Jefferson City, MO, May 15, 2012 -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon joined Missouri USDA Service Center Agencies’ leaders in signing a proclamation recognizing USDA’s 150th Anniversary. During the event, Governor Nixon acknowledged the importance of agriculture on the State’s economy and recognized the USDA Agencies for their work in assisting Missouri residents. Governor Nixon also applauded the Agencies for their stellar performance in handling the disasters that have stricken the State, such as last year’s Missouri and Mississippi River floods.
Joining Governor Nixon in his office for the proclamation presentation were Eddie Hamill, state executive director, Farm Service Agency; Jon Hagler, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture; J.R. Flores, state conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Governor Jay Nixon; Janie Dunning, state director, Rural Development; and Bob Garino, director, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Missouri Field Office.
A copy of the signed proclamation can be seen here: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/SupportDocuments/MO-150thProclamation.pdf
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