STATE FFA DEGREE – Wyatt Graves, El Dorado Springs FFA, received his State FFA Degree during the state convention in Columbia April 20-21. The state FFA Degree is the highest degree a member can earn in the state association and is only given to 3% of the 28,000 members each year.
FFA CONVENTNION RESULTS – The El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter traveled to the 89th Missouri State FFA Convention on April 20-21 in Columbia. We took a great group of FFA members who were ready to represent our high school to the best of their abilities. We had seven FFA members get recognized on stage for being the Area Winner in their Proficiency Award area, one member receive their state degree, and three contest teams compete. The state FFA Degree is the highest degree a member can earn in the state association and is only given to 3% of the 28,000 members each year. We are very proud of Wyatt Graves for receiving this honor. Our Horse Evaluation team competed against the best in the state and took 7th place, receiving a Group 1 Rating. The Ag Sales team representing Cedar Creek Beef Jerky took 8th place and had two members receive Gold Ratings. The Entomology team was a Group 2 rating and took 38th place. These members have worked hard all spring and represented us well.
AG SALES TEAM (from left) Makenzie Melton, Chance Koger, Wyatt Graves, Amy Ford. The Ag Sales team representing Cedar Creek Beef Jerky took 8th place and had two members receive Gold Ratings.
HORSE EVALUATION TEAM – (from left) Madison Brewer, Maggi Medley, Haylea Walker, Madison Whitaker, Mrs. Jill Chapman.Our Horse Evaluation team competed against the best in the state and took 7th place, receiving a Group 1 Rating.
NEVC FFA TO STATE CONVENTION – Northeast Vernon County FFA members traveled to Columbia, for the 89th Annual Missouri State FFA Convention to show off their blue jackets, attend leadership activities and interact in many fun activities involving other FFA members. Members attended several leadership activities and sessions hosted by State FFA Officers. Members attended the First General Session and listened to Ashley Willits, National FFA Eastern Region Vice President from Lowville FFA Chapter in Copenhagen, New York, speak about the importance of perseverance and striving to meet goals. On Friday, members attended the FFA Career Show, where they explored college and career options, discovered agriculture organizations, and mingled with members from other FFA Chapters. Members attended the Third General Session, where they watched various speakers and awards ceremonies. This was followed by the Fourth General Session where members listened to Kyle Scheele, youth motivational speaker, talk about how one person can make a difference and encouraging others to cause change to happen. Emma Pritchett and Logan Goodman performed in State FFA Chorus during the Third and Fourth General FFA Session, while Maddison Ashby and Brittney Trueblood attended a Teach Ag Workshop, where they learned more about the agriculture education career field. Before the long drive home, members attended one last FFA Session, where they watched NEVC FFA member, Karliegh Conner, receive her State FFA Degrees.
Pictured are (from left) NEVC FFA members Maddison Ashby, Payton Brooks, Makinsey Conner, Emma Pritchett, Brittney Trueblood, Kelly Dade, Logan Goodman, and Mary Thoreson.