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Teasleys chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Pike County

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

The Teasley family from Bowling Green was selected as this year's State Fair Farm Family for Pike County.

Bennie and Tonya Teasley and family of Bowling Green were among the 108 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day, Aug. 13.

The Teasley’s were selected as the Pike Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Pike County extension council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Teagan and Payton.

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

“We are honored to have such an active agriculturally based family based family represent Pike County at the Missouri State Fair,” commented Patty Fisher, County Program Director.

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

The Teasleys are pictured above with: Marc Linit, Associate Dean, Office of Research & Extension; Steve Luecker, Missouri State Fair Commission; Lowell Mohler, Missouri State Fair Commission; Dennis Baird, Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture; Mark Wolfe, Director, Missouri State Fair; Ted Sheppard, Missouri State Fair Commission; Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau.