Phelps County Extension Awards

2018 Extension Leader Honor Roll

Each year, the Phelps County Extension Council is given the opportunity to name outstanding community leaders to the University of Missouri Leader’s Honor Roll. This award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond their call of duty on behalf of Extension. This year we would like to honor Josh Ratliff.

Prior years Extension Leader Honor Roll

2017 Missouri Century Farm

The Missouri Century Farm program is jointly administered by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Farm Bureau.

Lenox Farm – Kennard and Joyce Lenox and Angela (Lenox) and Michael Mallery – 719 acres has been in the family since 1838 and 1912.

Prior years Missouri Century Farms

2017 Phelps County State Fair Farm Family

Front Row (left to right): Frank, Heather, Carson and August.  Also in the picture with the family are (left to right): Mark Wolfe- Missouri State Fair Director; Sherry Jones- Missouri State Fair  Commissioner; Garrett Hawkins-Deputy Director, Missouri Department of  Agriculture: Barbara Hayden-Missouri State Fair Commissioner; Marshall Stewart-Vice Chancellor for MU Extension and Engagement; Lowell Mohler-Missouri State Fair Commissioner; Christopher Daubert-Vice Chancellor Dean of MU CAFNR; Blake Hurst-President of Missouri Farm Bureau.

Eric and Pathoumma Meusch and family of Rolla were among the families honored during the 59th annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 14 at the Missouri State Fair.

The Meusch family was selected as the Phelps County Farm Family by the Phelps County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes David and Owen.

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/or participate in local extension programs such as 4-H.

The annual event is sponsored by five partner agencies: 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.

One hundred twelve of Missouri’s 114 counties were represented this year, with two counties still dealing with the aftermath of the recent flooding in southern Missouri.

The event showcases the impact Missouri Farm Families have on the economy and heritage of the 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.”

Prior years State Fair Farm Family