Boonville FFA receives Top Chapter Award

Boonville FFA receives Top Chapter Award


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

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association awarded Boonville FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award. Boonville placed fifth out of 353 chapters. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year.


The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. Chapters improve operations using the National Quality Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasize growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership. This award is sponsored by FCS Financial. The Boonville FFA advisors are Deanna Thies, Jeremiah Markway and Doug Henke. 


The Boonville FFA growing leaders activities included Study Skills Bag. To assist members, every member was presented with a study skills bag prior to finals week. Bags contained healthy food items, educational items and study tips to help members excel during their finals. 


Chapter activities in the strengthening agriculture category included Did You Know? Utilizing their technical school’s electronic message board and a bulletin board outside the agriculture department, Agricultural Literacy Committee members took turns displaying different agricultural facts weekly.


Building communities activities included Members Teach the Masters. Members collaborated with the Boonslick Master Gardeners to create a program bringing together FFA members and master gardeners to create floral arrangements through a free class. Members conducted this activity to improve community connections and soft skills.


The top chapters compete for the National FFA Chapter Award. Winners will be announced this fall at the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. 

The Missouri FFA has 25,626 members representing 353 chapters. The national organization has more than 735,000 members representing 8,817 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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