COLUMBIA, Mo. – Golfers hit the greens June 5 in support of Missouri 4-H youth at the ninth annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were The Climate Corp., a division of Monsanto; and Great American Insurance-Crop Division.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of our partners and friends who have teamed up with Missouri 4-H Foundation to raise more than $37,000 for Missouri 4-H,” said Rachel Augustine, director of the Missouri 4-H Foundation. “Twenty-four teams joined us in support of the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.”
Co-chair Bob Idel, with MU Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart and Chris Chinn, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, welcomed players and thanked everyone for their ongoing support of youth in agriculture before challenging teams to have fun on the golf course while supporting Missouri 4-H youth.
Awards for the first-place Championship Flight went to the team of Steve Ball, Ben Gallup, Trenton Monnig and Kory Neisen. Awards for the second-place Championship Flight went to the FCS Financial team of Jeremy Haley, Brett Bryant, Chad Barnes and Austin Gaughan.
Awards for the first-place A Flight went to the UMKC team of Brandon King, Carl Calkins, Brianna Broddaick and Tom McVeigh. Awards for the second-place A Flight went to the Crop Risk Services team of Mitchell Moon, Tristan Bolin, Kim Whitworth and Russell Mitchell.
Awards for first-place B Flight went to the Farm Bureau team of Eric Volmer, BJ Tanksley, Estil Fretwell and Dylan Lange. Awards for second-place B Flight went to the Great American Insurance-Crop Division team of Randy Barr, Mike Guinan, Jill McMillan and Brian Johnson.
Foursomes teed off under the banner of hat sponsor FCS Financial.
Platinum sponsors included Crop Risk Services, FCS Financial, MFA Inc., Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Soybean Association, Sydenstricker John Deere and Vivayic Inc.
Premium sponsors included Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa, FCI Advisors, Jacoby Dairy Products Merchants, Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives, Farmers National Co., Keith and Ruth Ann Boyer, Lyle Houts Family, George Thomas, and Marla Tobin, MD.
Players enjoyed lunch provided and prepared by the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, the Missouri Pork Association, Peachtree Catering and Lutz’s BBQ. Fechtel Beverage & Sales Inc. was the beverage sponsor.
Hole and team sponsors included 1canoe2, Ag-Power Inc.; AgriThority, Dave Baker and Robin Walker; Brammer Family; Kelli Jo and Kyle Buettner; Mark and Suzanne Cadle; the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Central Crop Insurance; CF Industries; Chastity A. Menz, CPA LLC; Alison Copeland; Matt Peiter-Edward Jones; David Reid-Edward Jones; Exchange Bank of Missouri; Farm Credit Southeast Missouri; FCS Financial Crop Insurance; David and Patty Fisher; Fordyce Farms; Ben Gallup; Clay and Dana Haynes; Haden & Haden Law Firm; Heimer & Associates Inc.; Henderson Implement and Outdoor Power Co.; Dr. Robert E. “Bud” Hertzog; Joan and John Hickman; Bob and Pam Idel; David and Linda Janish; JBS Live Pork; Carol and Kevin Langford; Dr. Ina Linville; Brock Lutz; MFA Oil; Midwest Dairy; Missouri Agribusiness Association; Missouri Beef Industry Council; Missouri Cattlemen’s Association; Missouri Corn Merchandising Council; Missouri Department of Conservation; Missouri Egg Council; Missouri Pork Producers Association; Missouri Ruralist; Missouri State Fair; Earl Niemeyer; Noah’s Ark Veterinary Service, PC; Jim Ollar; Diane Olson; Osage Seed and Chemical LLC; Osborn Barr; Poultry Federation; ProPartners Wealth; Rain and Hail LLC; RIBUS Inc.; University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute for Human Development; Stacy and Mindy Ward.
Players won cash and prizes donated by A. L. Gustin Golf Course; AgriMaxx Wheat; AgriMissouri; Rachel Augustine; Jim and Kathy Berger; Casey’s General Store; Chigger Creek Wood Products; Citizens Bank; Courtyard Marriott; D. Rowe’s Restaurant; Bret Everett and Larry Bertrand; FCS Financial; FCS Financial Crop Insurance; F&H Food Equipment; Fahrmeier Family Farm and Vineyard; GOPO; Wendy Hall; Hart’s Diesel Inc.; Kansas City Marriott Downtown; Kansas City Royals; Lakota Coffee; Lynch Livestock; Kyle Malter; MidwayUSA Foundation; Missouri Pork Association; Missouri State Fair; Mizzou Intercollegiate Athletics; Paradise Point Golf Course; Quite Contrary; Silver Dollar City; Sharon Topliff; Urban Chestnut Brewery; White Mule Winery; Chris Willow; Don Woodson, State Farm Agent.
The Clover Classic committee was led by co-chairs Bob Idel and John Raines, and included Rachel Augustine, Breanne Brammer, Kelli Jo Buettner, Dana Haynes, Doug Kueker, Don Nikodim, Wendy Hall and Chris Willow.
About Missouri 4-H
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for careers tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly 6 million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills.
University of Missouri Extension 4-H connects the technical knowledge of Mizzou to a community of more than 190,000 youths from across Missouri learning about the sciences, leadership, citizenship and skills for life. For nearly 70 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has been managing funds for the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, providing higher education scholarships and recognizing 4-H volunteers.
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Caption: Among those at the 2018 Clover Classic Golf Tournament were, from left, State 4-H Council officers Mackenzie Loesch and Ashlyn Peterson; Truman the Tiger, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart; and State 4-H Council officers Hannah Persell and Holly Hatfield. Credit: Missouri 4-H.