Fredrickson of Carl Junction FFA Chapter named State FFA Vice President
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2022 – During the 94th Missouri FFA Convention, Katie Fredrickson was named the 2022-2023 State FFA Vice President. Fredrickson is a member of the Carl Junction FFA Chapter. Her parents are Stephen and Tamela Fredrickson of Carl Junction. Her advisors are Kelli Nolting and Benny McWilliams.
Fredrickson’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of vegetable production. She germinates tomato and pepper plants to grow in high tunnels and then sell at a roadside stand. She also works as a sales representative for Joplin Centerfire and as a floral designer for Webb City Florist.
During high school, Fredrickson served as Area 9 president, chapter president and treasurer.
Fredrickson competed in the forestry, soils and agricultural sales career development events. She also participated in the FFA knowledge leadership development event. Fredrickson also competed in the Missouri Farm Bureau Public Speaking Contest. She was named Chapter Star in Agribusiness and outstanding sophomore and junior.
In addition to FFA, Fredrickson participated in softball, archery and trap shooting. She was an active member of the student council and Joplin’s Chamber of Commerce Tomorrow’s Leaders Today. She served as her church’s chair member of the activities committee. Outside of FFA, she is an active church member at New Hope Methodist Church.
After graduating high school, Fredrickson plans to attend University of Missouri-Columbia to study agricultural education. She has a passion for teaching about where food comes from and the importance of education within agriculture. Fredrickson hopes to take this passion back into the classroom one day.
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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