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Harvest kicks off with a Sonny perspective

In September, Central Missouri Agri Service (CMAS) held its traditional har­vest kickoff in Marshall, Mo., with a special guest, formerSonnyPerdue CMASCMAS General Manager John Fletcher, right, introduced area farmers to Sonny Perdue before the former Secretary of Agriculture took the stage. Secretary of Agri­culture Sonny Perdue, addressing the crowd. CMAS general manager John Fletcher said the spirit of the event is to get the farming community face-to-face for an opportunity to meet vendors, talk about the upcoming harvest and enjoy a good meal. “And this year, we included a fun speaker,” said Fletcher. “I got to know Sonny back in the ’80s when we were both on the National Grain and Feed Association board. And we’ve stayed in touch. It’s good to hear from some­one who brings a wide perspective.”

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