• Mindy Ward

    Farm Show Revealed

    Show-Me Life

     by Mindy Ward
     on September 10, 2013

    Attending the Farm Progress Show I expect to see large machinery, new technology and impressive displays. However, this year I set out to find the story behind some of the latest products on the market. What I found were ag companies that look beyond the retail sale, companies that are looking to support their employees and give back to their communities. Golden intentions A gold feed wagon drew my attention to the display of S.I. Feeders, a division of Schoessow, Inc. The typical…

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  • Mindy Ward

    Show Ring Sportsmanship

    Show-Me Life

     by Mindy Ward
     on September 1, 2013

    As the judges selects the class winner at the Missouri State Fair Swine Show, one-by-one young exhibitors leave their hog behind and make their way across the show ring to congratulate the winner. I would never have caught the gesture had the image not appeared in my camera lens. Often I am focused on the cute little girl and her pig, or the young man driving his hog. Many times, I am just trying to see how well individuals did that I know. But there was something during this year's…

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