Jensen is state winner in dairy production placement proficiency award area
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2022 — Jace Jensen of Conway won the Missouri FFA Dairy Production Placement Proficiency Award at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention.
Jensen, a senior of Laclede County R-I High School, is the son of Jay and Twyla Jensen. He is a member of the Conway FFA Chapter. His FFA advisors are Joseph Stratton and MaryAnne Keck.
Jensen’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of working for Huckaby Farms, a dairy cattle operation. He is responsible for milking the cattle every day. He says he is very fortunate to still be able to milk with the shortage of small family farms near his area.
As an FFA member, Jensen received an area proficiency award in wildlife management. He has competed in the dairy cattle evaluation career development event, receiving a group I rating at state. Jensen attended Greenhand Motivational Conference and National FFA Convention & Expo.
In addition to FFA, Jensen participated in the high school blood drive and archery tournament.
After graduation, Jensen plans to study criminal justice in college with hopes to become a conservation agent. He wants to have a farm of his own to use his knowledge in the milking industry.
Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Dairy Production Entrepreneurship is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. Midwest Dairy 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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