Borchers of Santa Fe FFA Chapter named Area 6 Star in Agribusiness
SEDALIA, Mo., May 1, 2021 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Lane Aaron Borchers of the Santa Fe FFA Chapter as the Area 6 Star in Agribusiness at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Keill and Keri Borchers of Higginsville. His advisor is Martha Schreiman.
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 6 includes 19 chapters in the Central District.
MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Agribusiness awards as well as the State Star in Agribusiness Award.
Borchers’ SAE consist of lawn care and small engine businesses. His lawn care services include mowing, trimming, pruning and leaf removal. The small engine business includes maintenance and repair of weed eaters, lawnmowers, dirt bikes, etc. Borchers also works for an area farmer.
Borchers served as chapter junior sentinel and junior treasurer. He participated at state in forestry and agricultural mechanics career development events. He received a Group I individual rating in the agricultural mechanics CDE. He won the area and placed second at state in the agricultural mechanics repair and maintenance entrepreneurship proficiency award.
In addition to FFA, Borchers is a member of National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, speech and drama club, science club, and chiefs club. He participates in football and baseball. Outside of school, he is a member of Salem United Church of Christ and participates in Youth on Mission.
After graduating high school, Borchers’ plans include attending State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, to study heavy equipment operations. Borcher said he plans on operating heavy machinery and continuing his small engine business.
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: Krill Borchers, Lane Borchers, Keri Borchers, and Advisor Martha Schreiman.