Tubbs of Mound City FFA Chapter named Area 1 Star Farmer
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 -The Missouri FFA Association recognized Brendan Tubbs of the Mound City FFA Chapter as the Area 1 Star Farmer at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Kyle and Wendy Tubbs of Mound City. His advisor is Connor Dignan.
Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the 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 Farmer awards and the State Star Farmer Award.
Tubbs’ supervised agricultural experience consists of diversified crop and livestock production. He expanded his SAE from 60 to 280 acres of rented land during his high school career, growing corn and soybeans. He began raising cattle in 2020 then feeder pigs in 2021. His SAE responsibilities include planting, spraying, fertilizing, and harvesting his crops as well as daily animal care, grinding feed, maintaining and operating equipment, and hauling grain. Tubbs also assists with wheat, sorghum, and hay production on his family farm.
Tubbs served as chapter first vice president and treasurer. He has competed in local and district livestock judging career development events and area trap league. He has attended many chapter, area and district events.
In addition to FFA, Tubbs participated in football and basketball, he has been the captain for each sport. He is also on the track team. Tubbs is a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, a career and technical student organization.
After graduating high school, Tubbs plans to attend Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to study CNC machining while pursuing a welding career. He hopes to continue raising cattle and pigs, running his row crop operation, and working on the family farm.
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: Kyle Tubbs, Brendan Tubbs, Wendy Tubbs and Connor Dignan.