McIntyre named state winner in agricultural communications proficiency award area

McIntyre named state winner in agricultural communications proficiency award area


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 20, 2023 – Colin McIntyre of Belton won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Communications Proficiency Award at the 95th Missouri FFA Convention.

McIntyre, a senior at Belton High School, is the son of Jessica Berry and Dexter McIntyre. He is a member of the Belton FFA chapter. His FFA advisor is Cydnee Regers.

McIntyre’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of operating a photography business focused on capturing agricultural events such as fair projects, livestock for farmers, and FFA events. McIntyre also interns at “My FFA Experience”, a collaboration between FFA members who share their experiences in agriculture and FFA.

As an FFA member, McIntyre served as chapter president and served the Area 7 Association as the secretary. He also attended Public Speaking Academy (PSA), competed in the forestry evaluation and nursery/landscape career development events, and attended the National FFA Convention & Expo.

In addition to FFA, McIntyre is a board member of the Missouri Junior Simmental Association, Family Career and Community Leaders of America president, and National Honor Society member.

McIntyre’s future plans are to attend Missouri State University-Springfield to study agriculture education and agricultural communications. He hopes to instill a passion for advocacy and communications in his future students.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agricultural communications is one of 46 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. The Missouri Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives sponsored the award.

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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