Stone named state winner in agricultural services proficiency award area
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 20, 2023 – Annamarie Stone of Centralia, Missouri, won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Services Proficiency Award at the 95th Missouri State FFA Convention.
Stone, a graduate of Centralia High School, is the daughter of Scott and Jeannette Stone. She is a member of the Centralia FFA Chapter. Her FFA advisors are Lori Lewis, Scott Stone, and Rylee Williamson.
Stone’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of owning Magnificent Moments by Annamarie where she is contracted to do photography, graphic design, and media creation. Her customers include Angell’s Western Wear and More, Stoney Creek Company LLC, and Angell-Thomas Charolais.
As an FFA member, Stone has participated in the agricultural sales and livestock evaluation career development events. She attended Missouri Agribusiness Academy (MAbA), Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy, Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences (HYMAX) Academy, and National FFA Convention & Expo.
In addition to FFA, Stone is the F and L Hustlers 4-H Club president, National Honor Society secretary, and Centralia Key Club secretary. She is also a member of the Mizzou Ag Ed Society.
Stone currently attends the University of Missouri-Columbia where she is an agricultural education major. She also hopes to use the skills learned during her SAE to have a successful side business doing marketing and photography.
Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agricultural services is one of 46 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. Vivayic 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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