Wright of Ozark FFA Chapter named Area 12 Star in Agribusiness
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2023 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Cooper Wright of the Ozark FFA Chapter as the Area 12 Star in Agribusiness at the 95th Missouri FFA Convention. He is the son of Heath and Abby Wright of Ozark. His advisors are Heath Wright, Travis Phipps, and Jeremy Sisco.
Area Stars in Agribusiness are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 12 includes 22 chapters in the Southwest District.
American Family Insurance sponsors the 16 area Star in Agribusiness awards and the State Star in Agribusiness Award.
Wright’s supervised agricultural experience program began at Ropin W Ranch, his family’s horse training and rodeo business. He has trained multiple horses to ride and compete in roping events. Wright has taken on new horses, raised cattle used for roping stock, and competed in rodeos across the country as an amateur and professionally.
As an FFA member, Wright has served as the chapter assistant advisor for the past two years. He has competed in the agricultural mechanics career development event and won the Area 12 Veterinary Science Proficiency Award.
In addition to FFA, Wright is a member of the KRAZO club and the Missouri High School Rodeo Association. He has also been selected for the National Quanta Rodeo Team to represent Missouri. In addition, Wright attends Impact Church and is a member of its youth ministry.
After high school graduation, Wright plans to attend a summer horseshoeing school in Oklahoma to further his knowledge and help his business. He will attend Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in the fall on a rodeo scholarship where he will study agricultural business. Upon graduation, Wright plans to attend a technical school to study heavy machinery operation.
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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