Maggie Fernandez

Maggie Fernandez is Putnam County Career and Technical Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Maggie Fernandez as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for February 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Governor Parson and FFA Students

Governor Mike Parson proclaims National FFA Week in Missouri for nearly 26,000 agriculture students

Governor Mike Parson proclaimed February 20-27, 2021, as National FFA Week in Missouri on behalf of nearly 26,000 members of Missouri FFA. Missouri FFA President Justin Eddy of Columbia received the proclamation on behalf of the 2020-2021 Missouri FFA State Officer team. “Missouri agriculture has a bright future, and you can see that in action […]

FFA Week

Audio: Trenton High School to observe National FFA Week with a variety of activities

Trenton High Schools’ FFA Chapter is observing National FFA Week with daily activities plus the rescheduling of two events normally held during this week. Sunday, 23 members attended Laredo Christian Church. Today was designed as “Boots and Bibs” day at TH-S.  Tuesday involves FFA members bringing tractors and trucks to school. Kidridge Griffin is the […]

FFA and 4-H logos

Director of Agriculture announces funding for local 4-H, FFA youth service projects

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 14 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Building Our American Communities grant program. Six local chapters of the National FFA Organization and eight Missouri 4-H clubs statewide have been awarded funds for their community service projects this year. “It’s […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Agribusiness Academy

Applications now available for 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is offering 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2021 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. MAbA is a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related degrees and careers. “With this class, the […]

Missouri FFA Jacket with emblem

Area students are winners in FFA proficiency categories; finalists for proficiency awards

Two FFA members in Mercer County are national finalists this year for proficiency awards. Others from chapters at Trenton and Gallatin are listed as winners of medals in their proficiency areas. Brylee Williams of the Princeton FFA Chapter is among four finalists across the country for a national award in swine production entrepreneurship. Zach Main […]

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 […]