Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year award. Applications are open to residents from the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby or Sullivan.

According to a press release from the University of Missouri Extension, the individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in northeast Missouri and/or beyond. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture researchers. Other parties who have been long-time supporters of the northeast Missouri livestock industry will also be considered. The selected applicant will become a member of the Northeast Missouri Livestock Producers Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony at the Missouri Livestock Symposium to be held in Kirksville on Dec. 4-5.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 1 and can be found at http://www.missourilivestock.com/livestock-person.html, at the Adair County Extension Center, 503 E. Northtown Road, Kirksville, MO or by calling 660-665-9866.

The successful applicant will be inducted into the coveted Northeast Missouri Livestock Producer Hall of Fame and receive a hand-painted 20 x 24 framed oil portrait with plaque.