2019 Missouri Young Farmers / young farm wives state tour


A Big thanks to the Chillicothe Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives For hosting a great event!


Monday Tours


Uptown Farms is a modern family farm raising registered Hampshire sheep, working Pyrenees dogs & Red Angus cattle.

Cramer Farms is a family farm that started using new technologies as soon as they became available. Every row crop activity that occurs on John’s ground is recorded and those records are used to make management decisions on a regular basis.

Hamilton MFA Rail Facility is a brand new grain marketing center focused on moving crops rather than storage. They have a 3.5 million bu capacity and can load a 110 car train in under 8 hours.

 David and Suzi Beck Farm has been around since 1882 at the small village of Sturges, Missouri. Although they have much motorcycle traffic stopping to take a photo by the nearby Sturges' sign, the Beck's and their oldest son Stephen have a diversified cattle and row crop farm.

Mike Epperson Farms is a diversified operation of row crops and custom feeding of dairy steers from calf to harvest weight.

Urich Farms is a fourth-generation row crop

& cattle operation. They’ve been using cover crops for 5 years and utilize precision ag for making fertilizer applications.

Optional Women's Tours


The ladies will take in a tour of three different communities. They’ll start with Chillicothe’s murals & home of sliced bread. Then, it’s on to Hamilton’s Missouri Star Quilt company, the JCP museum and a family microbrewery-Levi Garrison & Sons. The last leg will be various stops in the Amish community of Jamesport.


Monday evening

 The day ends with a tour at Black Silo Winery in Trenton. Supper will be served along with entertainment by Jake McVey!  Sponsored by Double RR Ag. LLC and Merschman Seeds

Tuesday tours


Trans Ova Genetics is the premier embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization company in the US.

Machine Shop is an Old Order Mennonite owned company specializing in hydraulic cylinders, making skid steer attachments and utilizing a laser jet table to cut a wide variety of specialty made items.

Chula Farmers Co-op is a full service ag co-op that specializes in custom application of chemical and fertilizer.