Jumps of Gallatin FFA Chapter named Area 2 Star in Placement
SEDALIA, Mo., May 1, 2021 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Hayden Jumps of the Gallatin FFA Chapter as the Area 2 Star in Placement at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Rustin and Shelly Jumps of Gallatin. His advisors are Ron Alden and Amy Holder.
Area Stars in Placement are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as a part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 2 includes 26 chapters in the Northwest District.
MFA Inc., Columbia, Mo., sponsors the 16 area Star in Placement awards and the State Star in Placement Award.
Jumps’ SAE consists of working for livestock producers, a country club, a tractor dealership, an excavating company and an auction service. He worked for three livestock producers, and harvested hay, administered vaccinations, and cared for animals. At Daviess County Country Club, Gallatin, he maintained landscaping and turf surfaces, and controlled pests. At Terry Implement, Gallatin, Jumps repaired equipment and sold parts. For Will Salmon Excavating, Gallatin, he used heavy equipment to construct basements, storm shelters, retaining walls, terraces and boat docks. For Jump’s Auction Service, he inventoried and organized items.
Jumps currently serves as chapter sentinel. He participated in horse evaluation and selection, and entomology career development event teams. Jumps won the area landscape management proficiency award, and received Gold rating at nationals for his turf grass management proficiency award. He was named Chapter Star in Placement.
In addition to FFA, Jumps is a member of principal’s honor roll. He participates in varsity golf and SkillsUSA. Outside of school, Jumps is a member of Quail Forever and Daviess County Country Club, Gallatin.
After graduating high school, Jumps’ plans include attending State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, to study heavy equipment operations. Jumps said he plans on a heavy equipment career, and hopes to own a heavy equipment 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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