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.
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.
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.
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.
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.