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2017 Missouri 3-Star Chapters

Missouri is home to 23 chapters that received the highest
chapter rating awarded, which is 3 Star.

  • Ashland
  • Aurora
  • Boonville
  • Brookfield
  • Bucklin
  • Centralia
  • Chillicothe
  • Higbee
  • Marshall
  • Monroe City
  • New Franklin
  • Paris
  • Salisbury
  • Sarcoxie
  • Seneca
  • Seymour
  • Sherwood
  • Sweet Springs
  • Tipton
  • Trenton
  • Troy
  • Union
  • West Plains
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Paris FFA Named 2017 National Premier Chapter: Growing Leaders Winner

The Paris FFA Chapter from Missouri has been named the 2017 National Premier Chapter: Growing Leaders winner at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.
During “Beef Up Reading,” Paris FFA encouraged elementary students to get excited about reading. They challenged elementary students to read and log more than 95,000 minutes of reading in a month. FFA members visited classrooms to motivate the students and share about the importance of reading. The chapter even got parents involved by hosting a free barbecue brisket dinner for all students, parents and teachers during the Title I Reading Night. FFA members enjoyed setting goals and helping the elementary students to reach them to reinforce the importance of reading.
Chapters eligible to compete for the National Premier Chapter: Growing Leaders award demonstrate competency in doing innovative things or taking traditional concepts and applying a creative twist in the growing leaders division of the chapter’s Program of Activities. Ten three-star chapters competed in a presentation and interview process for the top honor during this year’s national convention. Paris FFA received a plaque in an onstage ceremony during the convention’s second general session on Thursday, Oct. 26.
The National Chapter Award program is sponsored by John Deere.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.
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10 Missouri FFA Members Named National Proficiency Finalists

Participants in the National FFA Agricultural Proficiency Awards program receive a rating of National Finalist, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Participant or Disqualified. Four “National Finalists” are selected for each of the award areas and go on to compete for a national proficiency award.

Missouri's National Finalists
  • Ag Communications – Mariah Fox – Trenton
  • Ag Sales – Placement – William Davis – Mexico
  • Beef Production Entrepreneurship –Cole Diggins – Bronaugh
  • Dairy Production Entrepreneurship –Ashton Atteberry – Conway
  • Diversified Crop Production – Entrepreneurship – Luke Henneke – Linn
  • Diversified Crop Production – Placement – Derek Stimpson – Trenton
  • Diversified Horticulture – Morgan LaBoube – Hermann
  • Grain Production – Entrepreneurship – Matthew Gastler – Audrain Co. R-VI
  • Outdoor Recreation – Jacob Blank – Richland
  • Specialty Animal Production — Derek Anderson – Paris
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2017 National FFA Convention Highlights

National FFA Band
  • 15 of approximately 100 members selected nationally:
  • Allison Binder, Salisbury
  • Trace Chambers, Fayette
  • Cathryn Denny, Carl Junction
  • Walker Easley, Orrick
  • Noah Findling, Kirksville
  • Fayne Hamilton, South Harrison
  • Emma Ricketts, Salisbury
  • Mardee Sadowsky, North Harrison
  • Natalie Schaeffer, Cameron
  • Avery Shultz, Memphis
  • Olivia Sloan, Salisbury
  • Jessica Spencer, Pierce City
  • Luke Vaughn, Marceline
  • Jacob Wilson, Gallatin
  • Koltan York, Crocker
National FFA Chorus
  • 5 of approximately 75 members selected nationally:
  • Felicity Bruegel, Seneca
  • Emalee Flatness, Willard
  • Trenton Gabriel, Worth County
  • Colin Joesting, Tarkio
  • Chloe Moss, Crocker
National FFA Talent Performers
  • 3 selected nationally:
  • Amber Chapman, Paris
  • Maggie Frakes, Portageville
  • Bailey Wilkinson, Vienna
Honorary American FFA Degree
  • 13 recipients
  • Don Koonce, Holts Summit
  • Robin Horstmeier, O’Fallon
  • Ted Probert, Mansfield
  • Halbert Smith, Gainesville
  • Stan Adler, Warsaw
  • Zach Crews, Slater
  • Brandon Duff, Carthage
  • Randy Lightfoot, Fair Play
  • Susan Marsh, Atlanta
  • Joe Moore, Exeter
  • Chuck Reece, Butler
  • Stephen Schniedermeyer, Nodaway-Holt
  • A.J. Wingard, Pleasant Hill
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2017 National Agriscience Fair – Missouri Results

14 out of 20 agriscience fair projects placed in the top twelve in the nation.

8 of 14 received a gold rating and placed in the top 5 in the nation

  • Lela Bryant & Makayla Bryant – Troy – 5th in Animal Systems Division 4
  • Daryin Sharp & Jacob Shelenhamer – Bolivar – 3rd in Animal Systems Division 6
  • Jenna Hahn & Collin Nichols – Troy – 4th in Environmental Services Division 6
  • Joy Sparks & Tommi Magnall – Farmington – 4th in Environmental Services Division 6
  • Tyler Bean & Grace Miller – Walnut Grove – 5th in Food Products Division 6
  • Jacob Maclean & Abbigail French – Troy – 3rd in Plant Systems Division 4
  • Andrew Littlefield – Cassville – 5th in Social Systems Division 3
  • Alexandria Lock & Andrea Lock – 3rd in Social Systems Division 6
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Missouri CDE Achievements

In Career Development Events, 12 of 20 teams representing Missouri received a GOLD rating. Thirteen members placed in the Top 10 Individuals in their respective CDE. Also, 47 of 74 individuals received GOLD rankings, placing them in approximately the top 10 percent of the CDE.

Career Development Events Summary

12 of 20 teams/individuals received Gold rating

13 members placed in the Top 10 Individuals in their respective CDE

  • Agricultural Sales — Paris – 2nd Place
    • Regan Ragsdale – 3rd High
    • LIzzy Vitt – 4th High Individuals
  • Agricultural Mechanics – North Shelby – 3rd Place
  • Agronomy – North Shelby – 4th Place
  • Diary Cattle Evaluation – Monett – 3rd Place
    • Lora Wright – 4th High Individual
  • Dairy Foods – Fair Play – 1st Place
    • Sumona Khodyrke – 6th High
    • Lexie Simpson – 7th High
    • Kenzie Clark – 8th High Individuals
  • Farm Management – Fatima – 2nd Place
    • Leon Koenigsfeld – 1st High
    • Ben Luebbering – 4th High Individuals
  • Floriculture – Marshfield – 2nd Place
    • Nikki Briddle – 7th High Individual
  • Horse Evaluation – Columbia – 6th Place
  • Meat Evaluation – Trenton – 5th Place
  • Nursery/Landscape – Hamilton – 1st Place
    • Andrew Ernat – 1st High
    • Clayton Cook – 9th High Individuals
  • Parliamentary Procedure – Eldon – 2nd Place
  • Poultry – Columbia – 6th Place
    • Emily Wawrzyniak – 9th High Individual

 

47 of 74 individuals received Gold rankings (approximately top 10 percent of the CDE)

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Marshall FFA Named 2017 National Model of Excellence Winner

The Marshall FFA Chapter from Missouri has been named the 2017 National FFA Model of Excellence winner at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.
To encourage students interested in agricultural construction careers, Marshall FFA organized “Welding Our Future Together.” This included a welding workshop, a tour of Missouri Welding Institute and tutoring for the scholarship competition. During the workshop, FFA members received guided practice on industry welds from a trade school instructor. In addition to this activity, the chapter also conducts activities such as a kindness campaign, “I Believe” packages and coloring for agriculture.
High school chapters that received high three-star ratings during judging in the summer are eligible to compete for the Model of Excellence award, the highest honor awarded to a high school FFA chapter by the National FFA Organization. Ten FFA chapters competed in a presentation and interview process for the top honor during this year’s national convention. Marshall FFA received a plaque in an onstage ceremony during the convention’s second general session on Thursday, Oct. 26.
The National Chapter Award program is sponsored by John Deere.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.
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2017 National Chapter Awards

The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality Chapter Standards (NQCS) and a Program of Activities (POA) that emphasize growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.

 

  • Marshall FFA is a finalist in Model of Excellence while 23, Three Star Chapters will be named.
  • Premier Chapter: Growing Leaders Finalist — Paris FFA and Sweet Springs FFA.
  • Premier Chapter: Building Communities Finalist—Marshall FFA.
  • Premier Chapter: Strengthening Agriculture Finalist—Sweet Springs FFA.

 

Learn more about FFA’s National Chapter Award program.

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