Burns of Gallatin FFA Chapter named State Star in Agriscience

Burns of Gallatin FFA Chapter named State Star in Agriscience


Katelyn McCoy: 417-763-8920
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: [email protected]
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19th, 2024 – The Missouri FFA Association recognized Abigail Kay Burns of the Gallatin FFA Chapter as the state Star in Agriscience at the 96th Missouri FFA Convention. She is the daughter of Brant and Tara Burns of Gallatin. Her advisors are Brant Burns and Amy Holder.

State Stars in Agriscience are selected based upon outstanding achievement in agriscience as part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. 

American Family Insurance sponsors the 16 Area Star in Agriscience awards and the State Star in Agriscience Award.

Burns’ supervised agricultural experience program involves plant science, animal science, and natural resource science research projects. She researched the effect of gibberellic acid on pin oak acorn germination rates and the effect of gentamicin on the prevention rate of E. coli in her swine herd. Burns’ natural resource research project focused on oak wilt prevention and wilt health.

As an FFA member, Burns has served as the Area II Association first vice president. She has also competed in the entomology and nursery/landscape career development events. 

In addition to FFA, Burns is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, Future Career and Community Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

After high school graduation, Burns plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to study agricultural research focusing in plant and animal science.

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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