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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Missouri Ag Students Receive New Curriculum

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., September 4, 2014 — Agriculture students in Missouri high schools and junior colleges are learning from a new curriculum this school year. Funded by FCS Financial through a grant to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Ag Management, Economics & Sales curriculum is the first curriculum developed as a partnership between the public and private sectors.
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Agri-Legacy Scholarship Application Available

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'We wanted this young man to know that he made a positive difference in our lives. Thank you.'

USA Rice, Dow AgroSciences Team Up on Rice Month Scholarships

ARLINGTON, VA -- The USA Rice Federation is conducting a National Rice Month (NRM) scholarship contest, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences. Rising high school seniors from rice-growing counties in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas are eligible to apply.

To qualify to win a USA Rice National Rice Month Scholarship, students must conduct a promotion activity in their local community during September with U.S.-grown rice as the central theme. Scholarship entries will be judged on their creativity and impact in promoting U.S.-grown rice, NRM and the importance of rice in their state. USA Rice encourages students to invest some of their summer vacation time in planning an innovative rice promotion campaign for a chance to win a scholarship.

The grand prize is a $4,000 scholarship and a trip to the 2014 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Little Rock, AR, for the scholarship presentation. The second-place winner will receive $3,000 and third-place, $1,500. Entries are due October 13.

September is National Rice Month - a time for America to salute its rice farmers and everyone involved in the U.S. rice industry. NRM was initiated by an act of Congress in 1991 and is conducted by the USA Rice Federation. For more information and entry form, visit the scholarship web page.
Contact: Amy Doane, (703) 236-1454

From Albany FFA Member...
Hi my name is Blayre Messner, and I am from the Albany FFA Chapter. This picture is of my sister Kourtne and I. She graduated in 2009 and we both have a huge passion for FFA! I am going to be a junior next year and have been elected as President! My cousin Ryan Messner was a state officer and I plan to be next. I love showing my livestock and this would mean everything to me to see my photo on the website.

Missouri State FFA Agriscience Fair held May 16 in Columbia
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Orrick FFA Working to Repair Following Tornado

As many of you know a tornado hit the town of Orrick on Saturday May 10th. Our community suffered extensive damage. Lucky there were no serious injuries thanks to early warning systems. We canceled the last nine days of school due to the extensive damage done to the school.

I have had many request from chapters on how to help out.

First: most of the things inside our school will be covered by insurance. But insurance will not cover 24 large trees that had to be removed due to damage. We were only able to save 4 trees. Multiple bushes and planters around our school were damaged or destroyed. The Orrick FFA chapter over the last four years has worked hard to build and maintain the landscaping around our school. In order to rebuild and repair the grounds we are asking for donations.

If you would like to help in the landscaping project of our school please make donations to :
Orrick FFA - School Beatification Fund

Orrick R-XI
c/o Orrick FFA
100 Kirkham
Orrick, MO 64077

Second: Many of the members of our community could also use donations so they can rebuild. This fund was setup by one of our teachers to help the people in our community that have lost so much. Click here if you would like to help our community rebuild.

Don Honeycutt
Orrick FFA Chapter Advisor

Missouri Sheep Merchandising Council American Lamb Meat Promotion 2014-15

The Missouri Sheep Merchandising Council has allotted $ 5,000 for the promotion of American Lamb. Missouri FFA and/or Missouri FCCLA Chapters are eligible to apply for a grant through the MSMC. This opportunity is available to Missouri FFA and/or Missouri FCCLA Chapters. The main objective is for Missouri youth to have the opportunity to prepare and taste lamb meat. MSMC hopes to increase lamb consumption and it all starts with our youth.

During the 2013-14 school year, 13 FCCLA and 10 FFA chapters applied for and received grants.

For more information and a funding request form, please e-mail milligansheep@hotmail.com or call 816-583-2198.


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