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

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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!

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Dahmer Tapped as National Officer
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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.

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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!

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Now Available: January 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.
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Applications Now Available for 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is offering 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2021 Missouri agribusiness Academy (MAbA). MAbA is a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related degrees and careers.

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    Trey Riley, representing the St. James FFA chapter, was named the winner of the 2021 Missouri Cattle Industry FFA Public Speaking Contest. The final round of the competition was held Saturday, January...

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UPCOMING EVENTS
JANUARY 30.
NWMSU Ag Alumni Event
Maryville
JUNE 7-11, 2021.
Missouri Agribusiness Academy
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
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