Troy FFA receives Top Chapter Award

Troy 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 the Troy FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award. Troy placed eighth 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. 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.This award is sponsored by FCS Financial. The Troy FFA advisors are Rob Calvin, Matt McCrory, Elizabeth Utterback, and Mikhayla Dempsey. 


The Troy FFA growing leaders activities included the Zoom In on Agricultural Careers program. Members organized virtual Zoom events with chapter alumni who work in the agricultural industry to promote career readiness. 


Chapter activities in the strengthening agriculture category included the “Where Does it Come From” Agriculture Crusade. The chapter taught community members about farm production practices and elementary students about agricultural commodities and distribution.


Building communities activities included the creation of the Veterans Day Honor Wall & 9/11 tribute. Chapter members coordinated a community service activity to honor Veterans who have served in the United States military by creating an “Honor Wall” where students could honor men and women in the community who have served our nation.

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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