Annual Farm City Breakfast going virtual this year

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The annual Farm City Breakfast will go on, but in a virtual manner this year. The event, presented by LifeLine Foods, is a fundraiser for scholarships for students going into the agriculture industry and a celebration of our area’s strong ag economy. It will be at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24.

This year the event is free, but it has still raised $25,000 in scholarship funds through event sponsorships. Jay Truitt will talk about post-election effects on agriculture.

Truitt was born in Lamesa, Texas, as a young man his family moved their cattle operation to Vernon County, Missouri. After a short stint with the Missouri Soybean Programs and some campaign work in 1995, he became the Executive Vice President of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and CEO of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Foundation in Columbia, Missouri. During his tenure, MCF built the beautiful Missouri Cattle Industry Headquarters in Columbia—a hallmark to the states leading agriculture enterprise.

In 2000, he replaced Dale Moore as the Senior Lobbyist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and later served as the Vice President for Public Policy for NCBA. Since that time, he has served as the President and CEO of Policy Solutions and Truitt Inc. providing government affairs and political analysis services for over 100 different companies—mostly food and agriculture– in the US.

Registration is required and a Zoom link will be e-mailed before the event for viewing. Go to and click on 16th Annual Farm City Breakfast to register.