Sampson is state winner in diversified crop production placement proficiency award area

Sampson is state winner in diversified crop production placement proficiency award area


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

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2022 – Corbin Sampson of Kirksville won the Missouri FFA Diversified Crop Production Placement Proficiency Award at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. 


Sampson, a senior at Kirksville Senior High School, is the son of Chad and Mackenzie Sampson. He is a member of the Kirksville FFA Chapter. His advisors are Jason Dimmitt and Jordan Webber.


Sampson’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of working for Sampson Cattle Company, a large row crop farm of 1,500 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and high quality hay. His duties on the farm include preparing and maintaining the equipment needed for daily work in the fields. Sampson maintains crops ensuring they grow properly and efficiently. He also assists in putting up 700 tons of silage yearly for cattle feed.


As an FFA member, Sampson has participated in the National FFA Convention & Expo and the State FFA Convention. He was involved in the Brunswick Judging Day and the Missouri State Fair Exhibitor. 


In addition to FFA, Sampson is a member of the National Junior Angus Association and has also served as the treasurer, the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association, and the Adair County Aggies 4-H Club.


After graduation, Sampson’s plans include attending either North Central Missouri College or Northwest Missouri State University pursuing a degree in agricultural business. He would like to continue to expand his SAE business, as well as extend his mobile welding business.


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