THE FFA VISION

Students whose lives are impacted by FFA and agricultural education will achieve academic and personal growth, strengthen American agriculture and provide leadership to build healthy local communities, a strong nation and a sustainable world.

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.

Preparing for Success in MO FFA

25,375

MO FFA Members

First-ever mini grant program established for food insecurity efforts through 2020 Drive to Feed Kids.

$50,150,067

SAE-Generated Student Labor Income

Proud to Support MO FFA
Ozarks Technical Community College
National FFA Convention Highlights

Congratulations to Missouri’s own Paxton Dahmer on being named the new National FFA Central Region Vice President!

The Missouri FFA Association is made up of 25,375 FFA members. The Nevada FFA member has served each of those members since 2018. Whether it was as the State FFA President, Camp Leadership Director or our National Officer Candidate, Paxton has dedicated both his time and talents to our organization for years. As a National FFA Officer, Paxton was elected to a role that will allow him to extend that impact to more than 760,000 members. We are so proud to congratulate Paxton as the new National FFA Central Region Vice President! We cannot wait to watch him continue his service and extend his impact this year.

 

Though this year’s National Officer election looks a little different, enjoy these photos of Paxton receiving his National FFA Jacket!

Paxton-Graphic
Dahmer Tapped as National Officer
123107975_3347263562018265_439174726081039533_o
122818487_3347263275351627_833147473843978807_o

Congratulations to National Proficiency Award winners Amanda Belew from the Ashland FFA Chapter and to Jacob Dierking from the Santa Fe FFA Chapter.

Amanda was named the winner of the National Wildlife Production and Management – Entrepreneurship/Placement proficiency award while Jacob took the top prize for the Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency.

State Ag Education Leader Honored Nationally

Leon Busdieker named Outstanding State Supervisor

The National Association of Supervisors in Agricultural Education (NASAE) recently named Leon Busdieker as the 2020 Outstanding State Supervisor. Since July 2011 Busdieker has been the director of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and serves as state advisor for the Missouri FFA Association.

Leon Busdieker
Exploring Ag Video Contest
Sponsored by FCS Financial

Who is Eligible to Participate?

Open to middle school students in public schools in districts served by FCS Financial and enrolled in an Exploring Agriculture course using the Exploring Agriculture Curriculum.

 

Prizes will be awarded to the school district to be used in the student’s classroom or campus.

A $500 cash gift will be awarded for each available topic area.
 A topic area includes Exploring Animal Science, Exploring Plant Science, Exploring Food Science, and Exploring Natural Resources.

2020 Video Contest Winners

Plant Science Winner – Elsberry FFA
Sarah Ray

Animal Science Winner – Verona FFA
Devin Wilkerson

Interested in participating in this year’s video contest?

Review this flyer for more information about eligibility, rules, submission and selection, and prize information!

TRENDING NOW
Show-Me Summit

Now Available: November E-newsletter!

This month’s E-newsletter is at your fingertips! Take a look through the latest news in Missouri FFA at the link below.
Read This Month's Newsletter

Living to Serve

Due to the unprecedented times in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Missouri FFA in partnership with Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids is offering chapters an opportunity to take part in a $300 matching mini-grant.

 

The goal of the Chapter Mini-Grants is to provide FFA chapters a Living to Serve opportunity to address food insecurity needs or awareness. This is a one-time only opportunity.

View Full Story
LATEST ON THE BLOG
  • Officer - Erin Heinecke

    No Place Like Home

    Living in Columbia, Missouri, for the past couple of months has been the biggest learning experience of my life so far. Even though home is only an hour away, Columbia has that big city feel. With mor...

  • Missouri FFA Members Receive National Awards

    Nationally, students enrolled in agricultural education can compete for awards in nearly 50 proficiency award areas ranging from agricultural communications to wildlife management. Proficiency awards ...

  • Leon Busdieker

    State Ag Education Leader Honored Nationally

    The National Association of Supervisors in Agricultural Education (NASAE) recently named Leon Busdieker as the 2020 Outstanding State Supervisor. Since July 2011 Busdieker has been the director of Agr...

  • Dahmer Tapped as National Officer

    Dahmer Tapped as National Officer

    Sixth-generation agriculturalist and third-generation FFA member Paxton Dahmer never saw himself as a National FFA Officer, but after being elected Central Region Vice President at the 93rd National F...

See It, Solve It, Share It!

As school is winding down your FFA chapter can be gearing up to serve!  Summer is a great time to engage students in summer service opportunities like maintaining a community garden or hosting a river/road cleanup.

However you serve, be sure to share how your chapter is putting their leadership into action through service as part of the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge.  Help FFA complete 930,000 volunteer hours by next year’s FFA convention.

Visit FFA.org/ChallengeAccepted to log service hours, impacts and upload a few photos.  The first Monday of each month National FFA will host a Facebook Live event and draw two (2) chapters to receive exclusive Living to Serve Chapter Challenge t-shirts as well as highlighting projects to inspire others to serve.

UPCOMING EVENTS
FEBRUARY 1, 2021.
MSF Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Applications Due
Meet Our Officers
Justin Eddy, President
JUSTIN EDDY

President

Mackenzie Porter - 1st VP
MACKENZIE PORTER

1st VP

Jenna Perry - VP
JENNA PERRY

Secretary

Rachel Holt - VP
RACHEL HOLT

VP

Anna Milazzo - VP
ANNA MILAZZO

VP

Erin Heinecke - VP
ERIN HEINECKE

VP

Lauryn Robnett - VP
LAURYN ROBNETT

VP

Colin Wilburn - VP
COLIN WILBURN

VP

Kiersten Helm - VP
KIERSTEN HELM

VP

Kaylee Lower - VP
KAYLEE LOWER

VP

Cade Shepherd - VP
CADE SHEPHERD

VP

Felicity Cantrell - VP
FELICITY CANTRELL

VP

Lauren Gilbert - VP
LAUREN GILBERT

VP

Dakota Pemberton - VP
DAKOTA PEMBERTON

VP

Madison Moll - VP
MADISON MOLL

VP

Ricanna Spargo - VP
RICANNA SPARGO

VP

Kensie Darst
KENSIE DARST

MENTOR

Connect With Us

FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Great reminder this #SmallBusinessSaturday!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We have a lot to be thankful for this year, including for the farmers and others in agriculture working to provide our food and fuel, like were enjoying today. Were also thankful for you, Missouri FFA! Hope you each enjoy your day.

Comment on Facebook

Missourians: urge the governor to take swift and immediate action to implement statewide orders as advised specifically for the state of Missouri by: medical experts, hospitals, doctors, nurses associations, hospital associations, medical associations, education associations, teachers associations, and various covid task forces, the list goes on. It becomes clearer each passing day the governor's negligence has failed Missouri citizens. He ignored(and originally hid) the call to implement a statewide mask mandate advised by White House Covid-19 Task Force experts and other experts multiple times starting in AUGUST leading up to the predicted surge in covid cases. The governor continues to ignore the more recent plea from experts, hospitals and health care professionals to implement a statewide mask mandate; a simple measure that would save countless lives and reduce needless suffering in Missouri. Not only bungling a mask mandate, the governor's leadership lacked and continues to lack adequate testing and tracing capabilities (even 8 months later), and numerous issues with state covid data reporting inconsistencies continue to hinder the work of health care decision makers (especially and conveniently prior to the election, but they are ongoing). When you have seen enough inaction and needless suffering at the hands of the governor; call on your legislators to ask for the governor's resignation or impeachment for his "willful neglect of duty" and "incompetency" protecting the health of Missourians.(Missouri Constitution, Article VII, Section 1) Timeline as the governor induced crisis unfolded: August 16 The governor hides the fact the White House COVID-19 task force told the governor to REQUIRE MASKS STATEWIDE: www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/missouri/2020/09/01/white-house-task-force-mo-require-masks-... September 2 Discovered TWO WEEKS LATER by media and only obtained with a public records request, the report is revealed. The governor does not talk about it: www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/missouri/2020/09/01/white-house-task-force-mo-require-masks-... September 15 The White House COVID-19 task force AGAIN URGES STATEWIDE MANDATE to the governor: news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2020-09-21/white-house-coronavirus-task-force-... October 26 St. Louis Hospitals REACH CAPACITY: news.stlpublicradio.org/health-science-environment/2020-10-26/as-st-louis-hospitals-reach-capacit... October 29: RECORD HOSPITALIZATIONS across the state: krcgtv.com/news/local/record-hospitalizations-in-columbia-and-st-louis-kc-sees-surge-in-covid-19-... October 29: Cities across Missouri SETTING GRIM COVID RECORDS for hospitalizations and deaths: www.columbiatribune.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/10/29/columbia-st-louis-set-record-covid-hosp... October 30: "Near record hospitalization levels, St Louis area HOSPITALS OPERATION AT OR NEAR CAPACITY, potentially overwhelming frontline health care workers": www.facebook.com/StLouisMetropolitanPandemicTaskForce/videos/364784387970039 October 31 Missouri HOSPITALS URGE GOV. PARSON TO TAKE ACTION action to stave off deepening COVID crisis, rural hospitals are facing a "TRANSFER CRISIS": missouriindependent.com/2020/10/31/missouri-hospitals-urge-gov-parson-to-take-action-to-stave-off... Nov 2: "The window is rapidly closing,"Task force leader says, "St. Louis area is running out of time to slow COVID-19": www.ksdk.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/st-louis-covid-update-cases-near-records-in-missouri... Nov 3: St. Louis area sets record for hospital admissions related to COVID-19: www.ksdk.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/st-louis-pandemic-task-force-numbers-nov2/63-ce410a8... Nov 5: Missouri sets new single-day record for COVID cases: fox2now.com/news/coronavirus/missouri-sets-new-single-day-record-for-covid-cases/ Nov 9: Bad streak: Missouri reports more than 3,000 COVID cases for FIFTH STRAIGHT DAY: fox2now.com/news/coronavirus/bad-streak-missouri-reports-more-than-3000-covid-cases-for-fifth-str... Nov 11: Missouri sets new records for COVID hospitalizations and deaths: fox2now.com/news/coronavirus/missouri-sets-new-records-for-covid-hospitalizations-and-deaths/ Governor hosts Senate Republican Caucus meeting, hardly any masks: www.facebook.com/GovMikeParson/posts/880716666002782 Nov 12: Gov. Parson relaxes Missouri’s K-12 school quarantine guidance, his guidance contravenes guidance from the CDC. www.kmov.com/news/gov-parson-relaxes-missouri-s-k-12-school-quarantine-guidance-encourages-mask-w... Nov 13: The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force Friday called for three statewide measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19: a mask mandate; a statewide "safer at home" policy; and a plan to help already-exhausted health care workers. www.ksdk.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/covid19-st-louis-task-force-update/63-c26d65cd-d3a5-... fb.watch/1KtWRL0C0x/ Nov 15: Missouri Hospital Association writes letter to Gov. Parson, pushes for statewide mask mandate. “The wolf is at the door.” www.ky3.com/2020/11/15/missouri-hospital-association-writes-letter-to-gov-parson-pushes-for-state... Nov 16: Legislature special session (on Covid relief) postponed due to covid outbreak from previous mask-less meetings. (see above Nov 11) www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/coronavirus/missouri-lawmakers-were-to-meet-on-covid-b... St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force again urges Governor Parson directly to implement a mask mandate immediately to avoid needless suffering and loss of life. "things have only gotten predictably worse since our Friday briefing" fb.watch/1ONHqQXZhX/ Nov 17: "Efforts against coronavirus 'must be increased,' White House task force warns" "Serious messaging and action are needed from the state leadership" "The spread in Missouri is exponential and unyielding with hospitalizations increasing week over week...Missourians must understand the COVID-19 situation statewide," the report continues. www.newstribune.com/news/news/story/2020/nov/18/97-missouri-covid-19-red-zone/849489/ Missouri National Education Association chooses not to support new state guidance on school quarantines (see above Nov 12) Missouri NEA Communications Director Mark Jones, said they believe different mitigation strategies would much be safer. krcgtv.com/news/education-navigation/missouri-nea-chooses-not-to-support-new-state-guidance-on-sc... "likely days, not weeks, away from having more patients than they can take care of. There will be patients who cannot get treatment at a hospital because there simply are not enough healthcare workers to take care of them. There will not be enough beds to provide a place for treatment. People will die." www.facebook.com/stlouisco/posts/3972947969434481

Comment on Facebook

Kari Weis Asbury

Great idea! Who else has completed Show-Me Summit?
Load more

TWITTER

missouriffa

- 2 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We have a lot to be thankful for this year, including for the farmers and others in agriculture working to provide our food and fuel, like we're enjoying today. We're also thankful for you, Missouri FFA! Hope you each enjoy your day. https://t.co/I1Q62kn3lO
h J R
missouriffa

- 4 days ago

@MoStateFair: What's your favorite food on Thanksgiving? 🦃 #MoStateFair #ThankfulGratefulBlessed
h J R

Non-Descrimination Statement: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Director of Civil Rights Compliance and MOA Coordinator (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/ADAAA/Age Act/GINA/USDA Title VI), 5th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number 573-526-4757 or TTY 800-735-2966; email civilrights@dese.mo.gov.