Local Residents Chosen as Missouri Farm Family for Taney County


Forsyth, Mo. ― Jeramie and Nina Henson and family of Cedarcreek were among the families honored during the 62nd annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 16 at the Missouri State Fair.  Each year, the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state that are active in their communities, involved in agriculture, and/or participate in local outreach and extension programs such as 4-H or FFA.

The Henson family was selected as the Taney County Missouri Farm Family by University of Missouri Extension in Taney County and the local Farm Bureau. The family includes Jeramie and Nina have four children. Their two oldest are grown and beginning their own family farms; Chandy Dees (married to Billy Dees) is a teacher at Branson schools and Trey Henson (married to Mariah Henson) is the owner of T&M Landscaping. Aubrey, graduated from Hollister in 2020.  Paris is a junior and enjoys being a part of the volleyball team. Both girls are leaders in their school district with sports and academics. The newest addition to the Henson family is grand-daughter Treylynn Grace who is already fond of visiting the family farm.

Jeramie and Nina Henson raise their family on a farm located on 292 acres in Cedarcreek,Missouri. Jeramie & Nina are lifelong residents of Taney County. In their marriage of 26 years, they have raised four children on their farm and find the best life lessons are found in the time spent there together. Their cow/calf operation consists of around 95 pair of Red Cross bred and they enjoy the harvesting of approximately 700 bales of hay each year.

Jeramie is the pastor of a recent church plant, Church 3:16, of Forsyth. He has been serving in ministry for the past twelve years in the community and enjoys the deep rooted relationships he has built with the people of this small town. Jeramie enjoys hunting, fishing, riding horses, and spending time with his grandma on the farm. Nina is entering her 8th year at Hollister School District as the elementary principal and loves her time spent supporting teachers and students, while also being able to support her husband in his ministry. She enjoys watching her youngest two play sports, time on the farm riding buggies with family, reading, and friends.

The Hensons find their community within Taney County to be their forever home and couldn’t imagine life without the friends in it. They value and appreciate the support from their family for the love of farming together and count each memory made on their farm a blessing!

The annual event is sponsored by five partner agencies: the Missouri Farm Bureau; the Missouri Department of Agriculture; the Missouri State Fair Commissioners; the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and MU Extension and Engagement.

The event showcases the impact Missouri Farm Families have on the economy and heritage of the state, said Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe. “These families are involved in agriculture activities in their communities and are active participants in local outreach and extension. As the premier showcase for Missouri agriculture, the Missouri State Fair is most certainly the appropriate place to celebrate these families.”