Norfleet of Mexico Chapter named State FFA Vice President

Norfleet of Mexico Chapter named State FFA Vice President

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, Grant Norfleet was named the 2021-2022 State FFA Vice President. Norfleet is a member of the Mexico FFA Chapter. His parents are Allison and Kent Norfleet of Mexico. His advisors are Kendra Allen and Austin McBride. 

Norfleet’s supervised agricultural experience program includes raising and exhibiting beef cattle. He is a volunteer educator with Ag Ed on the Move at the Williams Family Support Center. Additionally, he is employed by True Line Title Company, Mexico, as head office and data coordinator.

During high school, Norfleet served as chapter president, secretary, and reporter, and area president.

Norfleet competed in agricultural sales, dairy foods, and poultry career development events; and agricultural issues forum and advanced prepared public speaking leadership development events. He received a Group I individual rating in agricultural sales CDE. He placed second in the Missouri Teach Ag FFA Fall Public Speaking Contest and participated in the Missouri Farm Bureau Public Speaking Contest. Norfleet won the state service-learning proficiency award. He was named Chapter Star in Agriscience, Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Sophomore and Outstanding Junior. He is a graduate of the Missouri Agribusiness Academy, Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy and Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy.

In addition to FFA, Norfleet served as the student council student body treasurer and National Honor Society vice president. He participated in speech and debate, and was recognized as a National Speech and Debate Association Academic-All-American. Outside of school, he was a Missouri 4-H and served as his club’s vice president and treasurer.

After graduating high school, Norfleet’s plans include attending the University of Missouri, Columbia, to study agricultural education, communication and leadership, and agricultural policy. Norfleet said he hopes to work in agricultural public affairs and policy. 

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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Grant Norfleet

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