Missouri Beef Queen- Madeline PayneHey, y'all! My name is Madeline Payne and I am from Halfway, MO. I am honored to be serving as your 2022 Missouri Beef Queen! I am the daughter of Kenton and Alisha Payne. I have two younger siblings Mayce (16) and Michaela (10). In high school I was in Student Council, FFA at the Area and Chapter Level, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honors Society, and Varsity Softball just to name a few. For each of these clubs, I was honored to serve my senior year as either President, Co-Chairman, or Team Captain. I currently am attending MSU to obtain a degree in either Agriculture Education or Communications. At MSU I am serving as co-president of the Agronomy Club and am involved in Collegiate FFA (Secretary), MSU Cattlemen’s, and an on-campus ministry group called Chi Alpha, through which I will serve as a Bible Study group leader next fall. In my free time I like doing anything outdoors from doing chores and riding horses, to hunting and hiking. I also love spending quality time with family and friends and attending church events with Chi Alpha and James River Church.
Aside from all of these things, I am especially excited to be serving as your Missouri Beef Queen this year! I want thank each of you for giving me this opportunity because without you this would not be a reality. So far we have started the very first Missouri Beef Queen Instagram page where we have been better able to reach a younger generation in hopes of recruiting new members to the Junior Cattlemen’s Association! Youth recruitment is my biggest goal for this year because we NEED more youth involvement to ensure the continuation and strength of the Missouri Beef Industry. With that being said I cannot wait to see what else this year has in store for not only us as beef producers but for the Missouri Agriculture Community as a whole!