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2018 National FFA Convention Results by the Numbers
Nearly 70,000 registered for National FFA Convention - Over 7500 were registrations from Missouri
518 American Degrees - the highest degree the organization can bestow. Missouri had 12% of the recipients and less than 1% of the National FFA Membership receive this degree.
31 Missouri FFA Chapters received a 3 Star chapter rating - Only about 4% of the nation;s chapters receive this award and Missouri chapters had 11% of the three star rated chapters. This recognizes the chapters in their communities and classrooms during the year.
10 MIssouri FFA chapters placed in the top ten in their respective Career and Leadership Development Events. Columbia and Owensville brought home first in Horse Evaluation and Floriculture respectively.
9 Honorary American FFA Degree recipients; these individuals have provided exceptional service to agriculture, agriculture education or the FFA. Colleen Abbott, Columbia; Hilary Black, Jefferson City; Doug Kueker, Lake Ozark; Jackie Lacy, Maryville; Charli J. Baugh, Joplin; Jay Craven, Holden; Paul Crews, Glasgow; Kelli Nolting, Carl Junction; Kyle Whittaker, Marshfield.
4 Missouri FFA members place first in their respective proficiency award areas. These awards are designed to encourage students to develop specialized skills that they can use in future agriculture career. Jacob Bland, Richland FFA in Equine Science Placement; Hannah Strain, Rolla FFA in Forage Production; Grace Box, Neosho FFA in Specialty Crop Production; and Brendan Kleiboeker, Pierce City FFA in Swine Production Placement.
1 Missouri FFA Chapter - The Marshall FFA Chapter was named the top chapter in the nation for the second year in a row and the third time in the last four years. the Paris FFA chapter was also named a top 10 chapter in the nation.
1 Missouri FFA member - Austin Stanton, Centralia FFA Chapter was awarded the American Star Farmer. This award is presented to the FFA member who demonstrates the top production agriculture supervised agricultural experience in the nation.
Congratulations to all Missouri FFA members and we encourage you to continue to strive to Grow as Leaders, Build your Communities, and work to Strengthen Agriculture.