SEDALIA, Mo. — The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association is expecting more than 500 people to attend their 15th annual Cattlemen’s Steak Fry. The event honors past MCA presidents and raises funds for the associations Political Action Committee.
This year the event is set for June 9, 2018, in the Agriculture Building located on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri.
‘This is a fun event with an important purpose. Participants take time to recognize the efforts of the association’s past presidents and also raise significant funds for the PAC,” MCA Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee Chair Jimmie Long said, adding that last year’s event raised more than $50,000. “We open this event to the public and expect more than 500 people to attend.”
The event has grown substantially in the last few years, according to Long who himself is a past president of the MCA. He attributes the success to the growing awareness that it takes money to ensure candidates who understand and value Missouri agriculture are elected in the state.
“Unfortunately, money matters in politics. It takes money to win elections and we want to make certain that people are elected who will ensure agriculture remains the top economic driver in this state,” said Long.
The event previously took place during the week and in a smaller venue.
“We moved the event to a larger venue and to a Saturday. It worked very well, so we are continuing down that road.”
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