Sessions & Convention Program

MISSOURI FFA CONVENTION RETURNS TO COLUMBIA 

The 94th Annual State FFA Convention of the Missouri FFA Association is truly a special event this year. As we try to get back to “normal” after two years of making adjustments, we are excited to return to Columbia, Mo. The hard work and achievements of Missouri FFA members will be recognized and rewarded. The Convention theme this year is “NOW,” a reminder that we should celebrate in the here and now. For 94 years, our organization has given individuals an opportunity to develop and expand their knowledge in the areas of applied science, technical and employability skills, while learning about our nation’s No. 1 industry: agriculture. Our organization provides members with the educational foundation to be leaders and innovators within our industry. Over the years, FFA has adjusted to reflect our ever-changing society. In an agriculture classroom today, students learn about many topics such as animal agriculture, crop production, mechanics, and agriscience. We hope that as you represent your school and community, you wear your official dress with pride. “NOW” we hope that you will be confident in your abilities as you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way to influence those around you about the vastness of the agriculture industry.

2022 Convention Program
FIRST SESSION - Thursday 2PM
• Opening Ceremony — 2021-22 State FFA Officers
• Invocation — Grant Norfleet, State Vice President, Mexico
• Session Reflections — Abby Miller, Anna Triplett, Riley Spurgeon, Chris Ebbesmeyer
• Welcome to Mizzou — Christopher Daubert, Vice Chancellor and Dean, CAFNR
• Convention Kickoff Speaker — Jackson Sylvester, National FFA Secretary
• FFA Talent
• Missouri FFA Convention T-Shirt Results
• “Missouri Ruralist” Larry Harper Young Writers Contest — Mindy Ward, Editor
• GROWMARK Essay Contest — Karen Jones, Education Specialist
• FFA Alumni, WLC Scholarships and Hagan Scholarship
• Missouri Teach Ag Fall Speaking LDE Winner — Ava Williams, North Shelby
• FFA Talent
• Chapter Activity Awards — Gold, Silver and Bronze Emblem Chapters
• Closing Ceremony
SECOND SESSION - Thursday 6PM
  • Opening Ceremony — 2021-22 State FFA Officers
  • Invocation — Riley Spurgeon, State Vice President, Cuba
  • National Anthem — Kennedy Warner, Winston
  • Session Reflections — Emily Hoyt, Hannah Shanks, Grant Norfleet, Izabella Hutton Kidwell
  • Recognition of Past State FFA Officer Teams
  • FFA Talent
  • Distinguished Service Citation — Mr. Leon Busdieker and Valerie Harris
  • FFA Proficiency Awards — Part I (in order of presentation)
      • Wildlife Management
      • Veterinary Science
      • Vegetable Production
      • Turf Grass Management
      • Swine Production – Placement
      • Swine Production – Entrepreneurship
      • Specialty Crop Production
      • Specialty Animal Production
      • Small Animal Production and Care
      • Sheep Production
      • Service Learning
      • Poultry Production
      • Outdoor Recreation
      • Nursery Operations
      • Landscape Management
  • FFA Talent
  • Missouri FFA Foundation — Heather Dimitt-Fletcher, Executive Director
  • FFA Proficiency Awards — Part II (in order of presentation)
      • Grain Production
      • Goat Production
      • Fruit Production
      • Forest Management
      • Forage Production
      • Food Service
      • Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production
      • Equine Science – Placement
      • Equine Science – Entrepreneurship
      • Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management
      • Diversified Livestock Production
      • Diversified Horticulture
      • Diversified Crop Production – Placement
      • Diversified Crop Production – Entrepreneurship
      • Diversified Agriculture Production
  • FFA Talent
  • MVATA President Remarks — Angel Roller, Seneca
  • MVATA Teach Ag Scholarship
  • FFA Proficiency Awards — Part III (in order of presentation)
      • Dairy Production – Placement
      • Dairy Production — Entrepreneurship
      • Beef Production – Placement
      • Beef Production – Entrepreneurship
      • Agriscience Research – Plant Systems
      • Agriscience Research – Integrated Systems
      • Agriscience Research – Animal Systems
      • Agricultural Services
      • Agricultural Sales – Placement
      • Agricultural Sales – Entrepreneurship
      • Agricultural Processing
      • Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement
      • Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Entrepreneurship
      • Agricultural Mechanics Fabrication and Design
      • Agricultural Education
      • Agricultural Communications
  • Closing Ceremony
THIRD SESSION - Friday 10am
  • Opening Ceremony — 2021-2022 State FFA Officers
  • Invocation — Meagan Forck, State Vice President, Blair Oaks
  • Remarks — Commissioner Margie Vandeven, Missouri Dept of Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Remarks — Director Chris Chinn, Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • BOAC Missouri Department of Agriculture Grant Awards
  • Missouri Agribusiness Academy Recognition
  • FFA Talent
  • Introduction of New State FFA Officers
  • Installation of New Officers
  • Honoring of State FFA Officers’ Parents
  • State Officer Retirement
  • FFA Talent
  • Chartering of New FFA Chapters
  • Missouri Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Recognition
  • Honorary State Degree Ceremony and Presentation
  • Closing Ceremony
FOURTH SESSION - Friday 2pm
  • Opening Ceremony — 2021-2022 State FFA Officers
  • Invocation — Seth Hansen, State Vice President, Chillicothe
  • National Anthem — Molly Scott, Wellsville
  • State FFA Chorus — Choral Director: Beth Dampf, California;
      • Accompanist: Beth Eckles, Jefferson City
      • “Wings” arranged by Andy Beck
      • “Find the Cost of Freedom” arranged by Nick Page
      • “Praise His Holy Name!” by Keith Hampton
  • Session Reflections — Rachel Grimes, Vanessa Enslow, Kraysen Leonard, Meagan Forck
  • FFA Talent
  • Career Development Event Results — Thursday Events (in order of presentation)
      • Agronomy
      • Dairy Foods
      • Entomology
      • Farm Management
      • Floriculture
      • Food Science
      • Horses
      • Livestock
      • Nursery/Landscape
      • Poultry
      • Soils
      • Agriculture Communications
      • Environmental Science & Natural Resources
      • Veterinary Science
  • FFA Leadership Development Events — Thursday Events (in order of presentation)
      • FFA Creed Speaking
      • FFA Knowledge
      • Agricultural Issues Forum
  • FFA Talent
  • State Star in Agriscience — Sponsored by MFA Inc.
  • State Star in Agribusiness — Sponsored by MFA Inc.
  • State Star in Placement — Sponsored by MFA Inc.
  • State Star Farmer — Sponsored by MFA Inc.
  • Closing Ceremony
FIFTH SESSION - Friday 5:30pm
  • 2022 State FFA Choir Concert
    • Choral Director: Beth Dampf, California;
    • Accompanist: Beth Eckles, Jefferson City
      • • “Walk through Life” by Pinkzebra
      • • “You Say” arranged by David Wise
      • • “We Won’t Give Up” arranged by Ray Rouse
  • National Anthem “Star Spangled Banner” — Jamey Ray, 2022 State FFA Choir
  • Opening Ceremony — 2021-2022 State FFA Officers
  • Invocation — Hannah Shanks, State Vice President, Vienna
  • Session Reflections — Kaitlin Kleiboeker, Seth Hansen, Trenton Jones, Caitlyn Kleffner
  • Keynote Address — Jackson Sylvester, National FFA Secretary
  • Career Development Event Results — Thursday Events (in order of presentation)
      • Agricultural Mechanics
      • Agricultural Sales
      • Dairy Cattle
      • Forestry
      • Meats
  • FFA Leadership Development Events — Thursday Events (in order of presentation)
      • Conduct of Meetings
      • Division 1 Speaking
      • Division 2 Speaking
      • Advanced Speaking
      • Extemporaneous Speaking
      • Parliamentary Procedure
      • Employment Skills
  • State FFA Degree Ceremony
  • FFA Talent
  • Awarding of the State FFA Degree
  • Closing Ceremony