagan Bluel

University of Missouri Extension in Barry County


CASSVILLE, Mo., ― Jimmy and Talana Hinson and family of Cassville were among the families honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair.
The Hinson family was selected as the Barry County Missouri Farm Family by the Barry County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Tierany, Cameron and Jaret Hinson.
Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their communities, involved in agriculture and participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H or FFA.
The Hinson family operates a 500 acre cow/calf operation.  In addition, Mr. Hinson is the Ag teacher at Cassville High School where Talana is a speech teacher. Of the Hinson’s four children, the three youngest, which are still living at home, raise and show swine. The children are very involved in the farm operation.
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.”

Caption for Picture :
Back row dignitaries include:
Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension & Engagement,  MU Extension
Sherry Jones,  State Fair Commissioner
Mark Wolfe, MO, State Fair Director
Lowell Mohler, State Fair Commissioner
Richard Fordyce,  Director of Agriculture, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Blake Hurst, President, Missouri farm Bureau
Front Row:  Talana, Jaret, Tierany, Camron, and Jimmy Hinson


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