Missouri Cattlemen's Leadership College
Class of 2022












Kurt Fansler

Kurt and his family have a cow/calf operation in northern Callaway County and the kids show and retain heifers each year. The Fanslers appreciate being part of MO Beef MO Kids meat donations to their local schools. Kurt is a recently retired firefighter/paramedic, active FFA supporter and involved in many other community activities. 

Auxvasse, MO

Sponsored By: 

Callaway-Montgomery Cattlemen's Association

Lane Groce

Lane was born and raised in Laclede County on a commercial cow/calf operation and graduated from the University of Missouri. Lane spent time in Nebraska on a feedlot and large cow/calf operation before returning to the Show-Me State where he now works for MFA as a Livestock Key Account Manager.

Lebanon, MO

Sponsored By:

MFA, Inc.


CarrieLee Holliday

CarrieLee is a fifth generation commercial cow/calf producer from Salem. She is currently pursuing an accelerated Masters degree in agriculture with an emphasis in cow/calf production from Missouri State University.

Salem, MO

Sponsored By:

MSU Cattlemen's Association

Dent Phelps Cattlemen's Association

Mike Klem


Ethan McNeill

Ethan was born and raised on a cow/calf operation in O'Fallon that raised purebred Herefords and sold locker beef directly to consumers around the St. Louis area. He now lives and works in Paris as a commercial loan officer at TPNB Bank where he works directly with beef producers and their operations. In 2020, he bought his own farm and started his commercial cowherd under the name Money Pit Farms.

Paris, MO

Sponsored By: 

Monroe-Shelby County Cattlemen's Association

TPNB Bank

Samantha Schnake

Samantha is from Lawrence County where she helps her family run a cow/calf and backgrounding operation. She currently works for Show Me Genetics in Strafford as a laboratory technician.

Stotts City, MO

Sponsored By:

Southwest Cattlemen's Association


Lucy Schnitker

Lucy is from Northeast Missouri where she and her sister are the fourth generation on their family's farm. Their farm consists of a commercial cow/calf operation and diversified row crops. Lucy currently attends the University of Missouri and enjoys running, playing cards, and serving as an officer in Collegiate CattleWomen.

Middletown, MO

Sponsored By:


Paul Stark

Paul is a sixth generation cattle producer from Cass County. His family's cow/calf cattle ranch was founded in Cleveland, MO in 1856. After earning a degree in Animal Science at Missouri State University, he began working for Merck Animal Health as a Clinical Associate.

Cleveland, MO

Sponsored By: 

Hawthorn Bank

Roach & Associates

Star Krest Veterinary Clinic

Raysha Tate

Raysha was raised on her family's cattle farm in North Central Missouri. After attaining degrees in Ag Business and Animal Science from Missouri State University, she moved to St. Clair County where she is an active member and on the board of directors for the local affiliate.

Appleton City, MO

Sponsored By:

St. Clair County Cattlemen's Association

2022 Sessions

Session 1: 

County Leadership Conference

March 7 & 8

Columbia and Jefferson City, MO

Session 2: 

Agribusiness Tour

May 19-21

Cattlemen's Steak Fry

June 11

Sedalia, MO

Session 3: 

Beef Industry Tour

September 15-17

Session 4: 

Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show

January 6-8, 2023

Missouri Cattlemen's Leadership College is fully funded thanks to Merck Animal Health

and multiple student tuition sponsors!