OSAGE BEACH, MISSOURI (Jan. 9, 2022) - Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe joined cattlemen at the 54th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention. Along with roughly 600 members, he attended the banquet honoring Missouri's cattlemen, women and youth.
Kehoe opened with praises of membership involvement.
"One of the most successful things I've seen at the state capitol from any statewide organization is Cowboys at the Capitol. I know it's not always easy for you to come and take time off, but being there and putting your message out there is very, very important," said Kehoe. "The respect you have at the capitol is second to none."
He said he and his colleagues in Jefferson City, regardless if they represent rural Missouri or urban communities, are trying to protect the state's number one industry. He hopes to accomplish that by empowering the next generation of producers.
"Missouri agriculture has increased from a $88 billion industry to over $90 billion. That just goes to show the strength of our industry and cattlemen are a big part of that," Kehoe said. "I’m a first generation farmer and I wouldn't be where I am today without the support of good people like you."
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