Columbia, Mo., – The Missouri Pork Association hosted the 20th annual Missouri Pork Classic on June 25, 2019, at Columbia’s L.A. Nickell 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 are as follows: First place went to Ben Jacobi, Brian Nobis, Seth Brunkhorst, and Nick Larson, sponsored by N-5 Enterprises, with a score of 45. Second place was awarded to the team of Cassie Wasser, Representative Travis Fitzwater, Senator Caleb Rowden, and Representative J. Eggleston, sponsored by Missouri Soybean, with a score of 51. Third place went to Connie Welch, Edna Speaker, Cindy Metts, and Kerry North, sponsored by Mt. Zion Homestead, with a score of 52.
Flight B results were as follows: With a score of 63, first place was awarded to Dave Webber, Doug King, James Sullivan, and Blake Boland, sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Second place in flight B went to Jerry Epperson, Janet Epperson, Jordan Epperson, and Kylie Epperson, sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition, with a score of 64. In third place, Doug Wirth, Tessa Chastain, Warren Weber, and Jeff Okones, sponsored by ADM scoring 65.
Additional cash prizes were awarded in various categories, including: Longest Putt – Steve Menke of Pipestone; Longest Drive – Nick Larson of N-5 Enterprises; and Closest to Hole –Richard Hawkins of FCS Financial. Along with the skins contest with cash prizes going out to three different teams: N-5 Enterprises, Mt. Zion Homestead, and Missouri Soybean Association.
Special thanks go out to everyone who took part in the 2019 Missouri Pork Classic, and especially to this year’s sponsors for making this event enjoyable for all those involved. The 2019 Missouri Pork Classic sponsors are as follows: Presenting sponsors included Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Soybean Association, National Pork Producers Council, and Rabo AgriFinance. Meal sponsors include CFM Insurance, Enterprise Bank, FCS Financial, Hog Slat, JBS, Lynch Livestock, MFA Inc., National Pork Board, Reliance Pork, LLC. Smithfield – Princeton, and The Maschhoffs. Beverage sponsors included Boehringer Ingelheim, Fast Genetics, Phibro, Sioux Nation Ag, Thorn Creek Insurance Services, and Wiechman Pig Company. Margaritaville Sponsors included Rabo AgriFinance.
Hole and contest sponsors included: ADM, Advanced Pork Systems, Ag Property Solutions, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, AMVC Management Services, Agri-Tech Enterprises, Inc., AgriServices of Brunswick, LLC., Bob McCosh, Callaway Bank, Carthage Veterinary Services, Central Confinement Service, CFM Insurance, Climate, CJ America, Dairy Farmers of America, DNA Genetics, Epperson Family Farms, Farmweld, FCS Financial, Fechtel Beverage & Sales, LLC, First State Insurance Agency, Fisher Hog Farms, The Law Firm of Haden & Colbert, Harrison Creek Farms, Brent Hemphill and Associates, Howerton Farms, LLC., Jayce Mountain Pork, Landmark Bank, Lathrop and Gage, LLP., MFA Oil, Midwest Livestock Systems, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Dairy Association, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri State Fair Foundation, MO-AG, Murphy Family Ventures, Naught-Naught Agency, Naught- Naught Agency – Dave Oetting, Passion for Pigs, Philips Family Farms, Pike Feeds, Pipestone, Protect the Harvest, Raymond James, Rian Livestock Corporation, Ricketts Farm Service, Roesleine Alternative Energy, Smithfield – Milan, Synergy, The Bank of Missouri, Triumph Foods, and Val-Co.
Mark your calendars for the 21st Annual Missouri Pork Golf Classic & Rib Fest on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. 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.