Cox named state winner in diversified crop production entrepreneurship proficiency award area

Cox named state winner in diversified crop production entrepreneurship proficiency award area


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

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2022 –Wyatt Cox of Butler won the Missouri FFA Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. 


Cox, a senior at Butler R-5 High School, is a member of the Butler FFA Chapter. He is the son of Brian and LeeAnn Cox. His FFA advisor is Chuck Reece.


Cox’s supervised agricultural experience program began in 2018 when he was able to rent 80 acres to improve his knowledge on crop production. His responsibilities include repairing terraces, waterways and ditches. Cox has expanded his acreage to 344 acres of corn and soybeans. He has expanded his knowledge in the business aspect of his operation by calculating input cost, practicing good record keeping and creating exchanges of labor. 


In FFA, Cox has attended National FFA Convention & Expo, State FFA Convention, Chapter Degree Leadership Conference and Greenland Motivational Conference. He has also received the Star Greenhand Award. 


In addition to FFA, Cox is on the varsity; basketball and baseball teams; National Honor Society; Spirit Club, and is part of a youth group at his church. 


After high school, Cox hopes to expand his row crop production.


Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship and Placement Proficiency is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. Missouri Crop Improvement 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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