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Bailey of Clinton FFA Chapter named Area 7 Star in Agribusiness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Miles Chance Bailey of the Clinton FFA Chapter as the Area 7 Star in Agribusiness. Bailey is the son of Danny and Cathy Bailey of Clinton. His advisor is Allen Wilkins.

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 7 includes 25 chapters in the Central District.

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

Bailey’s SAE career started with 25 sheep, six ducks, a cow and a stockdog. He primarily uses his livestock as a training resource for his stockdogs. To date, he has trained more than 30 dogs. With his livestock, Bailey buys feeder calves to finish and then sells them at market weight. He also purchased 40 angus heifers to expand the feeder-calf operation. Bailey plans his sheep-breeding program to have spring lambs to sell in the fall. In addition, Bailey works on his grandfather's farm, where he is involved in row crop, hay and beef production.

Bailey served as chapter reporter and sentinel. He currently serves as area reporter. He placed fourth at the Missouri Soil and Water Association FFA Prepared Public Speaking Contest. Bailey was named Chapter Star Greenhand, Chapter Star Farmer and Chapter Star in Agribusiness. Bailey is a graduate of Missouri Agribusiness Academy and attended Area Officer Institute.

In addition to FFA, Bailey has been a member of Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Clinton Technical School Honor Society, and SkillsUSA where he earned a Statesman Award. He earned 2017 Dog of the Year honors in both the National Cattledog Association and Central Cattledog Association. He also is a member of the Show-Me Stockdog League, Missouri Junior Red Angus Association, Missouri Junior Cattlemen's Association and Henry County Cattlemen's Association. He is an ambassador for the Clinton Missouri Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee. Bailey also is a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cole Camp.

After graduating high school, Bailey plans to attend State Fair Community College, Sedalia, before transferring to the University of Missouri, Columbia, to study agricultural business. He said he hopes to continue working on, and eventually managing his family's farming operations.

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
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     PO Box 480
     Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
     Phone: 573-751-3544

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