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Rogers of South Harrison FFA Chapter named Area 2 Star in Agribusiness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 ó The Missouri FFA Association recognized Anderson Rogers of the South Harrison FFA Chapter as the Area 2 Star in Agribusiness. His parents are Mike and Shelly Rogers of Bethany. His advisor is Katie Harvey.

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 2 includes 26 chapters in the Northwest District.

MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Agribusiness awards as well as the State Star in Agribusiness Award.

Rogersí SAE involves his tree service and wood products business, Andersonís Wood Products. His project began by cutting, splitting, and selling firewood. He purchased a truck-mounted tree spade, which he uses in order to sell and transplant trees.† Rogers said he improves customerís property values by adding shading and beauty. He also makes and sells specialty wood products like Missouri-shaped keychains.

Rogers served as chapter secretary and treasurer, and is currently serving as chapter president and Area II FFA secretary.† He placed sixth at the state level in the Missouri FFA Division I Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event and competed the following year in Division II prepared public speaking CDE. Rogers also placed third at the state level in the Missouri Soil and Water Association FFA Prepared Public Speaking Contest. He attended Washington Leadership Conference, and is a graduate of Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy and Missouri Agribusiness Academy.

Rogers has been involved in his high schoolís National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, science olympiad team and varsity scholar bowl team. Outside of school, he has been a member of his local 4-H club for 10 years, where he served as president and vice-president. Rogers is also a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau,† Missouri Cattlemen's Association and First Baptist Church.

After graduating high school, Rogersí plans include attending the University of Missouri, Columbia, to study agricultural business and public policy. After earning a bachelorís degree, Rogers said he hopes to attend the University of Missouri School of Law and, as a lawyer, support farmers and advocate for agriculture.

The Missouri FFA has 25,945 members representing 348 chapters. The national organization has more than 700,000 members representing 8,612 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.

     Missouri FFA Association
     205 Jefferson St
     PO Box 480
     Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
     Phone: 573-751-3544

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