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College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Goal: $250,000


$108,019.50 (43%) raised

Need: $141,980.50

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. Alan WesslerAlbert Kennett
Alisa SteenAlvin PaulAlyssa Shelby (Thomas)
Anita VanderwertBarbara ParkerBates County Cattlemen Association
Ben Ben and Darla Eggers Betty Nikodim
Bill and Janell Even Bob and Kathleen Perry Family Bobby Moser
Boone County Cattlemen's Association Bradford ForknerBrazeale Farms
Brent SandidgeBrian GittingsBryan Humphreys
Cally and Justin Fix Cape Girardeau County University of MO Extension Council Carl Gerhardt
Carol BraksickCarolyn OatesCattle Visions, LLC
Charles BrazealeCharles ChapuisCharles Emberton
Charlotte BuergeCharlotte ColeChristopher Schoen
Chuck McPheeters Claire and Michael King Clayton Agri-Marketing, Inc.
Cleo KottwitzClint and Jody Perry Clovis Sell
Cody TebbenkampCommunity Foundation of the Ozarks Connie Sandidge
Corey Moore Cynthia ThompsonDale Norton
Dale P. Miller Dallas Hockman David Hawkins
David L. Meeker David Middleton Debra Roberts
Dennis Fennewald Disselhorst Brothers, LLC Don Lucietta
Don Nikodim Don and Linda Birk Donald Johnson
Donald NikodimDonald SteenDonald Verhoff
E&L Harrison Enterprises, Inc Earl DotsonEd Persike
Edward WoodsEldon ColeElisabeth Cravens
Endovac Animal Health LLC Erin WheelerErnest Ehlers
Ernie BarnesEverett GarrettFCS Financial
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Fisher Hog Farms Gail Sponaugle
Gary MinishGeorge JesseGerald Shinn
Gertrude ThompsonGlen WatersGlobal Pig Farms, Inc.
Good News Productions, International Gordon JonesGranville Thompson
Gregory and Patricia Martin Gretchen HillHERITAGE TRACTOR
Hallway Feeds Ina BrazealeIvan and Doris Rush
Jack LathropJacki LangworthyJames Boillot
James E. Kinder James HeitmeyerJames Powell
Janalynn HedemanJane ChapuisJane Shinn
Janet ArcherJanet MorrisJanice Sell
Jean SaundersJeanette GarrettJeffrey Windett
Jerry CoxJerry Lipsey Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation
JoAnn MohlerJodie BurdittJohn Harriman
John Lackey John SaundersJohn Sponaugle
John WheelerJoseph Cassady Josh Graver
Joyce JesseJudy ParsonsJulie Gross Mattson
Karen McCutcheonKatherine VanskikeKathy Harriman
Katie Allen Keith SchnarreKelly Rosenkrans
Ken McCutcheon Kenneth McCutcheonKevin Roberts
Kim RickettsKimberly EhlersKyla Waters
Lance BurdittLarry KerbsLaura Schopp
Leon and Dottie Scrutchfield Lewis & Marion County Cattlemen's Association Linda Kennett
Linda RickettsLowell HartzlerLowell Mohler
Lyndle VanskikeMFA Foundation MO Corn Merchandising Council
Marjorie CoxMark JohnsonMark Langworthy
Matthew CaldwellMaynard HogbergMichael Cravens
Michael WilliamsMissouri Pork Association Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council
Morris WestfallNEMO BCIA Nancy Erickson
Nancy KerbsNational Pork Industry Foundation National Pork Producers Council
Neil DierksNorman BessacNorman Braksick
Pamela IdelPat MoserPatricia Johnson
Paul MartinPeggy BrownPhyllis Boillot
Pike County Farm Bureau Polk County Cattleman's Association Randall Rosenkrans
Randolph County Cattlemans Assoc Regina WoodsRex Ricketts
Rhonda Miller Richard MarshRichardson's Cherokee Ranch
Rob BrownRob and Edie Christine Robert Harriman
Robert HertzogRobert IdelRobert Thompson
Roberta MinishRoberta NortonRobin Wenneker
Roger EakinsRoger ParkerRoy Middleton
Roy RaglandRuth NationSandra Dotson
Sandra SchnarreSarah LathropShannon Yokley
Sharon MartinSherry TaylorSondra Ricketts
Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Association Stephanie Gunn (National Pork Board) Steve and Barbara Long
Steven BrierSusan MarshSusan Wessler
Tawnie DeJong Terrance TaylorTerry Hedeman
The Columbus Foundation Thomas MorrisThorne Cattle Company
Timothy EricksonTodd See Tony Clayton
Tricia Cobb Schniedermeyer Vernon County Cattlemen Vicky Hartzler
Wayne VanderwertWestfall Farms Whiteshire Hamroc
William HiresWilliam LambersonWilliam Nation