Brockett of Miller FFA Chapter named Area 9 Star in Placement
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Samantha Brockett of the Miller FFA Chapter as the Area 9 Star in Placement and one of four finalists at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Clay and Sharon Tarwater of Miller. Her advisors are Emily Paul and Jacob Noblitt.
Area Stars in Placement are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as a part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 9 includes 16 chapters in the Southwest District.
MFA Inc., Columbia, Mo., sponsors the 16 area Star in Placement awards and the State Star in Placement Award.
Brockett’s supervised agricultural experience includes working for B and G Farms, a commercial cow-calf operation. Working on the farm has helped her learn the value of hard work, the value of the dollar and how hard work pays off. Brockett was able to incorporate these lessons into her operation.
Brockett has served on the healthy lifestyles, citizenship, support group, economic development, and agricultural advocacy committees. She was involved in the poultry evaluation and floriculture career development event contests. Brockett also attended National FFA Convention.
In addition to FFA, Brockett is a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association; Future Business Leaders of America; National Honor Society; and science club.
After graduating high school, Brockett plans to attend college and study elementary education. She hopes to continue her cattle operation and be an inspiration to young women in agriculture.
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: Advisor Jacob Noblitt, Samantha Brockett and Advisor Emily Krase.