Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia news

Among awards presented on Saturday at the Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia were honorary State Farmer Degrees. They were recognized for their association and support of FFA chapters. Recipients from the area include Jessica Dobrzenski of Brookfield. 23 adults from across the state were presented with honorary degrees. And the parents of the 16 retiring state officers also received honorary degrees. First place proficiency award winners were announced on Thursday at the FFA Convention. From this area, these include Austen Minnick of Chillicothe in landscape management. The Missouri FFA has announced first and second place winners in 46 proficiency categories. The FFA members who placed second, in this area, include Tanner Tipton of Green City, Jon Beeler of Brookfield and Sevilla Bussman of Marceline. According to news releases, Brunswick Chapter’s Hannah Rice won the Extemporaneous Speaking category. In Agronomy, Brunswick was third. Also from Brunswick, Harleigh Lewis was third in Employment Skills.