Drumm Farm Drumm Beats

August 2015 
In this issue:
Education Program Update
What I did this summer
Drumm Golf Classics
Our Commitment to Kids
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Drumm Farm Market is open Saturdays 

We have zucchini, tomatoes, pies, melons, kale, onions, turnips, apple cider, jams and jellies, fresh breads and cinnamon rolls, pork, lamb, and of course eggs!

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2015 Dinner Benefactors:



Carman and Tom Duvall


Drumm Farm Wish List:
Oftentimes we receive calls or inquiries about things we might need at Drumm. If you or someone you know is interested, here are some items from our wish list:
  • Stainless steel tables for the kitchen and greenhouse
  • Freezer units for processed meats
  • Lexan food storage containers for produce
  • Laptops for our computer lab

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As the summer of 2015 winds down, Drumm Farm is buzzing with activity. This month foundations were poured for two new houses, the Drumm Farm Market building was completed, and kids participated in our first annual Brainfit Camp here on the campus.

By early 2016, two new families will be selected to turn the new houses into homes for six to eight children. Later this fall, the Market will be open some weekday evenings (and throughout the year) selling eggs, canned items, pork, lamb, breads and much more. And Brainfit is a fun and exciting part of Drumm's Educational Support Program aimed at improving the educational success of kids.

All this activity illustrates our vision: helping children by providing programs and services that support family environments, emotional and physical well-being, educational opportunities, and personal growth.

We invite you to follow us on Facebook and share in the joy of Drumm Farm; thank you for your support and encouragement.
Best regards, 
Brad Smith
Executive Director
Drumm Farm Center for Children, Inc


The Education Support Program is super excited to have been a part of the first Brainfit Summer Enrichment Day Camp. Brainfit integrates all threads of Drumm Farm interweaving education support, counseling and farming programs to enhance science and character building classes and transitions.

Students participated in classes such as Insects and Bugs on the Farm, Rocks and Minerals, Missouri Mammals, Kids in the Kitchen, and Drumm Designer Art Classes.

Curriculum was developed through partnerships with the 4-H and the University of Missouri Extension Center and Missouri Department of Conservation in collaboration with Education Support from Drumm.

Each camp day began and ended with Teambuilding activities to promote community building among students and staff. All Drumm Farm Staff was featured to speak about their role at Drumm Farm for daily Friends of Drumm talks.

Our goal was to have Brainfit be an anchor memory for all students participating in camp, and it was a great success. Looking forward to next year!


~ Molly ~
This summer I got to go Crossway Sports camp.  It was fun.  I got to learn how to play ballyball (volleyball), Basketball, Football and Soccer.  It was really cool because the guy that taught me about soccer was a real player from the comets.

~ Santos ~
I just came back from 10 days of Boy Scout's camp at Bartle.  It was my and Kody's first year.  I had a great time and earned all 7 of my merit badges.  There were lots of copperheads and it was hot but other than that I had a great time.  It was also fun seeing my brother Danny get his Foxman.  I am excited to return so that I can be part of the Mic-0-Say tribe.

~ Levi ~
This summer I went to Camp Wood YMCA for two weeks. It was fun because we got to play gaga ball. We also got to play other sports like soccer, basketball, rugby, football and more. At the end of camp we had a big dance party and we got our faces painted. It was my first time at summer camp and I can't wait until next year!

~ Avausse ~
In July I got to go to Camp Wood. At Camp Wood I was trained to be a CIT (Counselor in Training) which is basically learning how to deal with different types of children ,and also how to deal with different situations that a camper might bring up or things they might say and do. I also got to live in a cabin with younger campers and had to learn the schedule they lived by to get them to every activity! Most of all, I learned how to treat my teammates with respect and other staff around me as equals to build a better camp for campers. 

7th Annual Drumm Run
  The 7th Annual Drumm Run was held on July 18 at Unity Village. The rain may have kept some runners away but it didn't slow those who attended down. In fact, our very own Djemarley Occelin won the 5K for the second year in a row! Congratulations Djemarley and thank you to all the runners and volunteers along with this year's sponsors: Genesys Systems Integrator, Quesada World Collection, Sloan Insurance Agency, Millergroup, Control Printing Group, CBIZ, HX Delivery, Airgas and B&D Automotive of Florida!



14th Annual Drumm Farm Golf ClassicBecause of friends like EMC Corporation and Crossroads Financial Management and the popularity of our golf classic each year we decided to have two! The EMC Golf Classic will be held on Wednesday, October 7 and the Crossroads Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, October 8. 

If you are interested in sponsoring either tournament please let us know. Email Brad.Smith@drummfarm.org, Lisa.Moorhouse@drummfarm.org or call 816.373.3434.

Forward Motion For Foster Families Charity Poker Run
Saturday, October 3

If you are interested in in sponsoring, riding or volunteering email Lisa.Moorhouse@drummfarm.org.


Here at Drumm Farm Center for Children, we are committed to helping foster children reach their goals in healthy & effective ways. We work to cut down the time that kids are in care by offering high-quality, consistent counseling and educational services, highly trained and experienced licensed foster parents, and a network of community supports dedicated to helping achieve individual success for each child.

Contact Us to see how you can be a part of the great things happening here at 

Drumm Farm Center for Children!

Drumm Farm Center for Children is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.