Missouri FFA is 25,920 members strong —and growing! FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet the challenges of feeding a growing population by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways through their experiences in agricultural education. Today's FFA members are future biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs! Thanks for helping us pave the way to being tomorrow's leaders.

Upcoming Events
Feb 24-26 Western Farms Show - Kansas City
Feb 18-25 National FFA Week
Mar 1 HYMAX Application Due
Mar 1 HYPE Application Due


Since 2004, FCS Financial has provided $464,000 to Missouri high school seniors seeking higher education. Up to 35 scholarships, each at $1,500 will be awarded to children or grandchildren of FCS Financial members. The scholarship deadline is March 1 and recipients will be notified in April.

Applicants must be a graduating senior at a Missouri high school, a child or grandchild of an FCS Financial member, and attain a 2.5 or higher GPA, an ACT score of at least 26 orrank in the top 20 percent of their senior class. The scholarship applicants are then judged by a non-partisan committee on leadership roles, work experience, community involvement and essays.

Apply online at www.myfcsfinancial.com. Click on Scholarships at the top of the web page. Relatives of FCS Financial board members or employees are not eligible.

FCS Financial serves 102 counties through 21 offices in Missouri. FCS Financial is a member of the Farm Credit System. The system is a nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions that provides credit and financial services to farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses. With 100 years of agricultural lending experience, the Farm Credit System is the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States.

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Applicant's FFA chapter must have a local FFA Alumni Chapter that is affiliated with the State FFA Alumni Association. Online ONE applicant per local FFA Alumni Chapter may apply. The applicant must be able to attend an oral interview to be conducted Thursday afternoon/evening of the State FFA Convention. The applicant must be a Freshman, Sophomore or Junior in high school. The applicant must be a current FFA member in good standing with the local FFA chapter and State FFA Association.

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National Record High number of American FFA Degrees by a state - 466 recipients

National FFA Chapter Activities Competition:

    10 Chapters received the highest rating awarded - 3 Star - (Ashland, Boonville, Centralia, Paris, Marshall, Seymour, Sherwood, South Shelby, Troy and Union)

    1 Chapter (Marshall FFA) was recognized as Top Ten Chapters in the Nation in the National Chapter Award Program.

Career Development Events Summary:

  • 12 of 20 teams/individuals received Gold rating
    • Agricultural Issues Forum – Paris – 4th Place
    • Agricultural Mechanics – North Shelby – 5th place
    • Agronomy – Pleasant Hope – 3rd  place
    • Dairy Cattle Evaluation – Ozark – 9th place
    • Dairy Foods – Wheatland – 4th place
    • Floriculture – Owensville – 4th place
    • Forestry – Miller -- 4th place –
    • Horse Evaluation – Ozark – 6th place
    • Livestock Evaluation – Princeton – 6th place
    • Nursery/Landscape – North Callaway - 5th place
    • Parliamentary Procedure – Linn – 2nd place
    • Poultry – McDonald County  – 6th place
  • 8 members placed in the Top 10 Individuals in their respective CDE 
  • 50 of 74 individuals received Gold rankings (approx. Top 10% of CDE)

Agriscience Fair:

  • 17 out of 24 agriscience fair projects placed in the top fifteen in the nation.
  • 12 of the 17 received a Gold Rating and four placed in the top three.
  • Brittany Stewart and Chloe Momphard – Troy -- 2nd in Animial Systems Division 4
  • Cordell Cooper and Jordan Miller – Carrollton—3rd in Environmental Services Division 3
  • Hannah Noblitt and Jacob Noblitt – Bolivar – 3rd in Food Products Division 4
  • Isaiah Massey and Natalie Loeffler – Troy – 3rd in Social System Division 3

Proficiency Awards: 6 National Finalists, of which one named National Winner

  • Agricultural Communications – Olivia Loges – Sweet Springs -- Finalist
  • Agricultural Mechanics Repair/Maintenance – Cody Weisz – Norborne - Finalist
  • Agricultural Services – Matt Stafford – Milan – Finalist
  • Agriscience Research – Integrated Systems – Tanner Blakemore – Walnut Grove – Finalist
  • Beef Production Entrepreneurship – Jera Pipkin – Republic -- Finalist – won International Trip to Ireland
  • Beef Production Placement – Zach Ayers – Green City – Finalist – won international trip to Ireland
  • Diversified Horticulture – Courtney Timm – Boonville – Finalist
  • Food Science & Technology – Violet Brunkhorst – Warrenton -- Finalist
  • Sheep Production – Brant Francis – Paris – National Winner

National FFA Band – 10 of approximately 100 members selected nationally
National FFA Chorus – 8 of approximately 75 members selected nationally
National FFA Talent Performers - 4 selected nationally

Honorary American FFA Degree: 12 recipients

    Richard Fordyce, MO Department of Agriculture; E.H. Hirschvogel, Jamestown; Marlowe Schlegel, Columbia; Dan Swearengen, College of Ozarks; Jeremy Whistance, University of Missouri, Teresa Briscoe, Paris; Jason Dieckhoff, Harrisonville; Crystal Hardy, Lincoln; Nathan Hardy, Green Ridge; Nicki Honan, West Nodaway; Macae McKinley, LaMonte; Jarred Sayre, Milan; Sara Wyant, Camdenton.     

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