A few weeks ago I sat down with Wendy Faulconer, Executive Director of the Missouri State Fair Foundation, to learn more about how the foundation is partnering with businesses and individuals to preserve livestock showing opportunities for youth across the state.
Wendy’s name may be familiar to some of you because Wendy was a long time fixture in the Clinton School District prior to her current position at the Missouri State Fair Foundation. Wendy contacted me and asked that I place some information on the blog about her project and after I sat down with her and learned more about it, I became excited to help spread the word about a great project that will benefit youth in our state.
The foundation is in the process of rasing funds to renovate the Historic Coliseum Arena on the fair grounds. MFA made the initial financial contribution to jump-start the process and several other businesses across the state have also contributed. The renovated coliseum will create a multi-use livestock facility and provide future farmers and ranchers of Missouri with the facilities necessary to truly showcase “the best of the best”.
The project will help to preserve agricultural traditions that are unique to our state and will continue to provide opportunities for youth to further their livestock experience and help to build awareness of youth opportunities in agriculture.
If you have an interest in supporting the project or you would like more information, please contact Wendy Faulconer at (660) 530-5620 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org , you can also check out the Missouri State Fair Foundation Website for more info www.mostatefairfoundation.net .