Endicott of Liberal FFA Chapter named Area 9 Star Farmer

Endicott of Liberal FFA Chapter named Area 9 Star Farmer

CONTACT INFORMATION

Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 -The Missouri FFA Association recognized Noah Endicott of the Liberal FFA Chapter as the Area 9 Star Farmer at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Kenneth and Stacy Endicott of Liberal. His advisor is Molly Heman.

 

Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 9 includes 16 chapters in the Southwest District. 

 

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

 

Endicott’s supervised agricultural experience consists of agricultural mechanics repair and maintenance entrepreneurship. He restored his first tractor, a John Deere 520, alongside his grandfather. With the earnings from his mechanic work, Endicott built a small herd of balancer cattle. He grew the herd through breeding and purchases. During his freshman year, Endicott planted 20 acres of alfalfa to feed his herd through the winter. He continues to grow his alfalfa yield through proper fertilization and pest prevention. Endicott frequently uses tractors that he has fixed, serviced, and maintained on his own operation but also restores and fixes tractors for customers. 

 

Endicott has served as chapter president, vice president, and Area 9 reporter. He has competed in meats evaluation, livestock evaluation, and dairy foods career development events teams.

 

Outside of FFA, Endicott won grand champion for woodworking/fine furniture making and reserve grand champion tractor restoration/agricultural mechanics at the Missouri State Fair and Ozark Empire Fair. He has served as the President of Shiloh 4-H Club for multiple years and currently serves as class president. He is a member of the National Honor Society, student council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Endicott is also a member of the Hannon Free Will Baptist Church in Liberal.        

 

After graduating high school, Endicott’s plans include attending Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, to study agriculture. He hopes to grow his alfalfa and cattle operation, and continue mechanic and restoration work. Endicott said he wishes to inspire the next generation the same way his grandfather inspired him. 

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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