Watkins of Fort Osage FFA Chapter named State FFA Vice President
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2022 – During the 94th Missouri FFA Convention, Morgan Watkins was named the 2022-2023 State FFA Vice President. Watkins is a member of the Fort Osage FFA Chapter. Her parents are Tracy Truex and Mark Watkins of Fort Osage. Her advisor is Michelle Preslar.
Watkins’ supervised agricultural experience program consists of agricultural communications and agricultural education.She owns and operates “Blooming Into Agriculture”, which has a blog and a featured student sections that tell the story of agriculture. Watkins’ website includes advice and interviews about agriculture.
During high school, Watkins served as Area 6 vice president, and chapter president and vice president.
Watkins has participated in the horse evaluation and selection and soils career development events. She was named the Area 6 proficiency award winner in agricultural communications and agricultural education. Watkins has participated in the Missouri Young Farmer/Young Farm Wives Speech Contest and the Missouri Teach Ag FFA Fall Public Speaking Contest. She has also attended Missouri Agribusiness Academy and Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy.
In addition to FFA, Watkins was involved in varsity soccer all four years. Watkins also participated in the Touch of Class Chamber Choir, competing at the district and state level. Watkins was also an active member of the National Honor Society, Interact Club, the Missouri Envirothon and 4-H.
After graduating high school, Watkins’ plans include attending the University of Missouri-Columbia to study agricultural education. She hopes to return to the classroom to serve and advocate for the agricultural industry.
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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