Bell of Rich Hill FFA Chapter named Area 7 Star in Agribusiness

Bell of Rich Hill FFA Chapter named Area 7 Star in Agribusiness


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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Sydney Lynn Bell of the Cass Career Center FFA Chapter as the Area 7 Star in Agribusiness at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. Bell’s parents are Marc and Alison Bell of Rich Hill. Her advisor is Lora Rapp.


Area Stars in Agribusiness are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 7 includes 25 chapters in the Central District.


MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Agribusiness awards as well as the State Star in Agribusiness Award.


Bell’s supervised agricultural experience involves raising purebred Braque d’Auvergne dogs with the help of her parents. At her kennel, she focuses on providing puppies with the initial training to be a successful hunting dog. Bell breeds her dogs through artificial insemination. Aside from breeding and raising puppies, she sells semen from her sire to other breeders in the United States.


Bell currently serves as the Rich Hill FFA Chapter vice president. Before serving as vice president for two years, she served as the reporter. Bell has competed in the entomology and livestock evaluation career development events. She has also competed in the agricultural issues forum leadership development event. Bell won the area forage production proficiency award. Bell was selected to attend Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy as a freshman. 


In addition to FFA, Bell is the president of the student council, president of the National Honors Society and president of her senior class. She has been an active member in band, Relay for Life, track and field, cheerleading, Be the Match Foundation and leads weekly bible study at her school.


After graduating high school, Bell plans to major in biological sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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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