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MO FFA Today E-Newsletter

2019 National FFA Convention

Show Me Showed ‘Em

Energy. Excitement. Nothing can be compared to what came with the sea of blue jackets at the National FFA Convention and Expo, Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Missouri brought home the bragging rights this year with 520 American degree recipients, two national proficiency winners, a national winner in Premier Chapter – Building Communities, and a large number of gold-rated career development event teams.


Check out all of the National Convention Results at  https://missouriffa.org.
View 2019 National Convention Results

Welcome Jim Spencer

Missouri FFA is proud to welcome back Jim Spencer Jr. to the Missouri Ag Education staff. Mr. Spencer served as a state vice president in 1985-1986 before a 25-year career as an FFA advisor and agriculture education instructor in Aurora from 1990-2016. The organization is excited to see what he brings to Missouri FFA and looks forward to continuing the work of growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. Spencer can be reached at jim.spencer@dese.mo.gov.

Dr. Jim Spencer

Sight in Your Goals to Hunt for Success

My feet are freezing. I can’t feel my hands. I am starving, tired, and all I want to do is go back to the cabin and sleep this opening morning of deer season. I know if I give up now my chances of getting a deer are slim, yet the complaints in my mind slowly win me over, and I decide to climb out of my deer stand. As I reach the bottom of the ladder, I turn around in time to see a buck lurking just in the edge of the woods dart across the field and out of sight. Now I’m cold, hungry, tired and mad I didn’t wait five more minutes.
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Passing on the Passion

With more than 200,000 students and their families in Missouri, Agriculture Education on the Move (AEOTM) continues to grow, helping bridge the gap between farming and the non-farming public. The program aims to increase an understanding of agriculture in third-grade classrooms across the state.


“AEOTM is a 10-week, interactive ag education program that focuses on bringing passionate educators into the classroom to share that important story of modern agriculture,” said Luella Gregory, AEOTM program director.

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Dare to be Diversified

Diversifying her livestock enterprise sounded like a good plan. Yet, it was the greatest challenge Bucklin FFA member Amelia Liebhart faced with her supervised agricultural experience project.
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You Could 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! You will receive more information about this contest in the mail soon. The package includes a flyer with contest information and two free posters to hang in your classroom that focus on Animal and Plant Science careers!”