Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen to Host Cattlemen’s Banquet

February 15, 2023

Banquet to raise money for local scholarships; all area cattle producers and friends of the industry invited to attend

Members of the Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen’s Association are raising money for local scholarships and are offering a tasty way for people to help add to the scholarship fund.  The association is hosting a Cattlemen’s Banquet on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at the American Legion building in Palmyra.  The banquet will feature a complete steak dinner.Youth meals will be available for ages 12 and younger at a discounted cost.

The evening will begin with a social hour and trade show at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. In addition to a great meal, a silent auction will be open throughout the evening and a live auction will take place after dinner.  Thirty recipients of the 2023 Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen’s Association scholarship program will also be honored during the banquet.

“The Cattlemen’s Banquet is an opportunity for cattle producers and friends of the industry to enjoy an evening of great food, fun, and fellowship - all while supporting local scholarships and youth leadership programs,” said Dan McCutchan, president of the Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen’s Association. “We encourage everyone in the area to attend, regardless of their involvement in the cattle industry,” McCutchan continued. 

Money raised at the banquet will help fund scholarships for local students with an interest in agriculture. Students may apply for the local scholarships by completing an application for the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation (MCF) scholarship program. Scholarships totaling $32,500 will be awarded to 30 local students for the 2023 academic year, which includes five special scholarships of $1,500 each in memory of Josh Houchins, Troy Disselhorst, Ralph Griesbaum, Ned Daggs and Bob Richter.

These local scholarships offered by Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen are in addition to twenty-eight scholarships awarded statewide by MCF. Applications for next year’s scholarships will be available in July from county cattlemen’s associations, extension offices, and FFA advisors and are due in October.

For more information on the Cattlemen’s Banquet, contact Ken Disselhorst, event chair, at (573) 822-3850.  Scholarship applications for next year may be obtained by contacting the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation at (573) 499-9162.