SIKESTON -- Since being appointed as the Missouri Department of Agriculture director in 2009, Dr. Jon Hagler has spent a lot of time in Southeast Missouri.
The spring 2011 flooding which led to the Bird's Point Levee Breach, in addition to this year's drought, have brought him to the area several times in the past year and a half. "I kind of feel like we are next of kin right now," he said.
Hagler was the featured speaker at Thursday's monthly luncheon of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce.
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