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$40,160 (80%) raised

Need: $9,840

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Eldon Cole Memorial Fund

For 58 years — a truly remarkable milestone — Eldon Cole put the very best ideals of University of Missouri Extension and engagement into daily practice. Through his deep knowledge of the industry and his ability to communicate and listen to his agriculture clients, he became one of the most well-regarded livestock specialists in the state. His one-of-a-kind expertise grew out his extensive research and study, lived experience and generous openness to others. It has been said that Eldon was not only a livestock specialist, but a people specialist.

In honor of Eldon’s legacy, a new state-of-the-art livestock handling facility under construction at the Southwest Research, Extension and Education Center (SW-REEC) in Mount Vernon has been officially named the Eldon Cole MU Livestock Facility. Contributions to the Eldon Cole Memorial Fund will go toward the endowment to sustain operations and provide MU Extension programming in his namesake facility.

Anita FransonBetty DavisBrian Cole
Central Garden and Pet Charlotte ColeCommunity Foundation of the Ozarks
Darrel FransonDeanna McElveenEldon Cole
Four R Farms Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri Gary Anderson
Harly Rowan Hills Feed and More LLC Jay Chism
Jim and Anne Jones Joplin Regional Stockyard Commission Kelly Warzinik
Lawrence County Farm Bureau MFA Incorporated Charitable Foundation MFA Oil Company
Melinda ChismRachel KallenbachRobert Kallenbach
Schreiber Foods Incorporated Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Association The Nichols-Richardson Foundation Trust