Boonville FFA receives Top Chapter Award

Boonville FFA receives Top Chapter Award


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 20, 2023 – The Missouri FFA Association awarded Boonville FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award. Boonville placed ninth out of 355 chapters. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each annually.

The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. Chapters improve operations using the National Quality Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasize growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership. This award is sponsored by FCS Financial. The Boonville FFA advisors are Deanna Thies and Doug Henke.

The Boonville FFA growing leaders activities included the FFA Closet. Chapter members accumulated items necessary for official dress that members could borrow throughout the school year. The purpose of this event was to provide official dress items for members who needed them.

Building communities activities included Caring with Cards. To bring joy to others during the holiday season, FFA members signed and delivered holiday cards to local nursing home residents to open on Christmas Day.

Chapter activities in the strengthening agriculture category included From the Ground to Your Plate. Members of the agricultural literacy committee created a lesson plan over raw agricultural products to teach in a local preschool classroom. A coloring activity was designed to keep the preschool students engaged in the lesson plan.

The top chapters in Missouri compete for the National FFA Chapter Award. Winners will be announced this fall at the 96th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

The Missouri FFA has 26,716 members representing 356 chapters. The national organization has more than 850,000 members representing 8,995 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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