Mizers chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Saline County

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Front row from left, Drew, Abrea, Brenda and Paul Mizer are named the Saline County Missouri State Fair Farm Family. Also shown, back row from left, Jack Magruder, chair of Missouri State Fair Commission; Marc Linit, senior associate dean of research and extension for University of Missouri; Barbara Hayden, Missouri State Fair Commission; Richard Fordyce, director of Missouri Department of Agriculture; Blake Hurst, president of Missouri Farm Bureau; and Ted Sheppard, Missouri State Fair Commission. (Contributed photo)

Paul and Brenda Mizer and family of Marshall were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair's Farm Family Day Aug. 11.

The Mizers were selected as the Saline County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Saline County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Abrea and Drew.

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.