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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.

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Governor Parson Signs FFA Week Proclamation

On behalf of more than 25,000 members of Missouri FFA, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, Governor Mike Parson proclaimed Feb. 16-23, 2019, to be National FFA Week in Missouri.  Joined by more than 80 local Missouri FFA members, Gov. Parson was welcomed to the Capitol as he replicated the FFA tradition of driving a tractor to school during National FFA Week. The tractor was fueled by B20 Biodiesel and led from the Governor’s Mansion to the Capitol this morning by the Missouri FFA van sponsored by the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council.

 

FFA Week Proclamation 2019“I am so proud to let the members of Missouri FFA know that they have a friend in the Governor’s Office who is working day in and day out to protect their future,” Governor Parson said. “Whether it’s driving a tractor to work this morning or fighting for more STEM programs, I want to ensure the next generation of agriculture thrives.”

 

Missouri 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.

 

“The future of Missouri agriculture lies in the hands of these students,” Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said. “It’s important that we invest in them as young leaders now so that they can invent the next agriculture technology, return to the family farm, or help us share the story of Missouri agriculture.”

 

“Agriculture is a driving force behind Missouri’s economy, and FFA is preparing students to succeed as farmers, biologists, veterinarians, business leaders, and more,” Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Margie Vandeven said. “We are proud of our FFA members’ contributions to their communities, their schools, and our state.”

 

Immediately following the proclamation ceremony, FFA members heard from eight panelists about Missouri agriculture’s workforce and the skills they will need to develop before being career-ready. FCS Financial and the Agriculture Leadership of Tomorrow program provided panelists for the discussion.

 

Panelists for the agriculture workforce development discussion were the following:

 

  • Eric Bohl – Missouri Farm Bureau
  • Lorryn Bolte – Novus International
  • Kalena Bruce – Integrity Squared CPA
  • Daniel Carpenter – Carpenter Cattle Company
  • Trey Graves – Graves Farms
  • Alex Haun – Haun Farms
  • Jeff Houts – FCS Financial
  • Michele Meyer – FMC

 

—Adapted from a release from Governor Michael L. Parson.

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New Scholarships Posted

Raymond Hagan FFA Alumni Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Missouri FFA Alumni WLC Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2019

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Centralia FFA member, Austin Stanton Named 2018 Star Farmer

Like a good bread recipe or a cowboy tall tale, farming is a tradition Austin Stanton’s family has passed through generations. After his ancestors’ emigration from Ireland nearly 200 years ago, Austin sustains his farming operation on the same land.

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The Missouri State FFA officer team presents the “Living to Serve Network” again this year.

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Now Available: March 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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Missouri and Kansas FFA Students Collect 3,100 Items in 2019 Western Farm Show Food Drive

FFA students from Missouri and Kansas collected and delivered  3,111 non-perishable food items for the annual “Border War Food Drive” at the 2019 Western Farm Show at the American Royal in Kansas City.

 

More than 3,500 students from the two states attended the show on FFA Day, Friday, Feb. 22, where they also had the opportunity to participate in educational seminars and learn about career opportunities in the ag industry.

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MO FFA Officers honored to represent MO FFA Members at the State Capitol.

For the last 28 years our State President has had the honor of addressing the House of Representatives in Missouri. The theme of this year’s speech of Cultivate Tomorrow, Today with the FFA’s Vision of Growing Leaders, Building Communities, and Strengthening Agriculture intertwined.

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Your Missouri State FFA officers have spent the past few months working on presentations and would love to meet with your chapter! Find out which officers are available in your area.

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Last night we kicked off #NationalAgWeek at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri in collaboration with Missouri Department of Agriculture!

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