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.
First-ever mini grant program established for food insecurity efforts through 2020 Drive to Feed Kids.
Governor Mike Parson proclaimed February 20-27, 2021, as National FFA Week in Missouri on behalf of nearly 26,000 members of Missouri FFA. Missouri FFA President Justin Eddy of Columbia received the proclamation on behalf of the 2020-2021 Missouri FFA State Officer team.
“Missouri agriculture has a bright future, and you can see that in action through our FFA members,” Governor Parsonsaid. “Living and working on a farm is one of my greatest honors, and the First Lady and I continue to look to these young leaders to move the agriculture industry forward for generations to come.”
For the third year in a row, Governor Parson drove a John Deere tractor to the State Capitol in honor of the FFA tradition of students driving their tractors to school during National FFA Week. Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe also joined in on the tradition again this year with the Governor, demonstrating their ties to agriculture and commitment to FFA students.
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.
Plant Science Winner – Elsberry FFA
Animal Science Winner – Verona FFA
This year’s topic is, “What can be done to increase the number of beginning farmers and rangers?”
Applications are due April 9, 2021.
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