Wall is state winner in agricultural processing proficiency award area

Wall is state winner in agricultural processing proficiency award area


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – Abby Wall of Ashland, Missouri, won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Processing Proficiency Award at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. 


Wall, a senior of Ashland High School, is the daughter of Nathan and Kristine Wall. She is a member of the Ashland FFA Chapter. Her FFA advisors are Rebekah Hammett and Justin Belew. 


Wall’s supervised agricultural experience program is working for ElderBlossom View Orchard. She is responsible for harvesting and processing fresh elderberries. She also juices the berries with a bladder press into 5-gallon buckets. The buckets are put into a freezer until she can create syrups and spirits from the collected juice.  


As an FFA member, Wall attended National FFA Convention & Expo, State FFA Convention, State FFA Leadership Camp and the Learn, Educate, Advance, Develop Conference. She also participated in the State Public Speaking Institute and SHOW ME Summit.   


In addition to FFA, Wall is a member of the Southern Boone Link Crew, Eastside Church of Christ and the Girl Scout Troop 70272. She also plays on the Southern Boone Volleyball Team and the Volleyball Pro Academy. 


After high school, Wall plans to attend the University of Missouri – Columbia to major in agribusiness management with a minor in economics. She also plans to continue working at ElderBlossom View. 


Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agricultural Sales is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. Missouri Agribusiness Association sponsored this award.

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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