Kingsville Livestock Auction honored with Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award

March 22, 2017

Story source: Rachel Augustine, 573-884-7641

Kingsville Livestock Auction, Johnson County

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Kingsville Livestock Auction of Johnson County was honored with a 2017 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award on March 17 in Columbia. They were recognized for their commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.

“It is our great pleasure to recognize Kingsville Livestock Auction for their important contributions of time, talent and financial resources to Missouri 4-H,” said Dr. Marla Tobin, chair of the Missouri 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees.

For nearly 40 years, Kingsville Livestock Auction has been a major partner of the 4-H program in the West Central Region of Missouri. Rick and Marcia Anstine, along with their two sons Jeremy and Jared, provide a floor price for livestock auctions in Bates, Cass and Johnson counties. They send auctioneers to help with sales in Bates, Benton, Cass, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette and St. Clair counties. They also donate meat for the Buyer’s Dinner at the Johnson County Fair.

Kingsville Livestock Auction often opens its doors to 4-H clubs so they can better understand how a livestock auction works.

The Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award is given annually to volunteers and organizations that have made notable contributions to Missouri 4-H youth. The award is named in honor of Naomi Crouch, a Plattsburg native, who was an active 4-H volunteer and Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee for more than 20 years.