Missouri FFA is 25,762 members strong —and growing! FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet the challenges of feeding a growing population by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways through their experiences in agricultural education. Today's FFA members are future biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs! Thanks for helping us pave the way to being tomorrow's leaders.

87th MISSOURI FFA CONVENTION • April 16-17, 2015 • Columbia, MO
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Celebrating a Century
Mr. Raymond Hagan will celebrate his 100th birthday March 5, 2015. Mr Hagan has been involved with FFA for most of those 100 years as a member, a teacher, the Missouri State FFA Executive Secretary, but mostly as a mentor and friend. Be sure to RSVP to the number on the invitation link if you plan to attend.
Send birthday greetings to: Mr. Raymond Hagan, 2230 South Ozark Avenue, Joplin, MO 64804
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Upcoming Events
March 23 Northeast District FFA LDE's/Ag Sales CDE - Monroe City
March 24 Northwest District FFA LDE's - Cameron
March 24 Southeast District Horse Judging CDE - Advance
March 26 Southeast District Ag CDE's - SEMO, Cape Girardeau
March 28 Southeast District Ag CDE's & FFA LDE's - CTCC, Cape Girardeau
March 28 Southwest District FFA LDE's - MSU, Springfield
March 30-31 Southwest District Ag CDE's - MSU, Springfield
March 31 Central District Ag CDE's - UCM, Warrensburg
March 31 Northwest District Ag CDE's - NWMSU, Maryville
March 31 South Central District FFA LDE's - Rolla
April 1 Northeast District Ag CDE's - Columbia
April 1 Northwest District Ag CDE's - NWMSU, Maryville
April 2 Central District FFA LDE's & Ag Sales CDE's - UCM, Warrensburg
April 2 South Central District Ag CDE's - Rolla
April 16-17 Missouri State FFA Convention - Columbia
April 25 State FFA Trapshoot - Linn Creek

Community Improvement Grants Available to 4-H & FFA Youth
Developing a thriving rural Missouri is important to FCS Financial. The Shaping Rural Missouri grant program offers Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations $500 grants to implement projects that will benefit their rural communities and youth development.

“Providing opportunities for rural community development is important to FCS Financial because our employees and customers live in these same areas,” said Scott Gardner, Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “These grants not only strengthen our rural communities but allow our youth to work as a team to accomplish a goal.”

Funds are awarded to assist club or chapter members in bringing positive change by establishing projects that make their local communities better places to live. FCS Financial encourages applicants to collaborate with other community organizations to develop and complete their improvement project.

Last year, FCS Financial funded 49 projects across Missouri. Projects improved local communities by building picnic tables, planting trees and landscaping school grounds.

Applications are due April 1, 2015. An application and more information on the Shaping Rural Missouri grant program can be found at www.myfcsfinancial.com under the How We’re Different tab or by calling 1-800-369-3276 ext. 1173.

FCS Financial serves 102 counties through 22 offices in Missouri. FCS Financial is a member of the Farm Credit System. The system is a nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions that provides credit and financial services to farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses. With more than 95 years of agricultural lending experience, the Farm Credit System is the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States.

Results of the MO and KS FFA Food drive at the Western Farm Show are in! Great totals this year! FFA members donated 7,642 pounds of food this past weekend, which will provide 6,368 meals. This is 3,418 pounds more than last year. Thank you to everyone that contributed!







Cole Edwards,Nora Faris and Yia Yang presented Mr. Bill Streeter with the Honorary American FFA Degree. Mr. Streeter and MFA have been long time sponsors of Missouri FFA. We thank you. We wish congratulations to Mr. Streeter on his upcoming retirement from MFA.

Thank you to Case IH for their continued support of the Missouri FFA Public Speaking Academy held each summer! Thank you for continuing to support members all across Missouri and for helping to build tomorrow's leaders.

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