Senator Mike Parson was introduced to the Missouri Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Monday, Dec. 5, at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach as the next Lieutenant Governor of Missouri. To a warm reception, Parson spoke of the need for more resources and opportunity for agriculture in order to support the future of Missouri’s number one industry.

“It’s about the next generation of farmers and ranchers”, Parson told a crowded hall of Farm Bureau members. “Agriculture is the backbone of our state. People are sick and tired of the overreach of the federal government into our lives,” he said.

Speaking about his own general election campaign,  Parson said, “I was told over and over I couldn’t win and each time I was told we wouldn’t, I got up earlier and worked longer the next day… I ran a campaign for the many, not the money”. On his priorities as Lt. Governor, Parson said, “I look forward to working on a daily basis with agriculture groups across this state to maintain and advance our number one industry.”

Missouri Farm Bureau works to improve the quality of life for all Missourians, particularly farmers and has a local office in every county. Parson will be sworn in Jan. 9 as Missouri’s 47th Lieutenant Governor.