Tyler Phillips of Mound City received the second-place Missouri FFA Wildlife Management Proficiency Award at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention.
Phillips, a junior at Mound City R-II High School, is the son of Matt and Brittany Phillips. He is a member of the Mound City FFA Chapter. His advisor is Connor Dignan.
Phillips’ supervised agricultural experience program consists of managing a duck lake for a local community member. His main objective is to encourage animal habitation by developing and improving the area. Phillips ensures the lake is optimal for hunting by leveling the ground, planting food plots and seeding the land.
As an FFA member, Phillips attended Greenhand Motivational Conference and Linn Creek Trapshoot.
In addition to FFA, Phillips was a member of National Honor Society, art club and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. He also participated in football and basketball.
After graduation, Phillips’ plans include furthering his education by studying ecology and wildlife conservation. He said he wants to own a habitat and property management business.