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MO FFA Today E-Newsletter

Merry Christmas from Missouri FFA

Build YOUR Confidence

Walking into the National Agriscience Fair, Dylan Sparks looked at the rows upon rows of project presentations and didn’t know how he would measure up. He and his partner, Bella Kidwell, are members of the Troy FFA Chapter. They agreed the National Agriscience Fair was something they will never forget.
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Get Involved, Stay Involved

Missouri FFA Alumni and Supporters annual meeting is set for Feb. 1, 2020 at the Inn at Grand Glaze, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. All alumni members are encouraged to attend. Each alumni chapter is entitled to two voting members.

The group’s traditional business agenda will take place at the meeting, which is being held in conjunction with the Missouri Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives Annual Conference. A luncheon will take place immediately following the meeting. To attend, please RSVP to Marie Davis at marie.davis@dese.mo.gov. Meals for alumni members who RSVP by Jan. 15 will be paid for by the Missouri FFA Alumni and Supporters. For additional information, visit www.missouriffa.org/alumni.

Isaiah Massey

What Person Are You Going to Be?

 “There’s a popular quote going around that the person you will be in the next five years is based on the books you read, and the people you hang around.  Now this is very true, but this is more than just those two variables. The person you will become in the next five years depends on everything that you do. Your actions yesterday affect your life in the future.”


This is an excerpt from my favorite motivational speech called Feed Your Mind by fearless motivation.  I listen to this speech at least once a day because it challenges me to make the best choices I can make in the long run. A situation where I truly had to put this speech to practice was the end of my junior year in high school.  After FFA banquet, I had a dilemma. On one hand my football coach was telling me about the football programs that were scouting me to play for their program. On the other hand, my advisor was telling me that I had the potential to become a state officer.

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Feed Just One

“If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

–Mother Teresa

There is nothing more rewarding than uplifting others through service. Mother Teresa devoted her life to serve the poor and the impoverished. She spent countless hours, traveled many miles and made an unforgettable mark on the people she encountered. Teresa was admired by many for her heart of service. She believed that her life had purpose. With that purpose, she fulfilled her calling to serve others during their times of need.

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Kensie Darst
Steven Rogers

Thank You, Steven Rogers!

Missouri FFA thanks Steven Rogers for his 11 years of service to our organization as a member of agricultural education state staff. A former Missouri State FFA officer, Rogers was an FFA advisor and agricultural education instructor prior to joining the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


Rogers leaves his role to operate ShowMe Genetic Services, LLC, a custom bull collection facility in Strafford, Missouri. His family recently purchased the agribusiness from GENEX.

Dates and Deadlines!

A number of registration deadlines for conferences and other FFA activities are coming up!
Check out the complete list on the web at https://missouriffa.org