February 11, 2016

State Fair to feature visit from Deputy Agriculture Secretary

Governor Jay Nixon was not at the opening day of the Missouri State Fair, instead spending time in Michigan touting the state’s automotive industry and in southern Missouri visiting with those impacted by flooding there.

Missouri Director of Agriculture Jon Hagler.

Missouri Director of Agriculture Jon Hagler.

Hagler says the Governor will be at the Fair on Thursday, the day of the Governor’s Ham Breakfast, with a special guest from Washington D.C., Michael Scuse.

“The current, Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture is going to be here … he’s also over exports and will talk about the strength of that.”

Hagler says there is good cooperation between the state Agriculture Department and its federal counterpart.

Nixon is also expected to be at the Fair on Wednesday during the Show-Me Bluegrass Festival.