Sarcoxie’s Parrigon selected for 4-H Best of Show Exhibit at Missouri State Fair


SEDALIA, Mo. – Emma Parrigon of Sarcoxie in Jasper County had her foods project “A day at the beach basket” selected for a Best of Show award in 4-H Building at the Missouri State Fair. Exhibits were selected from nine categories: Healthy Living, Shooting Sports, Plant and Animal Science, Communication and Expressive Arts, Leadership and Personal Development, Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources, Engineering and Technology, Exploring 4-H, and Self-Determined. All exhibits in the 4-H Building have received blue ribbons at the local level before being showcased at the Missouri State Fair.

More than 55,000 members strong, Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow – making a real difference in their community, country and world.

4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri and the nation’s Cooperative Extension System.  For more information on Missouri 4-H, visit

For more information about the University of Missouri Extension 4-H program, contact Sarah Townley at the Jasper County Extension Center at 417-358-2158 or