Cline is state winner in the agriscience research-integrated systems diversified research award area

Cline is state winner in the agriscience research-integrated systems diversified research award area


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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2022 – Kylie Cline of Tuscumbia, Missouri, won the Missouri FFA Agriscience Research – Integrated Systems Diversified Research Proficiency Award at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention.   


Cline, a senior at Tuscumbia High School, is the son of Drew and Alisha Cline. She is a member of the Tuscumbia FFA Chapter. Her FFA advisor is Lily Grant.


Cline’s supervised agricultural experience program involved the research of biodegradable food packaging. She used various polymers to replace traditional petroleum films. Once the films were made, an analysis was performed and the films were then prepared for both tensile strength and transparency testing. The tensile was put through a texture analyzer at the University of Missouri-Columbia. These tests were performed to ensure that the films would be sufficient for packaging food products.


As an FFA member, Cline attended the Greenhand Motivational Conference and State FFA Leadership Camp. She competed in the FFA creed speaking and FFA knowledge leadership development events. He also participated in the National FFA Agriscience Fair and attended 


After graduation, Cline’s plans include attending the University of Missouri-Columbia to study biochemistry.


Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agriscience research – integrated system is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at state level. St. Louis Community College Center for Plant and Life Sciences 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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