The Cedar County Cattlemen’s Association met Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Land O’ Lakes Youth Fairgrounds in El Dorado Springs. The sponsor for the evening was Missouri Home, Farm & Land Realty, LLC.

Billy Bruce welcomed the members and the invocation was given by Joe Levi. The treasurer’s report was read by Kala Kenney.

In old business, Scott Casey gave an update about the breakout sessions he attended at the Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, Jan. 5-7 in Columbia. Also attending the conference were Tom Bryant, Clay Doeden and Megan Richner.

In new business, the Cedar County Cattlemen’s members were asked to grill the steaks for the customer lunch at the Seedstock Plus Red Sale at United Producers in Humansville on Saturday, March 10.

The deadline for the 2018 Scholarship is April 1. It is open to any high school senior that lives in Cedar County. A board member will address to the El Dorado Springs and Stockton FFA Chapters and hand out applications. This year, the scholarship is open to students attending an out-of-state-college or university. In the past, it was restricted to Missouri schools.

The April membership meeting and banquet will be held Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the meal and meeting starting at 6:30 with the auction to follow. Auction items and door prizes are needed.

The meeting was adjourned.

Billy spoke on behalf of Missouri Home, Farm & Land Realty, LLC. He discussed land values and gave a recap on the 2017 market and discussed the projections for 2018. The agency is a member of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database which allows them to market properties nation-wide, even though they only sell property in Missouri.

LET BUYER AND SELLER BEWARE – Billy Bruce, agent at Missouri Home, Farm & Land Realty, discussed property value in Cedar County with Cedar County Cattlemen. He explained the value of using a trusted real estate agency when buying and selling property.