Peterson of Carrollton Area Career Center FFA Chapter named Area 6 Star in Placement
SEDALIA, Mo., May 1, 2021 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Jack Peterson of the Carrollton Area Career Center FFA Chapter as the Area 6 Star in Placement. Peterson is the son of Frank and Angela Peterson of Bogard. His advisors are Jeremy Dodds and Brooke Swindler.
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 6 includes 19 chapters in the Central District.
MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Placement awards and the State Star in Placement Award.
Peterson’s SAE involves employment by several farm operations in his community. He previously worked for Travis Germann as a farmhand spending time mowing, raking and baling hay. He also worked for Brad Bingham assisting with feeding cattle, building and repairing fences, and hauling cattle. He currently works for Casey Flinn and theTina Livestock Market. Here he assists with several chores at the feedlot and performs maintenance and repairs around the farm and sale barn.
Peterson served as chapter vice president of operations and as a member of several chapter committees. He competed on the state level in livestock evaluation, dairy cattle evaluation and agricultural mechanics career development events. He attended the National FFA Convention & Expo serving as a member of the National Courtesy Corps and participated in the National FFA Day of Service.
In addition to FFA, Peterson is a three-year member of SkillsUSA. He placed sixth in the state in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies competition. Peterson is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society.
After graduating high school, Peterson plans to continue his employment at the Flinn farm and the Tina Livestock Market.
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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