MO FFA Today E-Newsletter

JULY 2020 EDITION
2020 Agriscience Fair

2020 Agriscience Fair Results Are In!

Agriscience projects give students real-world, hands-on experience

Congratulations to the following State winners in the 2020 Agriscience Fair. Their applications will be submitted for national competition this month.

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LEAD Chapter Officer Training Goes Virtual

Gather ‘round chapter officers! The annual LEAD Chapter Officer Training Program is being offered this year in virtual format. The free training resource can be completed at your own pace! 
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LEAD Officer Training
Show-Me Summit

Show Me Summit Leadership Experience Launched

As I reflect back on my FFA journey, I realize that the most significant personal growth and leadership development I experienced happened at Missouri’s State Leadership Camp at Camp Rising Sun in the summer heat. Just a few months ago, I was preparing to meet more than 1,200 FFA members at the Lake of the Ozarks for the opportunity to help them grow while spending time in the Rec Hall, playing volleyball, and swimming at the waterfront. I was heartbroken when I heard about the cancellation of Missouri FFA Camp in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but I knew there was still work to be done to help FFA members develop those skills in leadership, teamwork and strategic thinking.

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Leave Defeat in the Distance

It was Feb. 4, 2019. I was exhausted and excited after a long night of watching one of my favorite sows have her litter of piglets. This litter, like many others, came with so much excitement for the upcoming months and seeing if the breeding selections and hard work had paid off. That spring, one of the Duroc gilts was quick to catch my family’s eye, and we knew she would turn out to be something special.
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Jenna Perry
Vision 2020 Graphic

Vision 2020: Missouri FFA Unveils New Communication Plan

After months of discussion and planning, Missouri FFA is excited to announce its new Vision 2020 Communication Plan.

 

Vision 2020is a culmination of multiple media platforms including print, digital and video. Joann Pipkin, who has worked with Missouri FFA in a variety of communication capacities since 1996, serves as Missouri FFA’s director of communications. Former Missouri FFA State Secretary Brandelyn Martin Twellman is social media manager. Current Missouri FFA Mentor Kensi Darst joins the team as social media coordinator. And, Lacy Short, continues in her role as webmaster.

 

The new communication program officially kicks off in September with the Missouri Agricultural Education and FFA annual report. The printed coffee table-type publication will be distributed to chapters and program supporters across the state.

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