2020 Convention Announcement
Update: Monday 5/4

Missouri Ag Ed Family:


Thank you for your work to keep members engaged and informed.  While this spring has been less than ideal – I am proud of our Ag Ed family and how they have come together to work through the circumstances we have been handed.  I see many of you on social media working to keep member engaged. Thank  you!!


Please be watching as the officers have a full week of workshop planned for members.  Please share with your member to be watching on social media for sign up opportunities to engage with the officers through virtual workshops this week.


See the latest update, linked below.  Please review and let us know what questions you have.


Take care and have a great week


May 4 MO FFA Update
Update: Wednesday 4/15

Missouri Ag Ed Family:

FFA Event Next Steps
The State FFA Leadership Team is currently developing contingency plans based on specific Governor’s directives, CDC recommendations, DHSS recommendations, host site restrictions and student travel restrictions.   Evaluating alternative platforms for FFA events in order to keep Missouri students engaged in FFA over the next couple of months is a primary goal. On some of our upcoming events the factors used to make a decision on whether to postpone, redesign or cancel have become clearer since the last update.  In the update you will see that FFA Camp, AOI, HYMAX, PSA and HYPE have significant updates.


Just as soon as additional details of future FFA events are available we will share that information with everyone. As we look ahead we realize that using alternative methods of delivering FFA to our members will have its challenges. We also know it’s important to continue to provide as many opportunities as we can for our students.  When planning events our number one priority will always be the safety and best interest of our students and stakeholders.


Please see our April 15, 2020 FFA Update to our programming over the next few months.


Leon Busdieker
State FFA Advisor

April 15 MO FFA Update


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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How is your chapter Living to Serve?

Did your chapter have a service event over the holidays?
Does your chapter have a service event planned for FFA Week?

Be sure to share your impacts as part of the Living to Serve Chapter Challenge to help FFA complete 930,000 volunteer hours by next year’s 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo!

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.

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Driving Home National FFA Week

More than 200 Missouri FFA members representing 34 chapters converged on Jefferson City Feb. 28 as Gov. Mike Parson proclaimed Feb. 22-29, 2020, National FFA Week. The proclamation was a joint effort with the governor’s office, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri FFA.

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Earn $500 Cash!

Are you using the new Exploring Agriculture curriculum to teach one or more middle school classes? Consider applying for the Exploring Ag in Missouri Video Contest to earn $500 cash!

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Need a Guest Speaker?

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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Congratulations to Kensie Darst who was selected today as the 2020-2021 State Officer mentor.  She will work with the new officer team to be selected and announced on June 3rd.  
We extend our best wishes to the other candidates who stepped out of their comfort zone to interview -- Jacob Knaebel, Natalie Koch, Andrew Moore and Tyler Schuster.

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