Showing Missouri the Best of Agriculture at the 2019 Missouri State Fair

Columbia, Mo.,—Every year, the Missouri State Fair showcases the best of Missouri agriculture throughout its eleven-day run. And the Missouri Pork Association is proud to highlight the pork industry and the dedication of Missouri’s FFA and 4-H youth in their projects. Between August 8 and August 18, fairgoers will have many opportunities to learn about the pork industry while enjoying the fun and great food in Sedalia.


The MPA will be in the Swine Pavilion sponsoring the Youth Swine Skillathon on Thursday, August 8 at 8:30 am and the 4-H/FFA Swine Judging Contest on Friday, August 9 at approximately 5:00 pm. MPA is very active during Youth in Agriculture Day on Saturday, August 17, and also sponsors the 4-H Specialty Pork Demonstrations on Thursday, August 8, beginning at 9:00 am. Stop by these events and show your support for Missouri’s youth.


If you’re interested in new recipes featuring pork, MPA Interns Kaylee Calvin and Clint Perry will present Cooking with Pork in the Home Economics Building. Don’t miss a great recipe on August 8 at 1:30 pm, August 9 at 1:30 pm, August 13 at 1:30 pm, and August 14 at 2:30 pm.


After all that activity, we know you’ll be hungry. So come by the Pork Place to enjoy a great meal in air-conditioned comfort. Stop by for our 40th Anniversary Special – the Top Chop Dinner for $11 – and just $6 on Throwback Thursday, August 15! Other menu highlights include sliced pork loin, smoked barbeque ribs, pork burger, pulled pork sandwich or classic blt. Guests can stock up on new pork recipes, or enter for a chance to win one of eleven prize packages by completing a comment card. Watch for money-saving coupons in the Missouri State Fair Souvenir Program available at entrance gates and at fair information booths. Also, match your admittance ticket number to one of 100 preselected numbers at the Pork Place to receive up to $10 off your next purchase!


The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to, or call (573) 445-8375.


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