Third-year student R.J. Stockman will welcome visitors to the 2013 Missouri Minority and Limited Resource Farmers’ Conference held at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., on March 15.
Stockman is appearing in his capacity as deputy counsel of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, a position he will assume when he graduates in May. He was invited to speak on behalf of the department by Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler.
Stockman has served as the farm manager for Stockman Farms, a major row crop operation which also has 100 cattle, for the last four years. During his welcome, he will discuss his experience as a minority farmer and will identify state and national programs that are available to minority and disadvantaged farmers.