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SEDALIA – Emily Tallman, of Archie and daughter of Steve and Renea Tallman, is the exhibitor of the 2011 grand champion market hog at the Missouri State Fair. Her market hog weighed 274 pounds. She is a member of the Archie FFA Chapter.
The reserve grand champion market hog honor went to Marlena Long, of Paris and daughter of Greg and Laura Long. Her hog weighed 263 pounds. She is a member of the Happy Go Lucky 4-H Club.
On Aug. 20, Emily’s and Marlena’s hogs will be two of 12 lots offered in the Youth in Agriculture Sale of Champions. Proceeds from the annual sale benefit both the winning exhibitors and the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Program.
Because of the generous support of Youth in Agriculture sponsors, the Missouri State Fair is able to award scholarships to Missouri youth pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Last year, thirty $1,000 scholarships and one supreme $2,500 scholarship were awarded to youth across the State.
To become a Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture supporter, contact Wayne Yokley at 573-690-8987 or Rodney Heimer at 573-393-2452.