About The Missouri Young Farmers

~~The Missouri Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives organizations were formed in 1972. The organizations involve adults in educational and leadership activities at the local, district, state and national levels. Membership in the organizations is open to persons of any age. State activities include a two-day convention in February, a 2½-day agricultural tour in August and participation in the Governor’s Conference on Agriculture.

- Each chapter is tied in with its local adult Ag education program. The adult ag ed teacher serves as a advisor to the chapter, but the extent of the activities are completely up to the members of the chapter. Activities can include things such as educational classes, factory tours, fund raisers, social events, agricultural promotion, and much more. Many of the Chapters have recently changed their name to "ag leaders" instead of "young farmers" to help promote the fact that you do not have to be a farmer to be a member of this organization, there are activities that people from all walks of life can take advantage of.

There are about 40 local Young farmers chapters through out Missouri to locate one click HERE

If there isn't a young farmers program in your area and your interested in getting one going click HERE for more info

Young Farmers

2017-18 Executive Committee

Jody Bergman, President (C) 207 Waverly, PO Box 69, Alma, MO 64001 (660) 674-2662   jtbergman@almanet.net

Derek Lowrey, First Vice President (NW) 321 SE 60th St, Trenton, MO 64683 (660) 654-1643   dslowreyfarms@gmail.com

Jennifer Thogmartin, Vice President/ Secretary (SW) 11737 Norway Road, Neosho, MO 64850 (417) 437-5823   thogmartinjennifer@neoshosd.org

Sarah Lowrey, Vice President/Treasurer (NW) 321 SE 60th St, Trenton, MO 64683 (660) 425-2790   smeissen09@hotmail.com

Matt Deimeke, Vice President/ Reporter (NE) 1105 Dorcus, Mexico, MO 65265 (573) 472-0712   mdfarmboy@sbcglobal.net

Lucas Thogmartin, Vice President/ Sentinel (SW) 11737 Norway Road, Neosho, MO 64850 (417) 825-3684   thogmartinjennifer@neoshosd.org

Ross Becker, Past President (NE) 406 Woodlawn, Mexico, MO 65265 (573) 721-0735   ross@mexicoyoungfarmers.com

Shannon Allison (SE) 318 Hwy NN, Perryville, MO 63775 (573) 768-2484   snallison2011@hotmail.com

Will Allison (SE) 318 Hwy NN, Perryville, MO 63775 (573) 846-7205   wallison@perryville.k12.mo.us

Seleene Lewis (C) 625 E Lacy St, Marshall, MO 65340 (417) 496-4681   sclyrf@mail.missouri.edu 

Representing DESE Leon Busdieker, Advisor PO Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573) 751-8466   leon.busdieker@dese.mo.gov

Lisa Evans, Executive Secretary PO Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573) 751-8467   lisa.evans@dese.mo.gov

Representing FBMA Bruce Fowler, Adult Instructor 125 Gentry Hall, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211 (573) 882-7379   fowlerb@missouri.edu

Representing MVATA Will Allison, Agricultural Education Instructor Perryville Area CTC 326 College St. Perryville, Mo., 63775 (573) 547-7500, ext. 584 or 342 wallison@perryville.k12.mo.us