Evans of Ava FFA Chapter named Area 12 Star in Placement

Evans of Ava FFA Chapter named Area 12 Star in Placement


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Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Rebekah Evans of the Ava FFA Chapter as the Area 12 Star in Placement at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Mark and Kelly Evans of Ava.  Her advisors are John Branstetter and Brent Lakey.

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 12 includes 23 chapters in the Southwest District.

MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Placement awards and the State Star in Placement Award.

Evans’ supervised agricultural experience involves beef production entrepreneurship and placement. Evans has worked for three years to produce Hereford show cattle. Evans started working at the family ranch to breed, raise, break and show purebred Herefords. She continues to raise and care for her own cattle, as well as helping her family’s herd with vaccinations, calving season and daily feeding and care. Evans raised money to buy her own cattle by working on the farm and selling show cattle including her bulls to help other farms diversify their genetics. Through her SAE, Evans has learned how to raise cattle, the business side of agriculture, and the physically demanding aspect of the job. 

Evans currently serves as treasurer for her chapter. In the past, she has served as treasurer and secretary. Evans has participated in dairy cattle evaluation, livestock evaluation, and grasslands evaluation career development events. 

In addition to FFA, Evans is a member of the National Honor Society and art club. She has participated in cross country and track and field. 

After graduating, Evans’ plans include attending the College of the Ozarks. She plans to study English education and pursue a career as a high school English teacher. Evans hopes to continue to grow her herd and carry the family tradition of raising hereford cattle. 

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 John Branstetter, Rebekah Evans, Mark Evans and Kelly Evans. 

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