Noel of South Holt FFA Chapter named Area 1 Star in Agribusiness

Noel of South Holt FFA Chapter named Area 1 Star in Agribusiness


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

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 The Missouri FFA Association recognized Wyatt Noel of the South Holt FFA Chapter as the Area 1 Star in Agribusiness. His parents are Blake and LaShawn Noel of Oregon, Missouri. His advisor is Mikaila Livingston. 


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 1 includes 29 chapters in the Northwest District.


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


Noel’s supervised agricultural experience focuses on turf grass management. He grew his lawn care business from 20 to 60 clients in three years. As a senior, Noel expanded his business to include power washing, landscaping, tree removal, fertilizing, spraying and snow removal.


Noel has served as chapter sentinel, treasurer and student advisor. He won the area turf grass management proficiency award. Noel has also competed in the FFA knowledge, forestry, and nursery/landscape career development events. Noel has won several of his chapter’s awards including star greenhand, star welder, the leadership medal, and the scholarship medal. 


In addition to FFA, Noel belongs to the National Honor Society; Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and the prom committee. He was the 2021 captain for his football team where he earned second team all-state offensive lineman honors. He is also an active member of Christian Fellowship Church. 


After graduating high school, Noel’s plans include running and growing his lawn care business. His future goals consist of getting his applicators’ and commercial drivers’ licenses and buying more landscaping equipment. Noel hopes to focus on completing dirt work and trucking grain for local farmers in the winter.

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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