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College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Goal: $250,000


$69,500 (27%) raised

Need: $180,500

Dean Of Agriculture

Everett and Ruby Forkner Livestock Judging Endowment

Everett Forkner, BS Animal Science ’61, was selected as the 2020 inductee to the prestigious Saddle and Sirloin Club! Friends of Everett Forkner have established a charitable endowment to recognize this accomplishment and his undying commitment to the livestock industry. Everett and his wife, Ruby, founded Forkner Family Farms where they’ve been influential in the field of swine genetics and pork marketing, ultimately marketing swine breeding stock to 48 states and 25 countries while being an early adopter of performance testing and genetic evaluation. The Forkners are also known for giving back and are passionate about youth development, having hosted thousands of students over the years at a multitude of livestock judging workouts. Everett Forkner is a leader in his field, having served as the National Pork Board President, as a member of the National Swine Improvement Federation, and on multiple committees for the National Swine Registry, among many other activities, honors and recognitions over the years.

The Everett and Ruby Forkner Livestock Judging Fund will support the MU Livestock Judging Team. Everett attributed much of his professional success to his animal science education and livestock judging experience while he was a student at Mizzou. He believes the critical thinking and oral expression skills acquired in livestock judging and evaluation develop a unique skill set that will be used for a lifetime.

66 Genetics Inc. Albert KennettAlisa Steen
Alyssa Shelby (Thomas) Barbara ParkerBen
Betty NikodimBob and Kathleen Perry Family Bobby Moser
Brazeale Farms Brent SandidgeBrian Gittings
Cally and Justin Fix Carl Gerhardt Carol Braksick
Carolyn OatesCattle Visions, LLC Charles Brazeale
Charles ChapuisCharles EmbertonCharlotte Buerge
Charlotte ColeChristopher SchoenClaire and Michael King
Clayton Agri-Marketing, Inc. Clint and Jody Perry Clovis Sell
Community Foundation of the Ozarks Connie SandidgeCynthia Thompson
Dale NortonDale P. Miller Dallas Hockman
David HawkinsDennis Fennewald Disselhorst Brothers, LLC
Don LuciettaDon Nikodim Don and Linda Birk
Donald JohnsonDonald NikodimDonald Steen
E&L Harrison Enterprises, Inc Earl DotsonEd Persike
Edward WoodsEldon ColeElisabeth Cravens
Endovac Animal Health LLC Erin WheelerErnest Ehlers
Ernie BarnesEverett GarrettFCS Financial
Fisher Hog Farms Gail SponaugleGary Minish
George JesseGerald ShinnGertrude Thompson
Glen WatersGlobal Pig Farms, Inc. Gordon Jones
Granville ThompsonGretchen HillHallway Feeds
Ina BrazealeIvan and Doris Rush Jack Lathrop
Jacki LangworthyJames BoillotJames E. Kinder
James HeitmeyerJanalynn HedemanJane Chapuis
Jane ShinnJanet ArcherJanet Morris
Janice SellJean SaundersJeanette Garrett
Jerry CoxJerry Lipsey JoAnn Mohler
John HarrimanJohn SaundersJohn Sponaugle
John WheelerJoseph Cassady Josh Graver
Joyce JesseKathy HarrimanKatie Allen
Keith SchnarreKimberly EhlersKyla Waters
Larry KerbsLaura SchoppLeon and Dottie Scrutchfield
Lewis & Marion County Cattlemen's Association Linda KennettLowell Hartzler
Lowell MohlerMFA Foundation Marjorie Cox
Mark JohnsonMark LangworthyMaynard Hogberg
Michael CravensMichael WilliamsMissouri Pork Producers Association
Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council NEMO BCIA Nancy Kerbs
National Pork Industry Foundation National Pork Producers Council Norman Bessac
Norman BraksickPat MoserPatricia Johnson
Peggy BrownPhyllis BoillotRegina Woods
Rhonda Miller Richard MarshRichardson's Cherokee Ranch
Rob BrownRob and Edie Christine Robert Harriman
Robert HertzogRobert ThompsonRoberta Minish
Roberta NortonRobin Wenneker Roger Parker
Roy MiddletonSandra DotsonSandra Schnarre
Sarah LathropShannon Yokley Sherry Taylor
Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Association Stephanie Gunn (National Pork Board) Steve and Barbara Long
Steven BrierSusan MarshTawnie DeJong
Terrance TaylorTerry HedemanThe Columbus Foundation
Thomas MorrisThorne Cattle Company Todd See
Tony ClaytonTricia Cobb Schniedermeyer Vicky Hartzler
Whiteshire Hamroc William HiresWilliam Lamberson