Hoyt of Audrain County R-VI Chapter named State FFA Secretary

Hoyt of Audrain County R-VI Chapter named State FFA Secretary

CONTACT INFORMATION

Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – During the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention, Emily Hoyt was named the 2021-2022 State FFA Vice Secretary. Hoyt is a member of the Audrain County R-IV FFA Chapter. Her parents are Brad and Becky Hoyt of Martinsburg. Her advisors are Stacy French and Britton Francis.

Hoyt’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of agricultural education, service learning, and specialty crop production. She runs a virtual and in person program to educate elementary students about agriculture commodities. She also grows over 250 fall mums.

During high school, Hoyt served as chapter president, vice president, and historian, and area president and sentinel.

Hoyt participated in nursery/landscaping, meats evaluation, and agricultural sales career development events, and FFA creed speaking leadership development event. She received Gold rankings individually and as a team at the national nursery/landscaping CDE. She also placed third in FFA creed speaking LDE, and received a Group I individual rating in meats evaluation and agricultural sales CDEs. Hoyt placed first in the Missouri Teach Ag FFA Fall Public Speaking Contest. She won the area service-learning proficiency award. She was named the Chapter Star Greenhand. Hoyt is a graduate of Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy, Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy and Missouri Agribusiness Academy. 

In addition to FFA, Hoyt served as a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of student council. She participated in varsity softball and cheerleading. Outside of school, she is a member of Merry Martins 4-H Club and St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish School of Religion Youth Group, Martinsburg. 

After graduating high school, Hoyt’s plans include attending the University of Missouri, Columbia, to study agricultural education, leadership and communication.

The Missouri FFA has 25,662 members representing 351 chapters. The national organization has more than 760,000 members representing 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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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Emily Hoyt

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