Brewer of Sweet Springs FFA Chapter named Area 6 Star Farmer
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 -The Missouri FFA Association recognized Keegan Brewer of the Sweet Springs FFA Chapter as the Area 6 Star Farmer. His parents are Jared and Tara Brewer of Sweet Springs. His advisors are Brent Niemeyer and Kristen Fenner.
Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 6 includes 20 chapters in the Central District.
MFA, Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star Farmer awards and the State Star Farmer Award.
Brewer’s supervised agricultural experience consists of swine production entrepreneurship. Brewer is the owner of Brewer Show Pigs, where he raises and sells purebred swine. He has six Poland and Hereford sows and strives to produce high quality livestock for 4-H and FFA members to compete at local, state and national levels. Brewer is involved from the time the piglets are born to the time they are ready to be sold to the market, catering to their nutritional needs and performing management practices to make both his operation and business run smoothly.
Brewer currently serves as chapter 2nd vice president, and served as chapter historian and treasurer. He participated in the Division I prepared public speaking leadership development event. He also participated in the livestock judging career development event resulting in a Group I Rating, 2nd at state placing, and a trip to the Denver Stock Show for Nationals. Brewer has attended National FFA Convention & Expo.
In addition to FFA, Brewer has been a member of S-Club, National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. He participated in football and track. Brewer received all-conference, all-district, and KMZU dream team defensive player for football, along with placing 4th at state in the 800 meter relay and 9th in the 1 mile run in track.
After graduating high school, Brewer’s plans include studying mechanical engineering at the University of Central Missouri with a minor in aerospace engineering. During school he will continue his SAE project and help his grandfather and uncle farm. After college, he will work for a motorsports team in the development of the aerodynamics division.
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: Tara Brewer, Keegan Brewer, Jared Brewer, Advisor Brent Niemeyer and Advisor Kristen Fenner.