Local Family chosen as Missouri Farm Family for Nodaway County

Dr. Michael and Teri Roberts and family of Maryville were among the families honored during the 64th annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair.
The Roberts family was selected by University of Missouri Extension in Nodaway County and the local Farm Bureau. The family includes Zeb and Allison. Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state that are active in their communities, involved in agriculture, and/or participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H or FFA.
The Roberts family owns and operates Town and Country Veterinary Clinic where they treat all classes of livestock and small animals. Dr. Roberts has recently started offering Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination services for small ruminants. The Roberts family started a goat herd five years ago with two does that Allison purchased as a 4-H project.  The herd has expanded to a 30 head operation. They focus on quality and selectively breed their does with the goal of competitive offspring for the show ring. They show their goats across the Midwest, including at the Missouri State Fair.  The Roberts family are members of Countryside Christian Church, the Nodaway County Cattleman’s Association and the Iowa Meat Goat Association. Allison was a member of 4-H in Nodaway County for four years before joining the Northwest Technical School FFA Chapter where her SAE is Goat Production and Veterinary Science.
The annual event is sponsored by five partner agencies: the Missouri Farm Bureau; the Missouri Department of Agriculture; the Missouri State Fair Commissioners; the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and MU Extension. Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe said,  “The event showcases the impact that Missouri farm families have on the economy and heritage of the state”.



Back Row, Left to Right Dignitaries:
Todd Hayes, Vice President, Missouri Farm Bureau
Rob Kallenbach, Senior Program Director of Agriculture & Extension
Byron Roach, Missouri State Fair Commissioner
Blake Rollins, Chief Administrative Officer, Missouri Farm Bureau
Chad Higgins, Associate Vice Chancellor for Extension & Engagement
Jamie Johansen, Missouri State Fair Commissioner
Ted Sheppard, Missouri State Fair Commissioner
Sherry Jones, Missouri State Fair Commissioner
Front Row, Left to Right
Teri Roberts
Allison Roberts
Dr. Mike Roberts

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