Laura Nothdurft, Cape Girardeau, 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 Nothdurft with a plaque during a Monday morning breakfast sponsored by the P&E Program. While on the committee, Nothdurft represented District 6 in the southeast 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.

Nothdurft earned her bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and a master’s in secondary administration. She is a former high school agriculture teacher and currently works as the youth minister coordinator for Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville. She and her husband, Jeremie, also raise corn, soybeans, wheat and beef cattle. The couple has two daughters.

Nothdurft serves on the Cape Girardeau County Farm Bureau and has been a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. She and her husband are past winners of the Missouri Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award. She is an active member of the Zion United Methodist Church and volunteers with CommonGround. In 2016, the Nothdurft family was named Missouri State Fair Farm Family from Cape Girardeau County.