On Thursday, August 4th, Congressman Smith visited Oberle Meats in Ste. Genevieve as part of his Farm Tour. Since 1870, six generations of Oberles have been making sausage in Ste. Genevieve.
On Wednesday, August 3rd, Congressman Smith visited 4M Vineyards in St. James as part of his Farm Tour. 4M Vineyards started as a high school FFA project and has grown into one of the largest producers of Concord table grapes in the United States.
On Wednesday, August 3rd, Congressman Smith visited Westover Farms in Steelville as part of his Farm Tour. People visit Westover Farms from all over the Midwest to fly fish trout, relax and get away.
On Wednesday, August 3rd, Congressman Smith visited Country Fish Farm in Salem as part of his Farm Tour. Smith along with Missouri State Senator Eric Schmitt viewed the fish farm operations and spoke with owner Tonie Cahill and her husband Brian about the fish farming industry and the issues they are facing.
On Wednesday, August 3rd, Congressman Jason Smith visited Harper's Sawmill in Summersville as part of his Farm Tour. Owner of Harper's Sawmill Ron Harper has been in the logging business since 1982. They make railroad ties, wood flooring, clean chips for paper, wood mulch for landscaping and sawdust that is used by charcoal plants.
On Tuesday, August 2nd, Congressman Smith visited Mark Twain Forest Products Company in Centerville as part of his annual Farm Tour. The forest products industry is one of the largest employers in Missouri and the vast majority of wood production is in the Eighth District. Mark Twain Forest Products in Reynolds County produces specialized wood products for a wide variety of industries.
On Tuesday, August 2nd, Congressman Smith visited Marler Farms in Lodi as part of his Farm Tour. Congressman Smith met with owners Steve and Cassie Marler and their daughters Jenna and Carli about the farming and timber industries and the issues they are facing.
On Tuesday, August 2nd, Congressman Smith visited H.W. Winchester's Farm in Advance as part of his Farm Tour. H.W. Winchester served in World War II and now, at age 90, is the oldest farmer in Bollinger County.
On Monday, August 1st, Congressman Smith visited Aufdenberg Polled Hereford Cattle Farm in Jackson as part of his Farm Tour. Darryl Aufdenberg raises beautiful Hereford cattle in Cape Girardeau County.
On Monday, August 1st, Congressman Smith visited Brixey Dairy Farm in Norwood as part of his Farm Tour. James Brixey and his wife Jana took over Brixey Dairy from his parents in 1997 after they had been milking for about 10 years. Brixey milks about 60-75 head of Jersey cows.