Chillicothe Missouri FFA members receive Area 2 Proficiency Award

Chillicothe State Proficiency Awards

The following students received first place in the Area 2 proficiency award selection. These students competed at the state level against fifteen other area contestants.

  • Kimberlee Roney – Dairy Production-Placement – Student works in the dairy cattle industry applying the best management practices available to efficiently produce and market dairy cattle and dairy cattle products.

  • Colton Peel – (2nd in state) – Diversified Horticulture – Entrepreneurship/Placement – Student works for someone who or owns the enterprise or business that applies the best management practices available to efficiently manage an SAE program that includes two or more of the following proficiency areas: landscape management, nursery operations, turf grass management, or the specific floricultural production or floral design and floral sales activities accepted in specialty crop production.

  • Cameron Moore – (1st in state) – Equine Production-Entrepreneurship – Student owns an enterprise or business that provides experiences in horse production, breeding, marketing, showing and other aspects of the equine industry. Programs may also include calf roping, barrel racing, rodeo, racing, training, riding lessons and therapeutic horseback riding if horses are owned and/or managed by the member. This also includes miniature horses.

  • Jessica Moore – Equine Production-Placement – Student works for an employer providing experience in horse production, breeding, marketing, showing and other aspects of the equine industry. Programs may also include calf roping, barrel racing, rodeo, racing, training, riding lessons and therapeutic horseback riding if horses are not owned and/or managed by the member. This also includes miniature horses (prior to 2012, formerly in specialty animal production).

  • Laney Gaston – Grain Production-Entrepreneurship – Student owns an enterprise or business that applies the best management practices available to efficiently produce and market crops for grain production such as corn, barley (including the malting types), millet, buckwheat, oats, grain sorghum, milo, wheat, rice, and rye. Grain Production does not include any of the aforementioned crops with an intended use for forage.

  • Liberty Cox – (1st in state) – Small Animal Care and Production – Student owns the enterprise, or works for a business that includes the best management practices available to efficiently produce and market small animals such as all rabbits, cats, dogs, mice, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, lizards, small birds (such as canaries, cockatiels, cockatoos, parakeets, parrots, etc.,) and programs that typically provide a service in caring for the well-being of pets. Programs could include working at a pet shop, as a groomer, as a dog trainer, providing pet sitting services, working at a kennel, or preparing guide and assistance animals.

  • Lane Peters – (1st in state) – Specialty Animal Production – Applies the best management practices available to efficiently produce and market specialty animals within the Agriculture industry. Students in the specialty animal production proficiency area must demonstrate that they are producing and marketing specialty animals not covered in any of the existing award categories. Specialty animals can include the following: aquaculture, bees, mules, donkeys, bison, oxen, mink, worms, ostriches, pigeons, emus, alpacas or llamas. Placement experiences could include roles as a zoo worker or placement at any specialty animal facility. In their supervised work experience, students must participate in hands-on activities including feeding, inoculating, performing basic animal care, weighing, measuring, showing and possibly marketing animals in an entrepreneurial or work placement environment.

At the Missouri State FFA Convention Liberty Cox, Cameron Moore, and Lane Peters received 1st place in their respective proficiency award areas. Colton Peel received 2nd place in his proficiency award area. Cox, Moore, and Peters will now advance to the national level and compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN in October 2018.