The Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Tour provides an opportunity for cattlemen and the wider public to learn about new and unique practices among cattle producers in southwest Missouri. The tour will be held in September 2021 and consist of visits to three or four local farms and ranches in Barry, Dade, Lawrence, and Stone counties. This educational tour will help cattlemen and the general public better understand the vital importance of Missouri’s number one agricultural industry in the state’s economy. Event details to follow.
As part of the Missouri Bicentennial commemoration, the Mt. Vernon Regional Arts Council is working with Springfield artist and Mt. Vernon native John Fulton on the creation of a new art piece showcasing the history, life, and culture of Missouri. It is projected the artwork will be completed in September 2020. The artwork will be available for public viewing at the Mt. Vernon Regional Arts Council’s gallery at KeenBean Coffee Roasters and for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of prints will be used to provide Missouri’s county courthouses with prints for local display.