Columbia, Mo.,–The Missouri Pork Association hosted the 22nd annual Missouri Pork Classic Golf Tournament on June 22, 2021, at Boonville’s Hail Ridge Golf Course. This year’s tournament was a tremendous success, assembling a total of thirty-six teams comprised of area producers and industry representatives. Players enjoyed great food and endless fun on the course. Several prizes were awarded during the annual Rib Fest immediately following the tournament, including those listed below.
First, second and third place were recognized with cash prizes in Flights A and B. Flight A results were as follows: SN Partners was able to achieve first place with a score of 51. Their team included Gary Lyon, Reagan Mudd, Cody Sommer and Chris Rebb. In a tie with 54 points, two teams were re-evaluated in the number of strokes they had accommodated. Second place went to Kerry North, Edna Speaker, Cindy Metts and Connie Welch, who were sponsored by Mt. Zion Homestead, Inc. Third place was awarded to the team of Raymond James that included Greg Reed, Keith Whitney, Rob Rush and Brent Marcks.
Flight B had a three-way tie, which led to the calculation of handicaps in the overall score. First place went to the team of Advanced Pork Systems that had players Doug Garrison, Doug Miller, Kevin Wright and Delvan Oswald. Second place was the Missouri Pork Board whose players were Don Laut, Marcus Belshe, Adam Dohrman and Robert Brundage. Third place went to the secondary team of Ham Hill Farms that included Jeff Sims, Kevin Zin, Glenn Fry and Jordan Broedehoft.
Additional cash prizes were awarded in various categories, including Longest Putt awarded to Greg Meaher of Carthage Veterinary Services, Longest Drive to Blake Boland from Merck Animal Health and Closest to the Pin, going to Connie Welch of Mt. Zion Homestead, Inc. The skins contest also offered up cash prizes to three separate teams, MFA, Inc., SN Partners and MFA Oil.
A special thank you goes out to everyone that took part in the 2021 Pork Classic, especially to our dedicated sponsors, who have shown continuous support with funding as we reached a record-breaking total in the abundance of associates registered. Presenting sponsors included the Missouri Soybean Association and the National Pork Producers Council. Registration sponsors included Smithfield Hog Production and Agri-Tech Enterprises. Meal sponsors included Enterprise Bank, Missouri Corn, Heartland Builders, Sioux Nation, National Pork Board, Bank of Missouri and Howerton Farms. A huge thank you to Lynch Livestock who not only prepared lunch, but provided and cooked ribs for the Rib Fest. Beverage sponsors included Boehringer Ingelheim, Missouri Corn, Deppe Farms and Wiechman Pig Company. The Watering Hole Station was represented by Callaway Bank. Margaritaville had sponsorships from Rabo Ag, Climate Corporation and JBS.
Hole and contest sponsors included: ADM, Advanced Pork Systems, Ag Property Solutions, Agriservices of Brunswick, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, AMVC, Boehringer Ingelheim, Brent Hemphill & Associates, Carthage Veterinary Services, Central Bank, CFM Insurance, Chr. Hansen, Crystal Spring Hog Equipment, Dairy Farmers of America, DNA Swine Genetics, Fast Genetics, Genesus Genetics Inc., GFI Digital, Haden and Colbert, Hog Slat, Howerton Farms, Jayce Mountain Pork, Lathrop Gage, Look East, MFA, Inc., MFA Oil, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Midwest Livestock Systems, LLC., Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri State Fair Foundation, Missouri Agribusiness Association, Murphy Family Ventures, Naught-Naught Agency, Newman Comley & Ruth, Novus, NutriQuest, N-5 Enterprise, LLC., Passion for Pigs, Phibro, Pike Feeds, Pipestone Nutrition, PIC, Raymond James, RIAN Livestock, Rickett’s Farm Service, Roeslein Alternative Energy, Simmons Bank, Smithfield Foods, SN Partners, Southwest Pork-Pipestone, The Maschhoff’s, LLC., Triumph Foods, Val-Co and V-Grid Energy Systems.
Planning will begin soon for the 23rd Missouri Pork Classic. Watch for complete details later this year.
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and public policy. For more information on the association or next year’s tournament, visit www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.
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