Harry Thompson Elected to Missouri Farm Bureau Board
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Harry Thompson, a farmer from Lohman, Mo., was elected to a 2-year term on the Missouri Farm Bureau board of directors at the organization’s 96th annual meeting December 7 at the Lake of the Ozarks. Thompson represents District 3 in the east central area of the state. He replaces Paul LePage of Jefferson City who retired from the board.
Thompson is part of a fifth generation of family members involved in the farm operation which include two brothers, Mark and Richard Thompson. The farm consists of 1,600 acres in a diversified operation that includes row crops and a 200-head cow/calf herd.
He has been a Farm Bureau member for 37 years, 22 of them serving as Cole County Farm Bureau president. As county president, Thompson led the county to seven national American Farm Bureau Federation awards and he is a 3-time national Farmer Idea winner. He has served on a number of Missouri Farm Bureau state committees.
Other organizations on which Thompson has served include Cole County Extension, as president, MFA, Inc., as a board member, the Strategic Task Force Committee 2000 for Cole County, and Alpha Gamma Rho. He is a University of Missouri alumnus and has been named on the University of Missouri Extension Honor Roll.
Thompson and his wife, Jana, have two grown children, Courtney Gard and Ben Thompson, and one granddaughter.
For a photo of Harry Thompson, click on the link below and click on “Board of Directors” under Photo Image Galleries. Look for the file Thompson-Harry.