Valbracht places second in agricultural mechanics repair and maintenance entrepreneurship proficiency award area

Keagan Valbracht from Chillicothe places second in agricultural mechanics repair

Keagan Valbracht of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter received the second-place Missouri FFA Agricultural Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees, or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agricultural mechanics repair and maintenance entrepreneurship is one of 46 proficiency […]

Chillicothe FFA agricultural sales team places third in state competition 2021

Chillicothe FFA agricultural sales team places third in state competition

The Chillicothe FFA Chapter placed third in the agricultural sales career development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. There were 16 teams in the competition. The team members include Seth Hansen, Gabbryelle Hapes, Makenna Campbell, and Chandler Stedem. Hansen placed second, Hapes placed fourth, Campbell placed 31st and Stedem placed 40th out of 56 […]

Hansen of Chillicothe Chapter named State FFA Vice President

Chillicothe FFA student named State FFA Vice President for 2021-2022

During the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention, Seth Hansen was named the 2021-2022 State FFA Vice President. Hansen is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter. His parents are Kevin and Bobbi Hansen of Chillicothe. His advisors are Brook Kreatz, Lance Martin, Randy Plattner, and Neal Wolf. Hansen’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of a flock […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Local youth set record-breaking sales in Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions

The Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show celebrated youth in agriculture on Saturday, Aug. 22. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, breaking numerous records from previous sales raising a total of $193,120 for Youth in Agriculture.   Connor Keithley, of Chillicothe, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow. Connor is the son of Chad and […]

Connor Keithley Chillicothe

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion barrow owned by Chillicothe and Savannah 4-H members

Payton Rodgers, daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers, is the exhibitor of the 2020 Grand Champion Barrow at the Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show. Payton is from Savannah and is a member of the Kodiak Kadettes 4-H Club. Payton’s prize-winning Barrow weighed 289 pounds.  The Reserve Grand Champion Barrow honor went to Connor Keithley […]

Chillicothe Students part of FFA Courtesy Corps

Students from Chillicothe FFA Chapter part of National FFA Courtesy Corps

The 92nd National FFA Convention included everything from arena stage events to the Day of Service and workshops for nearly 65,000 attendees. It takes many volunteers to help make a convention of this magnitude a positive experience for all of its guests. This year approximately 900 FFA members, including students from the Chillicothe FFA Chapter, […]

Chillicothe FFA Students take part in Fall Speaking Contest

Chillicothe FFA students participate in Fall Speaking Contest

Chillicothe FFA students recently participated in the Area II Fall Speaking Contest in Gallatin. Rachel Holt competed in the Missouri Farm Bureau Contest, Madelyn Wilford competed in the Missouri Pork Producers Contest, Abbey Hayen competed in the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives, Seth Hansen competed in the Missouri Teach Ag, Josh Eckert competed in the Missouri […]

American FFA Degree

Area students to receive American FFA Degree at convention in Indianapolis

The National FFA convention Thursday through Saturday in Indianapolis. Many students from Trenton and the surrounding area will be presented with the American FFA Degree on Saturday which is the highest individual honor for members. The Trenton FFA chapter will have six recipients: Paydn Gibson, Jasper Hansen, Emily Kasinger, Tyler Kidd, Hannah Persell, and Jayden […]

L to R - First Place Team - Sam Meservey, Mack Anderson, Clayton Walker, Trace Rardon, Bryce Wolf

Chillicothe FFA members attend trap shoot at Trenton Trap Range

The Chillicothe FFA Chapter recently attended the area trap shoot held at the Trenton Trap Range. The first place overall team was the Chillicothe team. The Chillicothe FFA Chapter had 4 teams/24 individuals shoot on Saturday; Bryce Wolf A–30, Clayton Walker A-46, Mack Anderson A-47, Trace Rardon A-45, Sam Meservey A-42, Kale Campbell B-38, Tucker Burtch […]

Chillicothe FFA Greenhand Initiation 2019

Chillicothe FFA chapter holds Greenhand Initiation Ceremony

Earlier in the month of October, sixty-six Greenhands of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter attended the Area II Greenhand Initiation ceremony in Gallatin. The Area II officer team, which was led by President, Rachel Holt of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter, conducted the initiation. During the initiation, the Greenhands listened to the 2019 Area Creed speaker, Rebecca […]

Chillicothe FFA Mud Volleyball Tournament

Almost 400 attend Mud Volleyball Tournament in Chillicothe

Three-hundred-eighty-five Chillicothe FFA members and spectators attended the chapter’s Sixth Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament recently. Approximately $1,200 was raised from the event, which will go to the Kiwanis’s Shop with a Cop program. The winning team was the Mud Pits, second place went to the Gold Diggers, and third place went to the Beef Tips. […]

September 1st Trapshoot

Chillicothe FFA Chapter places first at trap shoot in Trenton

A Chillicothe FFA Chapter team placed first overall in the area trap shoot at the Trenton Trap and Skeet Range Saturday. Chillicothe Team A received first place. Individuals with top ten honors overall included Wade Horton with first, Trace Rardon second, and Morgan Anderson third. Individuals with top-five honors in the female division included Brooke […]

Chautauqua In The Park

35th Annual Chautauqua in the Park kicks off Saturday in Chillicothe

The 35th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 7th and 8th, 2019 at Simpson Park in Chillicothe, Missouri. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. […]

Montana Plattner attends HYPE Academy

Chillicothe FFA member attends Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy

Missouri’s top 30 FFA high school seniors completed the fifth annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) FFA Academy June 25-27, in Columbia, Missouri. Chillicothe FFA member Montana Plattner was a member of the top 30 attending the program. The three-day intensive program is designed to inform and empower students to effectively engage in pressing agriculture […]

Area students to receive state FFA degrees at annual convention in Columbia

Garret Cramer of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter named State Star Farmer

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Garret Cramer of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter as the State Star Farmer at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are John and Janet Cramer of Ludlow. His advisors are Lance Martin, Randy Plattner, Leda Schreiner, and Neal Wolf. Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in […]