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Farm Bureau presents awards for Outstanding Service to Ag


Four individuals were honored with the Missouri Farm Bureau Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award December 3. The presentations were made by MFB President Blake Hurst during the annual meeting's opening session at the Lake of the Ozarks. The award is the highest honor bestowed to an individual by the state's largest farm organization. This year those added to this select group include: Glen Klippenstein, state representative and cattle farmer; Daryl Oldvader, FCS Financial chief executive officer; Bill Jackson, Brunswick River Terminal co-owner and Brunswick AGRIServices manager; and, Dan Reed, Missouri Farm Bureau videographer.

Glen Klippenstein is a state representative and former state senator from Maysville, Mo., but he is best known in the beef industry. Klippenstein has sold over 7,000 bulls and 7,500 females, semen and embryos in all 50 states and 22 countries. His rural roots began in Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been a presidential appointee to the Federal Ag Mortgage Corporation Board, chair of the National Beef Promotion and Research Board, and director of the National Cattlemen's Association. Thanks to his stature in the industry, Klippenstein is a sought-out speaker, having filled over 1,000 speaking invitations. He has judged many national, regional and state cattle shows in the U.S. and four other countries. Klippenstein and his wife, Linda, have four adult children and eight grandchildren.

Daryl Oldvader is retiring at the end of the year after 40 years with FCS Financial. Thirty-six of those years have been as CEO. During that time Oldvader has served on numerous Farm Credit Bank committees and other state and national boards. More notable committees he has been a part of are the Governor's Task Force on 21st Century Agriculture and the Governor's Advisory Council on Agriculture. He is currently on the Vice Chancellor's Leadership Council for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture where he was named Alumnus of the Year in 2002. Oldvader is a fourth generation farmer with farm roots in the Brunswick, Mo., area.

Bill Jackson has become the go-to source on Missouri River issues. Since 1977, he has been a co-owner of the Brunswick River Terminal and since 1988 part-owner of Mendon Feed and Grain. He manages AGRIServices of Brunswick and is president of Missouri River Towing. His experience has put him on the boards of the Missouri River Waterways Council, Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association and the Missouri-Arkansas River Basin Association. But, outside of river-related interests, he is also sought. Jackson is a member of the Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow Foundation and this year was appointed to an expanded Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Board. He came to Missouri from Indiana, where he received a master's degree in animal science from Purdue University. Jackson and his wife reside in Marshall, Mo. They have two grown children and seven grandchildren.

Dan Reed has produced many video projects for Missouri Farm Bureau since becoming the organization's video producer in September 1987. Reed has traveled the state capturing the story of agriculture for others to learn about. Before his work at Farm Bureau, Reed was television announcer, producer, director and program manager. He once hosted a children's program on a Jefferson City television station. Reed is the father of five and has four grandchildren. He and his wife, Jeanie, live in Jefferson City.

Date: 12/24/2012


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