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MO FFA Today E-Newsletter

MAY 2019 EDITION

Missouri Agriscience Fair

The Missouri Agriscience Fair was held May 14 at Memorial Union on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. This year’s event brought in 70 research projects from 101 FFA members across the state. Thanks to this year’s sponsors, MU College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources and Erofins U.S. BioPharma Product Testing for making the event possible. Congratulations to all who participated.

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New State Officers Elected at Convention

Delegates to the 91st Missouri FFA Convention held last month in Columbia elected a new slate of state officers for the coming year.

Pictured at right, front row: Alexis Wilkinson, Sikeston; Alexandra Gast, secretary, Nevada; Kenzie Darst, Aurora; and Jessica Janorschke, DeKalb. Second Row:Jacob Knaebel, Fatima; Natalie Koch, Belle; Katherine Thompson, Columbia; Andrew Moore, Clark County; and Matthew Morgan, Lamar. Third Row:Jacob Hall, Marshall; Elizabeth Brooks, Ashland; Andrew Kientzy, Silex; Kaylee Lewis, Chillicothe; Isaiah Massey, Troy; Brenden Kleiboeker, Pierce City; and Tyler Schuster, Boonville. Kleiboeker was elected president while Massey will serve as first vice president and Gast as secretary.

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Greenville FFA Lends a Hand

The past 18 months, members of the newly chartered Greenville FFA Chapter have built not only one, but two small homes to be placed in homeless communities in the St. Louis area. Greenville FFA Advisor Scott Payne got the idea to build these homes from a fellow Army Reserve Chaplain who has a servant heart for homeless individuals, specifically homeless veterans.

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New Custom Applicator Program
Offered at State Tech

MFA Incorporated has partnered with State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, to offer a new Custom Applicator Program. The program is designed to attract mechanically inclined guys and gals from our farming communities who want to pursue careers within the agriculture industry.

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5 Tips to Prepare for a Career in Ag Journalism

1. Be open.
Be open to the opportunities you’ll have, as well as to failure and advice. Deciding that you’ll only be happy in one specific job will set you up to be unhappy. Every opportunity will help you grow and make you better for wherever you end up.
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Find Your Best

Tired, alone, and scared. You can bet that’s how I felt at five in the morning at the top of a mountain. I was in the middle of nowhere, Arizona, and I, along with 400 others, was about to run 26.2 miles. With clammy hands and a pounding heartbeat, I questioned my decision to run a marathon. When the race finally began and I started putting one foot in front of the other, my fears dissolved. Moving silently through the morning, each runners’ feet pounded to the beat of their own drum.

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