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      Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Applications due May 1

      Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year.

      Applications are open to residents from any of the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in northeast Missouri and/or beyond. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture researchers. Other parties who have been long-time supporters of the northeast Missouri livestock industry will also be considered. The selected applicant will become a member of the Northeast Missouri Livestock Producers Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony at the Missouri Livestock Symposium to be held in Kirksville on December 6 & 7, 2013.

      Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2013. Applications may be found at http://www.missourilivestock.com, at the Adair County Extension Center, 503 E. Northtown Road, Kirksville, MO or by calling 660-665-9866.

      The successful applicant will be inducted into the coveted Northeast Missouri Livestock Producer Hall of Fame and receive a hand painted 20 x 24 framed oil portrait with plaque. Past inductees include Bill Sidwell, Queen City, MO; Wayne ??Doc?? Smith, Winigan, MO; Dale Watson, Kirksville, MO; Garry Mathes, Greentop, MO; Kenneth Eitel, Greencastle, MO; Dr. Kyle Kent, Green City, MO, Charles Selway, Williamstown, MO; Paul Wilson, Shelbina, MO, Bob Perry, Bethel, MO and Harold Trump, Luray, MO.

      If additional information is required, please call Garry Mathes at 660-341-6625 or the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866.