Hampton of Marshfield FFA Chapter named Area 10 Star in Placement
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Michael Hampton of the Marshfield FFA Chapter as the Area 10 Star in Placement at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. His advisors are Tanner Koenig and Justin Cron.
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 10 includes 23 chapters in the Southwest District.
MFA Inc., Columbia, Mo., sponsors the 16 area Star in Placement awards and the State Star in Placement Award.
Hampton’s supervised agricultural experience consists of landscape management at his family’s business, Hampton Lawn and Garden. The business specializes in seed sales, mulch and other horticulture items. They also sell equipment such as general hardware, mowers, trimmers, and specialized lawn care equipment.
During Hampton’s time in FFA, he competed in the meats evaluation and nursery/landscape career development events. He has consistently been the chapter’s top fruit salesman.
In addition to FFA, Hampton actively volunteers in the community.
After graduation, Hampton plans to pursue a degree in business administration. He hopes to gain a deeper understanding of business management and expand the family business.
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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Front row from left: Advisor Justin Cron and Advisor Tanner Koenig.
Middle row from left: Holly Hampton and Doug Hampton.
Back: Michael Hampton.