Watson of St. James FFA Chapter named Area 14 Star Farmer
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Seirra Watson of the St. James FFA Chapter as the Area 14 Star Farmer at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Dillard and Mandy Watson of Salem. Her advisors are Tim Davis and Whitney McWhorter.
Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 14 includes 25 chapters in the South Central District.
MFA, Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star Farmer awards and the State Star Farmer Award.
Watson’s supervised agricultural experience consists of diversified livestock production where she raises rabbits, goats and pigs. Her SAE started with one rabbit pair and grew to her current 11 Standard Rex and New Zealand rabbits. Watson expanded her SAE when she saved a pair of abandoned twin goats and purchased breeding gilts. Since then she has purchased 5 more gilts and a boar. Watson is responsible for feeding, watering, managing pens and habitats, observing and managing the health of her animals and keeping track of heat cycles in her breeding stock.
Watson has served as chapter chaplain and historian. She has served as the chapters’ Building Communities – Citizens committee chair. Watson has competed in the livestock evaluation career development event and advanced prepared public speaking leadership development event.
In addition to FFA, Watson is a member of the International Club, National Honor Society and the Yearbook Committee.
After graduating high school, Watson’s plans include studying at Crowder College, Neosho. Upon graduation, Watson plans to move to another state to be a practicing registered veterinary technician.
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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