Chery Fricke, Hermann, was recognized for two years of service on Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education (P&E) Committee during the 105th Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) annual meeting December 9 at Lake of the Ozarks.

Blake Hurst, MOFB president, presented Fricke with a plaque during a Monday morning breakfast sponsored by the P&E Program. While on the committee, Fricke represented District 5 in the east-central area of the state. As a member of the 10-person state committee, she helped develop, implement and evaluate programs promoting agriculture and strengthening Farm Bureau.

Fricke and her husband, Brad, are owners of Triple F Farms and Triple F Trucking. In addition to farming, she is a housewife and bookkeeper for their businesses. She earned a degree from The Fashion & Art Institute of Dallas, Texas, and in the past has been the owner and/or operator of Fricke Studios, Fricke Apartments and Frene Valley Healthcare Facilities.

The Frickes, along with their daughter and son-in-law, are a traditional farm family with everyone involved in the operation. Their farm and home near Swiss has been in the family since the early 1950s. They row-crop, raise Simmental cattle using a rotational grazing system and have one of the largest solar power systems in Missouri. In addition, their trucking company hauls their own grain, along with that of local area farmers and elevators.

Fricke has served on the Gasconade County Farm Bureau board since 2005 and as chairman of the county’s P&E Committee since 2010. She is an active member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Simmental Association, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Soybean Association, and is secretary and board member of the Gasconade County Republican Committee.