Freiburger of Verona FFA Chapter named Area 11 Star in Agriscience

Freiburger of Verona FFA Chapter named Area 11 Star in Agriscience


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SEDALIA, Mo., May 1, 2021 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Courtney Freiburger of the Verona FFA Chapter as Area 11 Star in Agriscience at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Thad and Tina Freiburger of Verona. Her advisors are David Parrack and Devin Wilkerson.

Area Stars in Agriscience are selected based upon outstanding achievement in agriscience as part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 11 includes 16 chapters in the Southwest District.

MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Agriscience awards and the State Star in Agriscience Award.

Freiburger’s SAE consists of two gluten experiments. Her project, Flour Power, studied the amount of gluten in wheat, bread and all-purpose flour. Freiburger made dough from each flour type and rinsed it until only gluten was left. She allowed the glutens to dry and weighed them. She found wheat flour contained the most gluten and all-purpose flour contained the least. In Freiburger’s second experiment, she tested how the gluten percentage in flour would affect bread proofing. She created dough from wheat (13.63% gluten), bread (12.65% gluten), all-purpose (8.99% gluten) and gluten-free (0% gluten) flour. Freiburger measured the height of each dough after rising. She found bread flour produced the highest rise and gluten-free flour had the least.

Freiburger currently serves as chapter president, and previously served as chapter historian, secretary, and treasurer. She participated in entomology and farm management career development events. At state in the entomology CDE, she received a Group II team rating. At the National FFA Agriscience Fair, Freiburger placed fifth in the food products and processing systems division. She attended National FFA Convention & Expo.

In addition to FFA, Freiburger is a member of National Honor Society, academic team and math league. She serves as class president and Future Business Leaders of America district vice president of membership. She participates in volleyball and basketball.

After graduating high school, Freiburger’s plans include studying nursing at College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout. Freiburger said she plans on becoming a registered nurse in labor and delivery.

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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