Schwieter of South Shelby FFA Chapter named State Star in Agribusiness

Schwieter of South Shelby FFA Chapter named State Star in Agribusiness


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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19, 2024 The Missouri FFA Association recognized Crayton Schwieter of the South Shelby FFA Chapter as the State Star in Agribusiness at the 96th Missouri FFA Convention. He is the son of Casey and Laura Schwieter of Shelbina. His advisors are Kaytlyn Mefford and Mitch Schmidt.  

State 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.

American Family Insurance sponsors the 16 State Star in Agribusiness awards as well as the State Star in Agribusiness Award.

Schwieter’s supervised agricultural experience program involves buying, training, and selling horses. He also trains horses for clients on his family’s ranch. Schwieter also contracts horseback riding tasks for local farmers.

As an FFA member, Schwieter has served as chapter reporter and won the Missouri FFA Equine Science Proficiency Award. In addition to FFA, Schwieter is part of the South Shelby High School football and basketball teams. He is also an active member of the Missouri High School Rodeo Association. 

After graduating high school, Schwieter plans to study agricultural business at North Central Missouri College. During school, he plans to continue buying, selling and training horses.

The Missouri FFA has 26,830 members representing 362 chapters. The national organization has more than 945,000 members representing 9,163 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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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Crayton Schwieter

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