Hinsons chosen as BarCo's State Fair Farm Family

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Jimmy and Talana Hinson and family of Cassville were among recently families honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day, which took place Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair. The Hinsons were selected as the Barry County Missouri Farm Family by the Barry County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. Pictured in front row, from left are: Talana, Jaret, Tierany, Cameron and Jimmy Hinson. Back row dignitaries, from left, include: Vice Chancellor for Extension & Engagement Marshall Stewart, State Fair Commissioner Sherry Jones, Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe, State Fair Commissioner Lowell Mohler, Director of Agriculture, Missouri Department of Agriculture Richard Fordyce, and Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau. Contributed photo

Family day event recognizes farm families active in their communities

Jimmy and Talana Hinson and family of Cassville were among families recently honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day event on Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair.

The Hinson family was selected as the Barry County Missouri Farm Family by the Barry County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Talana, Tierany, Cameron and Jaret and Jimmy Hinson.

Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their communities, involved in agriculture and participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H or FFA.

The Hinson family operates a 500-acre cow/calf operation. In addition, Mr. Hinson is the Ag teacher at Cassville High School where Talana also teaches speech. Of the Hinson's four children, the three youngest, who are still living at home, raise and show swine. The children are very involved in the farm operation.

The annual event is sponsored by five partner agencies, including the Missouri Farm Bureau, the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri State Fair and Commissioners, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and University of Missouri Extension.

This was the first year in the day's 58-year history that all 114 counties participated by nominating a family.

The event showcases the impact Missouri farm homilies have on the economy and heritage of our state. "These families are involved in agriculture activities in their communities, and are active participants in local outreach and extension," said Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe. "As the showcase for Missouri agriculture, the Missouri state fair is most certainly the appropriate place to celebrate these families."