The Jon and Brandi Filer family of Ste. Genevieve County was among the families honored during the 61st annual Farm Family Day on August 12 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
The Filer family was selected as the Ste. Genevieve County Farm Family by University of Missouri Extension in Ste. Genevieve County and the local Farm Bureau.
The family includes Jon, Brandie, Eli, Aleah and Mayleigh. The Filer family operates a 339-acre cattle, chicken, hog and hay farming operation. Two of the children, Eli and Aleah, are active in the local 4-H clubs. Jon has an agricultural welding and fencing business.
The annual event is sponsored by five partner agencies: the Missouri Farm Bureau; the Missouri Department of Agriculture; the Missouri State Fair Commissioners; the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and the University of Missouri Extension and Engagement.
This year, all 114 Missouri counties plus the city of St. Louis participated, honoring nearly 500 people from the 115 farm families.
(Photo, information from the University of Missouri Extension in Ste. Genevieve)