Toombs of Bolivar FFA Chapter named Area 10 Star in Agriscience
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Josie Toombs of the Bolivar FFA Chapter as Area 10 Star in Agriscience at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Gene and Franka Toombs of Bolivar. Her advisors are Ashley Brown and Jason King.
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 10 includes 23 chapters in the Southwest District.
MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Agriscience awards and the State Star in Agriscience Award.
Toombs’ supervised agricultural experience consisted of three agriscience research projects. These research projects tested the use of CIDRs in breeding beef cattle, utilizing growth implants in steers, and educating fourth grade students on agriculture through the Agriculture Education On The Move program. Toombs also raises Hereford cattle that she exhibits at shows and fairs at the local, state, and national level.
Toombs served as assistant secretary, historian, second vice president, and president of her chapter. She competed in livestock evaluation, dairy foods, and chapter scrapbook FFA career development events.
In addition to FFA, Toombs is involved in SentreCut, a metal and vinyl sign business. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and Ag Ed on the Move.
After high school, Toombs plans to attend Crowder College and Missouri State University-Springfield to study agricultural education and elementary education. She hopes to teach at an elementary school and incorporate agriculture into her career.
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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From left: Franka Toombs, Josie Toombs, Gene Toombs