THE FFA VISION
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.
Plant Science Winner – Elsberry FFA
Animal Science Winner – Verona FFA
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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/ChallengeAcceptedto 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.
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.
Check back for this fall’s events!
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It's National Farm Safety and Health Week! We'll be celebrating this week by sharing Farm Safety reminders for our members. Be sure to share with a fellow farmer and others in the ag industry.About 17% of all farm injuries involve animals. The Show-Me State ranks top 10 for cattle, hogs, goats and poultry, which means we have many producers who work with livestock on a daily basis. Keeping our farm families safe as they operate is a huge responsibility, one that Missouri does not take lightly. #MOSafeAtWork #CultivateSafety
National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 20-26, 2020, but the Show-Me Farm Safety program works throughout the year to reduce injuries and fatalities that occur on the farm.
Visit farmsafety.mo.gov for more information. #NFSHW20
Download our handout: http://bit.ly/livestock-handling-handout
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El Dorado Springs FFA ChapterMeet Kraysen Leonard, another member of our MO Beef Leadership Academy.
“I’m excited to be a MO BEEF Ambassador because it’s another way for me to help spread information about beef and to help the consumer know more about our industry!"
Kraysen lives in El Dorado Springs, MO and is an active member of the El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter. Her SAE project consists of agriculture education and running her own agribusiness. Through her business, Miss Poozie’s Old Fashioned Beef Sticks, Kraysen raises and processes Missouri beef into beef sticks and markets them all over the southwest corner of the state. She also runs her own Facebook page called “Kraysen and the Kiddos - Ag 101,” where she works to educate the youth in her community about the agricultural industry.
Thanks for joining us, Kraysen! #EatBeefBeFit ... See MoreSee Less
Way to go, Mexico FFA Chapter! We love to see the Living to Serve Mini Grant in action in communities.
Chapters interested in applying for a grant can visit http://mofarmerscare.com/driveffa/ for more information.
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Members and advisors, take advantage of this deal!Missing the feeling of Official Dress? Sad you won't be seeing the sea of blue jackets at convention this year? 💙 We are too.
To show our blue jacket pride, we're having the discount of the decade. 😲
For the first time since 2010, the official jacket is only $49, today – Oct. 6. 👉 https://bit.ly/33NvWhX
Show your FFA pride and post your favorite pictures in your Official Dress, tag @ShopFFA_ , and use #FFASeaOfBlue to be featured on the @ShopFFA_ insta page. If you're alumni, let's see your best official dress throwback pics! ... See MoreSee Less
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