Peterson is state winner in beef production – placement proficiency award area

Peterson is state winner in beef production – placement proficiency award area


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – Jack Peterson of Bogard, Missouri, won the Missouri FFA Beef Production – Placement Proficiency Award at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention.

Peterson, a graduate of Carrollton R-7 High School, is the son of Frank and Angela Peterson. He is a member of the Carrollton Area Career Center FFA Chapter. His chapter advisors are Brooke Swindler and Jeremy Dodds. 

Peterson’s supervised agricultural experience program consisted of beef production for multiple cattle producers. Peterson started work at his family’s beef operation and Marshall Sale Barn. He has also worked at the Tina-Livestock Barn and individuals’ cow-calf operations. His main responsibilities were feeding, hauling, and doctoring cattle. He has also been involved in transporting, pen backing sold beef animals, and cleaning those facilities.

As an FFA member, Peterson has attended the State FFA Convention and the National FFA Convention & Expo. He was also a part of the state FFA agriculture services proficiency.

Outside of FFA, Peterson was a member of the A+ Program, honor roll, and SkillsUSA. He also played varsity golf for Carrollton R-7 School.

After graduating high school, Peterson became a full-time employee for Casey Fill and Tina-Livestock. He plans to continue to work in beef production.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Beef production placement is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. The Missouri Cattlemen’s 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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