Stutesmun of Ozark FFA Chapter named Area 12 Star Farmer

Stutesmun of Ozark FFA Chapter named Area 12 Star Farmer


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009

SEDALIA, Mo., May 1, 2021 -The Missouri FFA Association recognized Keetan Stutesmun of the Ozark FFA Chapter as the Area 12 Star Farmer at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Jason and Karrie Stutesmun of Ozark. His advisors are Heath Wright, Jeremy Sisco and Travis Phipps.

Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 12 includes 21 chapters in the Southwest District.

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

Stutesmun’s SAE consists of an Angora goat herd and working for Stutesmun Logging. He is responsible for all management and labor decisions for his Angora goat business. As an employee of Stutesmun Logging, he helps cut trees into usable lengths, runs a log skidder, bids jobs and sells wood.

Stutesmun served as chapter president. He participated in horse evaluation and selection, dairy cattle evaluation, and farm management career development events. He placed 12th at nationals in the horse evaluation and selection CDE. Stutesmun won the area goat production proficiency award. He attended State FFA Leadership Camp.

In addition to FFA, Stutesmun is a member of National Honor Society and the fishing team. He also is a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

After graduating high school, Stutesmun’s plans include studying electrical distribution systems at State Technical College of Missouri, Linn. Stutesmun said he plans to be an electrical lineman; and continue logging, and raising goats and cattle.

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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