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.

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Upcoming Events

April 24-25 86th Missouri State FFA Convention - Columbia  
May 1 Market Steer DNA due to American Royal  
May 1 American FFA Degree Applications due  
May 5 Registration Due: LEAD Conference for Chapter Officers
May 9-10 South Central Farm Fest - Cabool  
May 15 Swine DNA due to Missouri State Fair  
May 16 Registration Due: Public Speaking Academy  
May 16 University of Missouri Invitational AgriScience Fair  
May 27-30 LEAD Conference for Chapter Officers  

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FFA Food Drive Winner
The Windsor, Mo., FFA chapter received a $500 prize for collecting the most food items in the annual Missouri-Kansas “Border War” food drive at the 2014 Western Farm Show held recently in Kansas City, Mo. The Windsor students collected 1,500 cans and other non-perishable food items for distribution to food banks and other social service organizations in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. Presenting the prize were (front row from the left) Cory Hayes, director of education for the SouthWestern Association, which produces the Western Farm Show, and Ken Dean, show manager. Windsor FFA chapter adviser, Laura Cooley, is shown in the front row on the right. Nearly 100 FFA chapters from Missouri and Kansas participated in the food drive.

Photo provided by the Windsor Review

Case IH Supports Missouri FFA
Case IH and Mizzou Sports Properties presented a $3,300 donation to Missouri FFA at a recent MU basketball game. Case IH offered $100 for every touchdown scored by MU after they entered into the Case IH Red Zone during the 2013 football season.

On hand for the presentation were Truman the Tiger; JP Dunn, FFA Leadership Fund Board Member; Leon Busdieker, State FFA Advisor; Tanner Adkins, State Vice President; Tessa Chambers, State Vice President; John Colvett, Territory Sales Manager for Missouri; Bob Welch, General Manager of Mizzou Sports Properties

Missouri FFA was honored to be a part of the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Agriculture on January 16-18, 2014. The theme of the conference was “Generations of Progress and Promise”. Missouri FFA and the top five Missouri FFA Chapters (Boonville, Centralia, Eldon, Marshall, and South Shelby) presented a program to the attendees entitled “Engage, Educate, Empower (Engaging/Educating Youth to empower them to make a difference in their Communities). Each chapter presented a short program about how their FFA chapter was engaging, educating, and empowering their communities, followed by our State President, Abrea Mizer presenting a program on what the state is doing to empower youth to make a difference. We concluded our portion of the conference with a panel of students from the participating FFA Chapters and our State President fielding questions from our moderator State Vice President Dan Haynes and the conference attendees. Missouri FFA thanks Governor Jay Nixon and the Director of Agriculture, Richard Fordyce for inviting our members to be a part of the Governor’s Conference on Agriculture.


Governor Nixon Names New Ag Director
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon named Richard Fordyce, of Bethany, as the new director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Fordyce and his wife, Renee, grow soybeans and corn as well as raise beef cattle on the family farm in Harrison County. Since 2008, he has also served as chairman of the Missouri State Soil & Water Districts Commission. The Governor made the announcement with Fordyce at the row crop farm of Lanny Frakes, in southern Buchanan County.

Representatives from the Polo and Dekalb FFA Chapters were on hand at Governor
Jay Nixon's appointment of the new director of the Missouri Department of
Agriculture, Richard Fordyce.

Missouri FFA Brings Home Top Honors from National FFA Convention
Four Missouri FFA Chapters were recognized as Top 10 Chapters in the Model of Excellence Category:
Ashland FFA, Boonville FFA, Marshall FFA and South Callaway FFA.
• Columbia FFA - 1st Place in Environmental & Natural Resources CDE
• Cole Diggins, Bronaugh FFA - National AgriScience Fair Winner
• Eugene FFA - Winner - National Hall of States Display

National Proficiency Award Winners:
• Ben Niendick, Wellington-Napoleon - Agricultural Sales, Entrepreneurship
• John Schenkel, Northwest Technical School - Grain Production Entrepreneurship