Flower-growers Patrick and Mary Bellrose have been picked as the "Farm Family of 2019" in St. Louis County.
The Bellroses, who own Fahr Greenhouse in Wildwood, are being recognized as "an exemplary model of the important role" of farm families.
The greenhouse has been operating since 1950, when the area was known as Pond, and grows up to 1,500 varieties of flowers. The business was started by Dorothy and Leonard Fahr, Mary Bellrose's parents.
The Bellroses will receive the award Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. It is given out by the University of Missouri County Extension Council and the Missouri Farm Bureau.