Marshfield, Mo. ― Michael and Lynn Diehl and family members Justin, Haley, Corey, and Jenna, were among the 108 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day in Sedalia on Aug. 13.

Each year the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state which are active in their community, involved in agricultural activities and who participate in local extension educational programs.

The Diehls, who operate dairy farms near Elkland, were selected as the Webster County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Webster County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau.

“The Diehls work to continue the tradition of what a family farm is all about—capitalizing on education and work experience to build farming skills that lead agriculture successfully into the future. They are also long-time active exhibitors in livestock shows,” said Bob Schultheis, MU Extension natural resource engineering specialist and county program director.

This statewide program recognizes the outstanding contributions Missouri farm families make to the State of Missouri, and is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri State Fair, and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.


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