2020 MYF State Convention!


January 31- February 1 2020

On Friday, January 31st, the plan is to tour the Bagnal Dam that afternoon.  Please indicate on the form that you are interested in the tour, and we will contact you will details.  

 Saturday registration will be available from 7:30 am to 6 pm in the Conference Reception area. There will be a hot buffet breakfast available from 7:30 – 9 am. As in past years, Saturday events will include the photo contest & toy show, the FFA speech contest finals, several diverse seminars and workshops, and the delegate session. The social starts at 6:00 pm and Saturday awards banquet begins at 7:00 pm. At the banquet, the state winning FFA speaker will present their speech and we will honor members and retiring officers.  

This years convention will be at the Inn at Grand Glaize in Osage Beach MO

Hotel Reservations:  Inn at Grand Glaize

 5142 Osage Beach Pkwy., Osage Beach, MO 65065 


Reserve your hotel room by January 10th for special rates. The room block will be released after that time and a room may not be available. The special rate is $79 for either size room. Below are two ways to register: 1. Register online at https://innatgrandglaize.com/ 

 Enter the dates, and in the space for the group code, enter: 

 MYF20 to receive the special rate 

 2. You may also call the hotel directly at 1-800-348-4731 or 573-348-4731     and give the above group code. 

 *If the code does not work, that means the room type you requested is sold out, or it is after the cut- off date. 


Weed Resistance , Seed Technology, and More


Keven Bradly has Been the state Extension Weed Scientist and Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri for the past 16 years. He will be here to discuss weed resistance,  new seed and chemical technology, and a few other interesting thing you might want to know when it comes to plant science.

Marketing From a Global Standpoint


Dr. John Kruse is the  Associate Extension Professor and Education Director, he also coordinates the Agricultural  Business and Policy Extension division at MU. Before that we worked for FAPRI for 15 years and work in the private sector for 15 years for companies like Pioneer,  IHS-Global Insight, and his agricultural analysis firm WAEES. He will be discussing grain and livestock markets from a global level, how tariffs  and the global economy affect our prices and where he thinks the markets will be going in the future. 

Solar Power, Home and Commercial


David Bunge with AZIMUTH RENEWABLES has worked all over Missouri and the rest of the country developing utility scale solar projects, but has worked in all aspects of the solar industry, from manufacturing to finance. He will be here to talk about how you  can earn some extra money with solar energy. Weather you have some land that might be suited for a large scale solar farm or you just would like to add some solar panels to your roof or yard. 

Grain Handling, Drying, and Storage


W.B. Young Company is a 60 year old business located in Marshall MO that is a distributor and manufacturer of grain storage, handling and drying equipment. They will be sending a representative to discuss some of the different grain drying and storage systems out there and what their advantages and disadvantages are   

Lessons Learned From Feeding Livestock in the 2018-2019 Season


Eric Bailey has been the MU extension specialist for Beef Nutrition for the past 2 and a half years, prior to that he was a professor and researcher at west Texas A and M specializing in ruminant nutrition. He will be talking about some  lessons learned from feeding livestock in the harsh  2018-19 season, as well as some other tips and nutritional facts you might need to know when it comes to feeding your livestock. 

Rural Crimes


Barry Graskewicz is a 26 year veteran of the hwy patrol who has worked the past 5 years in the rural crimes unit covering the northern half of the state working on ag related crimes. He will be doing a presentation on some of the things he deals with on a day to day basis and what you need to be looking out for on your farm 

Precision Ag


Lance Conway lives on a small farm in East Central MO and works as a research specialist and Precision Ag instructor at the University of Missouri. He got his degrees in Agronomy and his current research aims to connect agronomy, soils, and precision agriculture technology. He will be going over what to do with all that gps data, maps, and other precision data you have been collecting over the years and how to utilize it to its full potential

Cover Crops


We will be having a roundtable discussion on cover crops from farmers who have been utilizing them for years. What they have been using, how they implement them into their system and what they have learned works for them and what doesn't.

The National Weather Service


Gene Hatch has been a meteorologist for the  National weather service since 1999. He  is also the climatologist for the Springfield station and works closely with agricultural businesses and organizations in southern Missouri. He will be here to talk about what the national weather service does and how they go about predicting weather months in advance. He will also let us know what he think this years weather will be doing

Missouri Conservation


 Brent Vandeloecht Agricultural Liaison for the Missouri Department of conservation will be here to talk about feral hogs and other hot topics when it comes to agriculture and wildlife.

Home Made Earrings


YF executive committee Member Seleene Lewis will be teaching  a class on how to make leather earrings. There will  be a cost  $8 for each set of earrings you make to cover the cost of materials

Banquet Entertainment


Daphne Jeffries President of the Camden County historical society will be putting on a presentation  about some of the lesser known history of the lake of the ozarks. She will be talking about the farming that was going on in the area that is now under water, why the damn was built, the controversy it caused, the benefits it had, and some other fun facts along the way.

Toy Show


All Comers - Open and Custom Class - 

This is an open class, anything from bought to homemade or modified, any make, any model, any size. 

Original 1/64 Scale -  This class is toys out of boxes, no  modification, any make 

Original 1/16 Scale - This class is toys out of boxes, no  modification, any make 

Trucks and Cars - This class is open to all cars, trucks and semi-trucks of any size out of the box. 

Collectors Class -This class open to anything that is in a box and is visible through plastic (The toy will not be removed from the packaging). 

Sandbox Special - This class will be toys that were used hard by the cutest lil’ farmers, any make, any model, any size.

Photo contest


Join the 2020 MYF/YFW Photo Contest! This is a fun way to show off your day to day life on the farm or rural community. Below are the contest rules and instructions. Categories: Landscapes, People, Rural Workday, Animals, Bad Day on the Farm 

  Criteria: 1. The Missouri Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives photo contest is open to all members who are amateur photographers (one who receives less than half of their disposable income from photography).

 2. All photos must be taken by the entrant. 

3. Entrants may submit multiple photos per category. 

4. Entrants may enter all four categories if desired. 

5. Photos must be taken within the last two years. 

6. Color and black and white photos are eligible. 

*8. If identifiable persons are included in a photo, a release must accompany the entry. 

9. Youth entries must include the signature of a parent or guardian on the entry form. 

10. All photos must be submitted digitally, as well as in print at the state convention. Photos must be 4x6 or larger and displayed in a frame when submitted. 

11. All entries submitted become the property of Missouri Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives, giving MYF/YFW permission to use them in publications, promotions, calendars or displays, with proper credit given to the photographer

Fun for the whole family

If you have never been to the lake of the Ozarks you may not realize there are tons of things to do there even in the winter  including; shopping, an indoor water park, Ice scatting, bowling, an escape room,  caves, state parks, breweries wineries and distilleries, music shows, museums, and much much more! Consider bringing the whole family and stay for a couple extra days.  check out some of the links below and www.Funlake.com for more information