August 11-21, 2022
Missouri State Fairgrounds
2503 West 16th Street
The Pork Place
Be sure to visit the Pork Place at the Missouri State Fair. Try the delicious Smoked Barbeque Ribs or the Top Chop Dinner. Maybe you prefer a flame-grilled pork burger, shredded barbeque pork sandwich, or a baked potato loaded with barbeque pork and cheese sauce. And bring the kids for a pork hot dog meal with chops and a drink. You’ll find the Pork Place in the same place it has been for over 40 years, one block west of the Grandstand. Visit http://www.mopork.com/events/the-pork-place/ for more details.
We need your help in manning the Pork Place. If you and a your group would like to work a 6 hour shift, please contact Diane Slater at (573) 445-8375, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Missouri Pork Association will be actively involved in many events at the Fair, including:
Youth Swine Skillathon
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Age 12 & Under
Age 16 & Over
The first part of the three-stage contest is a hands-on swine management test including breed identification, equipment identification, ear notching, feed medication withdrawal, calculation growth performance, pork carcass cuts, meat quality evaluation, environmental issues and feed ingredient identification. The second section is a short quiz that covers current events and general information about the swine industry in Missouri, the United States and internationally. The final stage is a 5-minute personal interview with a State Extension Specialist about their swine project and the Show Me Quality Assurance/Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus Program. Visit the Missouri State Fair Premium Guide for more information (see page 1). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2022 Premium Guide in pdf format.
4-H & FFA Youth Swine Judging Contest
Friday, August 12, 2022
Novice – ages 5-8
Junior – ages 9-13
Senior – ages 14-18
Pro – ages 19-21
IMPORTANT NOTE!!! Our contest is now part of the Show Me Youth Livestock Judging Series. Divisions have changed to match theirs.
The contest is open to current all Missouri youth ages 5-21. Registration is from 3 pm – 4 pm. The contest begins at 5 pm. Entry Fee is $5 per person.
Each team must be entered by a sponsor (agricultural education instructor, county extension specialist, 4-H leader). A team may have three or four members; only the top three individual scores will determine the team total. Individuals are able to enter as a single contestant. The contest will consist of four (4) swine judging classes and two (2) sets of questions for Junior, Senior and Pro Divisions. The Novice Division will have no requirement for questions. No oral reasons will be taken.
The top individuals in each division will be awarded, as well as the top three (3) teams in each division. Thanks to our gracious sponsors, we will be awarding enhanced prizes, including belt buckles, insulated coolers, feed buckets and tumblers. To register prior to the Fair, contact MPA at 573-445-8375, or email email@example.com.
Lick Your Chops, Missouri! Cooking Contest
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association
Visit http://www.mostatefair.com for contest rules (see page 5). This link takes you to the Missouri State Fair 2022 Premium Guide in pdf format.
For more information about the 2022 Missouri State Fair, visit www.mostatefair.com.
For more information about the Missouri Pork Association’s involvement in the fair, e-mail our office or call (573) 445-8375.