Lydia Wagy and her family own land near Brunswick where they have 3,000 pecan trees. This family operation needed an outlet for their produce, which they finally found in Glasgow.

Lydia Wagy and her family own land near Brunswick where they have 3,000 pecan trees. This family operation needed an outlet for their produce, which they finally found in Glasgow.
Missouri Select Family Farms recently opened up a new facility where local farmers are able to seek this produce and market it to local people, including in Boonville.
“This is a huge opportunity. We are excited they will help us get out product to consumers,” Wagy said.
Wagy added that farmers sometimes do not think about the marketing side of the businesses, especially when dealing with specialty crops. She said that Missouri Select Family Farms allows for her business to thrive.
Missouri Select Family Farms General Manager Candi Ryals said Missouri Select offers locally grown products that includes meats.
“We have producers and growers who are members of our business,” Ryals said. “We have a farm safety plan that everyone has to go through. There are chemicals that farmers cannot use. We want the produce to be as close to organic as possible.”
Ryals said that animals have to be grass-fed.
“Everything is local and natural,” she said.
Because of the success of the business, a new property was obtained. To mark this momentous occasion, a ribbon cutting was held with officials from the United States Department of Agricutlure and individuals from Rep. Vicky Hartzler and Sen. Blunt’s office coming for the momentous occasion on Thursday morning.
During the occasion USDA Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning announced a $97,000 Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan to Missouri Select Family Farms, LLC to purchase equipment to assist in the processing and distribution of their locally grown foods.
"Missouri Select Family Farms is certainly the definition of a community asset. By having a platform for producers to distribute their products, they are providing a great service to the region," Dunning said. "Anytime opportunities can be created for agricultural producers to expand their businesses, it leads to a positive impact on the economy. Rural Development is proud to be a partner."
The new facility, just outside the Glasgow city limits, is located right off of Highway 87 before visitors enter the city.
Missouri Select Family Farms, LLC will be providing opportunities for local vegetable, fruit and livestock producers to market and distribute their products. Upon completion of this project, Missouri Select Family Farms expects to employ approximately 13 people.
Ryals added that there is much room for expansion as well.
While individuals are able to shop in the store or have the produce delivered.
In the spring, the business will be selling locally grown plants.