Hutto of Ava FFA Chapter named Area 14 Star in Agribusiness
SEDALIA, Mo., May 1, 2021 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Levi Hutto of the St. James FFA Chapter as the Area 14 Star in Agribusiness at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Dale and Robin Hutto of St. James. His advisors are Tim Davis and Whitney McWhorter.
Area Stars in Agribusiness are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 14 includes 20 chapters in the South Central District.
MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Agribusiness awards as well as the State Star in Agribusiness Award.
Hutto’s SAE involves wood production, hay production, and equine training and sales. His wood production business involves harvesting, splitting, stacking and selling wood by the truckload. He also harvests and delivers round and square bales. Hutto purchased; trained; and sold horses, mules and ponies.
Hutto currently serves as the chapter personal growth and safety committee chairperson. He participated at state in horse evaluation and selection career development event. He attended State FFA Convention, Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education Legislative Day, Greenhand Motivational Conference, and University of Missouri field day events.
In addition to FFA, Hutto participates in football and was selected for the 2019 All-Conference football team. Outside of school, he is a member of American Quarter Horse Association and American Paint Horse Association. He also attends the Broadway Baptist Church, St. James.
After graduating high school, Hutto’s plans include joining the Electrician’s Union to gain on-the-job training and skills. Hutto said he hopes to open a residential and commercial electrical business, and continue working in agriculture.
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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Pictured from left: Advisor Whitney McWhorter, Levi Hutto, and Advisor Tim Davis.