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Director of Agriculture announces grants for 4-H and FFA service projects

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 16 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2022 Building Our American Communities grant program. Eight 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. “We […]

Brandi Ellis Wins Young Farmer Excellence Award

Brandi Ellis wins Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award

Brandi Ellis, of Weatherby, won the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award during the organization’s 107th annual meeting on December 7 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Excellence in Agriculture Award is designed to recognize young farmers and ranchers who have not received a majority of their income from […]

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Gallatin Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Reports highlight the agenda for a Thursday night, December 16 meeting of the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education. Among the reports on the agenda is a Vocational Report from Brant Burns and Amy Holder regarding the Gallatin FFA Chapter. Other topics are listed as the 2020-21 school district audit, the Belcher scholarship application, and an […]

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Grundy R-5, Princeton and Gallatin R-5 Schools to host Veterans Day programs

The Princeton FCCLA will host a Veterans Day program in the school gym for area veterans and active duty servicemen and women. The event will be held on Thursday, November 11 at 2 p.m. Refreshments will follow. The Grundy County R-5 FFA Chapter will host a Veterans Day breakfast and assembly for area veterans. Biscuits […]

National FFA Convention 2021

Area students to receive American FFA Degree at National FFA Convention

Numerous members of area FFA Chapters are to receive the highest FFA individual degree this week at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The American FFA Degree awards ceremony is to be held on Saturday morning October 30, 2021. Area recipients by school chapter include: Trenton: Allena Allen Grace Allen McKenna Cox Mackenzie McAtee Matthew […]

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Audio: Missouri Days Marching Festival preparations in final phases for Saturday kickoff

Preparations are in the final phases for the Missouri Days Marching Festival this Saturday in Trenton. On behalf of the local band committee, Phillip Ray discussed the number of entries as of Monday morning, October 11, 2021.     The number of bands coming to Trenton could still change before Saturday due to schools that […]

Madison Wolf, 10, with her Hampshire, Hampy.

Missouri 4-H’ers donate more than a half-ton of protein to fight food insecurity by donating pigs at Missouri State Fair

This summer, Missouri 4-H youths raised more than 1,100 pounds of protein for Missourians in need by donating pigs at the 2021 Missouri State Fair. The pork contributed through Missouri Farmers Care’s Hogs for Hunger program will provide 5,028 meals for food-insecure Missourians. Hogs for Hunger, previously known as the Missouri Farmers Care Pork Partnership, […]

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Missouri State Fair auction results from the Sale of Champions

The Missouri State Fair celebrated youth in agriculture on Saturday, Aug. 21. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, breaking records from previous sales, raising a total of $185,948 for Youth in Agriculture.  The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Payton Rodgers of Savannah, MO. Payton is the daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers, […]

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Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrows announced

Connor Keithley, son of Chad and Betsy Keithley, is the exhibitor of the 2021 Grand Champion Barrow at the Missouri State Fair. Connor is from Chillicothe and is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter. Connor’s prize-winning crossbred barrow weighed 225 pounds.   The Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow honor went to Wyatt Collard of […]

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Teachers across the country share FFA and agriculture opportunities

For years, teachers across the country have advocated for their students regardless of their environment – whether it be in-person, virtual, or hybrid. Agricultural education teachers are no exception. For the past few years, they have worked together to share the story of FFA and agricultural education in their states and communities. This summer, more […]

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Officers installed, awards and scholarships presented at Trenton FFA Chapter Banquet

Ten new officers were installed, and numerous awards and scholarships were presented at Friday night’s Trenton FFA Chapter Banquet. Next year’s President of the Trenton FFA will be Colton Roy. The Vice Presidents are Rebecca Urich and Kaci Persell. The Secretary will be Gracyn Rongey, and the Treasurer is Makenzee Epperson, Sentinel is Gavin Chambers, […]

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Missouri FFA Association announces winners of proficiency awards at State FFA Convention

The Missouri FFA Association has released names of the winners of numerous proficiency awards at the state convention held at Sedalia late last week. Ninety-two students won either first or second place in 46 proficiency areas. After a review of the list, first place winners among those in area FFA Chapters include Kale Campbell of […]

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Brylee Williams of Princeton FFA Chapter named Area 2 Star in Agribusiness

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Brylee Loren Williams of the Princeton FFA Chapter as the Area 2 Star in Agribusiness and one of four finalists at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Bryan and Joni Williams of Princeton. Her advisor is Bryan Williams. Area Stars in Agribusiness are selected based upon outstanding work […]

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Brylee Williams is state winner in Agricultural Education Proficiency award

Brylee Williams of the Princeton FFA Chapter won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Education 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 education is one of 46 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. Missouri Vocational […]

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 […]

Kidridge Griffin of Trenton FFA Chapter named State Star Farmer

Kidridge Griffin of Trenton FFA Chapter named State Star Farmer

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Kidridge Griffin of the Trenton FFA Chapter as the State Star Farmer at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Ethan and Amanda Griffin of Trenton. His advisors are Kabel Oaks and Sadie Roy. The State Star Farmer is chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student’s supervised […]

Trenton FFA named Top Chapter Award state winner 2021

Trenton FFA chapter named Top Chapter in the state of Missouri

The Missouri FFA Association named Trenton FFA as the Top Chapter in the state. The chapter placed first out of 351. The Trenton FFA advisors are Kabel Oaks and Sadie Roy. The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve […]

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 […]