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Local FFA Members Awarded National American FFA Degree

INDIANAPOLIS (National FFA Organization) – Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year 4,136 American Degrees were awarded.

Quinn Doak, Courtney McCollum, Clayton Moore, members of the Milan FFA chapter in Milan Mo, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 27-29, held virtually.

Sponsored by Case IH, Elanco Animal Health, and Syngenta, the award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing, or service programs.

To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they own their own business or hold a professional position as an employee. Recipients must also complete 50 hours of community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement through the completion of a long list of FFA and community activities. Less than one percent of FFA members achieve the American FFA Degree.

Each recipient of the American FFA Degree receives a gold American FFA Degree key and certificate after being recognized at the national convention.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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About National FFA OrganizationThe National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

About National FFA FoundationThe National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations, and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. A separately registered nonprofit organization, the foundation is governed by a board of trustees that includes the national FFA president, educators, business leaders, and individual donors. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.

Sayre receives Gold Rating at Nationals agriculture education proficiency award area

Brett Sayre of Milan won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Education Proficiency Award In April and competed at the National level receiving a gold rating.

Sayre, a graduate of Milan C-2 Schools, is the son of Jarred and Missy Sayre. He is a member of the Milan FFA Chapter. His advisors are Jarred Sayre and Cassie Cowles.

Sayre’s supervised agricultural experience program involves tutoring for the A+ Cadet Teaching program for the Milan C-2 agricultural education classes. Sayre taught lessons in animal science, horse production, and entomology. In addition, he served as a group leader during an annual petting zoo and worked with third graders through Agriculture in the Classroom.

In FFA, Sayre served as chapter president. He competed at the state level in the parliamentary procedure, and horse evaluation and selection career development events. Sayre is a graduate of Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy and attended Washington Leadership Conference, National FFA Convention & Expo, and State FFA Leadership Camp.

In addition to FFA, Sayre was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in baseball and basketball. Outside of school, he is a member of the First Baptist Church and volunteers during Vacation Bible School.

Sayre is a student at the University of Missouri, Columbia, studying agricultural business management. After graduating, Sayre said he wants to pursue a career in agricultural business with an emphasis on animal science.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agriculture entrepreneurs, employees, or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agricultural Education is one of 46 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. The James F Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation sponsored this national award.

The Missouri FFA has 25,945 members representing 348 chapters. The national organization has more than 700,000 members representing 8,612 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Moore is national participant in FFA Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication Proficiency award area

Clayton Moore of Milan won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication Proficiency Award and was a national participant in this award area.

Moore, a graduate of Milan C-2 High School, is the son of Chet and Stephanie Moore. He is a member of the Milan FFA Chapter. His advisors are Jarred Sayre and Cassie Cowles.

Moore’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of an internship with the North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative (NCMEC). As a part of his internship, Moore was paired with experienced linemen to learn about energy delivery. Moore began building meter boxes and learned to set poles and check transformers. At the conclusion of his internship, Moore was offered a full-time position with the cooperative.

In FFA, Moore served as chapter president and an officer in the Area 3 Association. He competed in the state dairy cattle evaluation and livestock evaluation career development events receiving a Group I rating in both events. In 2019, Moore won the Missouri FFA Forage Production Proficiency Award and won both Grand Champion Steer and Grand Champion Heifer at a national livestock show. He attended Washington Leadership Conference, National FFA Convention & Expo, and Missouri FFA Convention.

In addition to FFA, Moore was a member of the Milan High School student council. He is a member of Linn County 4-H, Missouri Club Calf Association, and National Junior Angus Association. Moore is a member of the Milan Christian Church.

Moore plans to continue working with NCMEC. He is working on his required training to become a journeyman lineman. Moore said that after a few years he would like to start a show-cattle operation and purchase farm acreage.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees, or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication one of 46 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level.

The Missouri FFA has 25,945 members representing 348 chapters. The national organization has more than 700,000 members representing 8,612 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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Sayre is state winner in agriculture education proficiency award area

Brett Sayre

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 20, 2020 – Brett Sayre of Milan won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Education Proficiency Award.

Sayre, a graduate of Milan C-2 Schools, is the son of Jarred and Missy Sayre. He is a member of the Milan FFA Chapter. His advisors are Jarred Sayre and Cassie Cowles.

Sayre’s supervised agricultural experience program involves tutoring for the A+ Cadet Teaching program for the Milan C-2 agricultural education classes. Sayre taught lessons in animal science, horse production, and entomology. In addition, he served as a group leader during an annual petting zoo and worked with third graders through Agriculture in the Classroom.

In FFA, Sayre served as chapter president. He competed at the state level in the parliamentary procedure, and horse evaluation and selection career development events. Sayre is a graduate of Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy and attended Washington Leadership Conference, National FFA Convention & Expo, and State FFA Leadership Camp.

In addition to FFA, Sayre was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in baseball and basketball. Outside of school, he is a member of the First Baptist Church and volunteers during Vacation Bible School.

Sayre is a student at the University of Missouri, Columbia, studying agricultural business. After graduating, Sayre said he wants to pursue a career in agricultural business with an emphasis on animal science.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agriculture entrepreneurs, employees, or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agricultural Education is one of 46 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. The Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association sponsored this award.

The Missouri FFA has 25,945 members representing 348 chapters. The national organization has more than 700,000 members representing 8,612 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Moore is state winner in agricultural mechanics design and fabrication proficiency award area

Clayton Moore

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 20, 2020 – Clayton Moore of Milan won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication Proficiency Award.

Moore, a graduate of Milan C-2 High School, is the son of Chet and Stephanie Moore. He is a member of the Milan FFA Chapter. His advisors are Jarred Sayre and Cassie Cowles.

Moore’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of an internship with the North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative (NCMEC). As a part of his internship, Moore was paired with experienced linemen to learn about energy delivery. Moore began building meter boxes and learned to set poles and check transformers. At the conclusion of his internship, Moore was offered a full-time position with the cooperative.

In FFA, Moore served as chapter president and an officer in the Area 3 Association. He competed in the state dairy cattle evaluation and livestock evaluation career development events receiving a Group I rating in both events. In 2019, Moore won the Missouri FFA Forage Production Proficiency Award and won both Grand Champion Steer and Grand Champion Heifer at a national livestock show. He attended Washington Leadership Conference, National FFA Convention & Expo, and the Missouri FFA Convention.

In addition to FFA, Moore was a member of the Milan High School student council. He is a member of Linn County 4-H, Missouri Club Calf Association and National Junior Angus Association. Moore is a member of the Milan Christian Church.

Moore plans to continue working with NCMEC. He is working on his required training to become a journeyman lineman. Moore said that after a few years he would like to start a show-cattle operation and purchase farm acreage.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees, or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication one of 46 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. Ahrens Steel and Welding Supply, Columbia, Missouri, sponsors this award.

The Missouri FFA has 25,945 members representing 348 chapters. The national organization has more than 700,000 members representing 8,612 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

2020 State Degree Press Release

Local FFA members receive the state's highest FFA honor

Savanna Linhart, Erin Richardson and Kaleb Weaverof Milan has received the State FFA Degree, the highest degree members can receive at the state level. The Milan FFA Chapter members are one of a record 988 degree recipients receiving the honor.

Prior to 2020, the number of recipients was limited to 3 percent of the Missouri FFA Association members. Now earning the degree is based on minimum specific qualifications. "Missouri FFA members have always considered earning the State FFA Degree an honor,” said Missouri FFA Association Advisor Leon Busdieker. “Instead of limiting the number of individuals eligible to earn the degree, the Missouri FFA Association has established a minimum set of qualifications, increasing the number of recipients. This gives students a more defined path to recognition."

Awarding of the degree is based on a member's supervised agricultural experience program in agribusiness or production agriculture, and leadership ability as demonstrated through involvement in FFA, school, and community activities.

The State FFA Degree award charms are sponsored by MFA Inc., Columbia.

The Missouri FFA has 25,945 members representing 348 chapters. The national organization has more than 700,000 members representing 8,612 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Savanna Linhart

Erin Richardson

Kaleb Weaver

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