Bill Messick, of Marshfield, has been appointed to Missouri Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education (P&E) Committee.

He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri in 1974 and retired after 42 years from a mixed animal veterinary practice. He is also a U.S. Army veteran. Messick farms 150 acres, hay and pasture, for a cow-calf operation. He and his wife, Judy, have four grown children.

Messick serves on the Wayne County Farm Bureau board as promotion and education committee chair and is involved with the Webster County Extension Council and Webster County Baptist Association. He is also a member of the Missouri Guernsey Breeders’ Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. The Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce named him 2019 Marshfieldian of the Year and in 2015 he received the Mizzou Alumni Association Alumni Legacy Award.

Messick’s appointment to the P&E committee was made at Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual meeting December 9 at the Lake of the Ozarks. He represents District 7 in the southwest area of the state. As a member of the 10-person committee, he will help develop, implement and evaluate projects and programs that promote agriculture.