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Agriculture Leaders Throughout Missouri Visit Chillicothe
C-T 07 19 17

Agricultural leaders from throughout Missouri were in Chillicothe Saturday as part of Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow. Their stop was at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center, named for Congressman Jerry Litton, who died in a plane crash in 1976.

The group was met at the Litton Ag Education building by Mayor Chuck Haney, Ed Turner, Bonnie Mitchell, E.L. Reed, Bill Jackson (Brunswick), Kristi Wyatt (Kansas City), Ron Wolf, and others who knew Jerry Litton. The local delegation shared their memories of Litton with the ALOT guests. "These are the people who knew him best," said ALOT Executive Director Kristin Peery. Years ago, Litton's mother, Mildred would meet with ALOT participants, Perry said. The Chillicothe visit was designed for participants to learn more about Litton and his leadership abilities. Those taking part in ALOT had been given a biography of Jerry Litton and were somewhat familiar with him prior to Saturday. Part of the day was set aside to watch a video about Litton and study some of his agriculture-related ideas. "What's amazing about that is the issues that show up in the video about Jerry are the same issues facing agriculture today," Perry said. "What an advocate for agriculture he was."

C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley

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