2019 Missouri Young Farmers / young farm wives state tour


Hosted by Chillicothe Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives

 August 4th through the 6th.   

All staging will be done at the Litton Agriscience Center, 10780 LIV 235, Chillicothe.


Sunday Schedule

 Registration begins at 4:00 with dinner and entertainment to start at 6:30p.m.     

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!

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.




______12 & Older, entire   tour



_____ 6-11 years old,   entire tour



_____ under 5 years old



_____ FFA member, per day


_____ Late registration, entire tour


(after July 15th or onsite)


  All are located in Chillicothe, MO

Comfort Inn $109/night +tax


Mention Young Farmer Tour to get the group rate!

Other hotel/motel options, but with no room block are:

Fairfield Inn & Suites


 Super 8


Days Inn


For more information


contact YF advisors Michael Slater (mslater@grts.org) or Jim Grozinger (jgrozinger@grts.org). Office: 660-646-3131

Michael cell: 660-654-1129



FFA Special Registration form (pdf)


Tour Brochure and Registration form (pdf)