Blue Ribbon Traditions

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 msffoundation@sbcglobal.net , you can also check out the Missouri State Fair Foundation Website for more info www.mostatefairfoundation.net .

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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One Response to Blue Ribbon Traditions

  1. Craig,

    Thank you so much for sharing this information on your blog. I really appreciate it. I will be in Clinton next Thursday to talk with Sunrise Optimist about the project. Hopefully I will see you there. Again, I appreciate your willingness to share. Have a great day!

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