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Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Moniteau County

Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Moniteau County

September 11th, 2013 in News

Photo submitted With the Orely family are, from left to right, Ted Sheppard, Missouri State Fair Commission, Sherry Jones, Missouri State Fair Commission, Dr. Jack Magruder, Chairman, Missouri State Fair Commission, Dennis Baird, Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Ashley Bauer, 2013 Missouri State Fair Queen and Dr. Michael Ouart, Vice Provost for Extension, University of Missouri.

Mark and Marcy Oerly and family of California were among the 108 families honored during the Missouri State Fair's Farm Family Day on Aug. 12.

The Oerly's were selected as the Moniteau County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Moniteau County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Rachel and Matt.

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

The annual event was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Farm Bureau, the Missouri State Fair, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and University of Missouri Extension.