Applications are now being accepted for 2017 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year.

Applications are now being accepted for 2017 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year.

The competition is 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 Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 1. Applications may be found at http://www.missourilivestock.com/livestock-person.html , 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-inch by 24-inch framed oil portrait.

Past inductees include Dr. Gaylen Hill, Kirksville, Mo. (2016); Larry Wiggins, DVM, Memphis, Mo. (2015); Bruce Lane, Lancaster, Mo. (2014); David Moore, DVM, Kirksville, Mo. (2013); Harold Trump, Luray, Mo. (2012); Bob Perry, Bethel, Mo. (2011); Paul Wilson, Shelbyville, Mo. (2010); Charles Selway, Williamstown, Mo. (2009); Kyle C. Kent, DVM, Green City, Mo. (2009); Kenneth Eitel, Green Castle, Mo. (2007); Garry Mathes, Greentop, Mo. (2006); Dale Watson, Kirksville, Mo. (2005); Wayne D. “Doc” Smith, Winigan, Mo. (2004); and Bill Sidwell, Queen City, Mo. (2003).

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