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MO FFA Today E-Newsletter


On The Road to Indy

From border to border, Missouri FFA members will head east to Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 23-27 for the National FFA Convention and Expo.

The American FFA Degree, the organizations highest degree, will be awarded to 518 Missouri FFA members. In addition, Centralia FFA’s Austin Stanton is a finalist for American Star Farmer.

Nine members are finalists in the Agriscience Fair, and 11 FFA members are finalists for national proficiency awards. Check out the complete listing of Missouri’s national finalists and other state tidbits

2018 American Degree RecipientsMissouri National FinalistsMissouri Tidbits

Dialed in on Dairy

Concordia FFA member Austin Freund remembers when he was a youngster following his dad around their family dairy operation.

“My dad has taught me the management practices needed to start and run my own dairy operation,” Austin says.

Austin began his dairy operation with two cows and two heifers. Growing his Supervised Agricultural Experience program helped him become a national finalist in the Dairy Production Entrepreneurship proficiency award area.

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Top Tips from Missouri’s Top Chapters

From planning to creating activities that encourage member and community involvement, both Marshall and Paris FFA Chapters know what it takes to be among National FFA’s top chapters.


Both chapters will be recognized for their efforts as Model of Excellence finalists this month at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Marshall is also a premier chapter in the growing leaders category.

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Regan Ragsdale

Are You Having One of Those Days?

by Regan Ragsdale

It’s been just one of those days. Just one of those months. I’m just one person. It’s just one word.


Going through the days, it is easy to think that just one action can’t have much impact. Just one little thing really can’t help or hurt anyone. We let ourselves think that our days are average — that things we say don’t have impact — that we truly cannot have an enormous effect on others.


But, at the end of the day, just one act can go toward something much greater.

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