Partnership between Marion County Farm Bureau, Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen's Association provides $15 gift certificates for beef products

Several shoppers at County Market in Hannibal received a surprise from Marion County Farm Bureau representatives on Thursday to celebrate Beef Month.

Cindy Griesbaum, Hannibal Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Leighton Jones and Marion County Farm Bureau President Joe Kendrick handed out $15 gift certificates for beef products to celebrate Beef Month on Thursday, May 2. The outreach was thanks to a partnership with the Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen's Association and the Marion County Farm Bureau, and Kendrick said it reflected the organization's goals of education and giving back to the community. After he handed certificates to Tammy Griffin and Chantell Hawkins, they agreed that the effort was a welcome surprise.

“I think it's great,” Hawkins said. Griffin said it was “a great deal” to receive the certificates.

Kendrick said the effort helps to promote customers choosing beef and to share knowledge about a wholesome food option that farmers raise in Northeast Missouri and throughout the nation.

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