Stone of Centralia FFA Chapter named Area 4 Star in Agriscience

Stone of Centralia FFA Chapter named Area 4 Star in Agriscience


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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Annamarie Jeannette Stone of the Centralia FFA Chapter as Area 4 Star in Agriscience at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Scott and Jeannette Stone of Centralia. Her advisors are Scott Stone, Lori Lewis and Kelsay Bruns. 


Area Stars in Agriscience are selected based upon outstanding achievement in agriscience as part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 4 includes 23 chapters in the Northeast District.


MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Agriscience awards and the State Star in Agriscience Award.


Stone’s supervised agricultural experience includes running her own business, Stoney Creek Meats & More, swine, and cattle operations. Through Stoney Creek Meats & More, she has raised and marketed over 500 Cornish cross broilers and Cornish hens. She also raises and markets broad-breasted turkeys and pigs to be butchered and sold to local customers. She currently has a small herd of Charolais cattle and two cross-bred ewes. Her last SAE project is in agriculture education for which she volunteers with her local 4-H club as an assistant Clover Kid Leader. Stone has conducted four agriscience research projects. Her agriscience questions include, “Does feeding organic feed to broilers affect the rate of gain,” “Do rural Centralia HIgh School students have equal access to remote learning opportunities” during the COVID-19 pandemic, and “Why do Audrain County 4-H members quit 4-H when they join FFA?” 


Stone served her chapter on the executive officer committee and is the current Area 4 President. Stone placed second in state for the agricultural issues forum leadership development event. She has competed on the poultry evaluation, livestock evaluation, and agricultural sales teams. She was second in state for her agriscience research system proficiency. Stone has attended the Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy and the Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy. She also graduated from the Missouri Agribusiness Academy.


In addition to FFA, Stone is a member of the National Honors Society, the secretary of Key Club and is a class officer. She has been an officer in her local 4-H club and member of the F7L Hustlers National Livestock Judging Team. Stone is a member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Bethlehem Baptist Church. 


After graduating high school, Stone plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to study agricultural education. She hopes to have a career in agricultural education and become an FFA advisor while continuing to grow her cattle operation.

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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