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Storie from Conway FFA Chapter named Area 10 Star Farmer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020- The Missouri FFA Association recognized Skyler Storie of the Conway FFA Chapter as the Area 10 Star Farmer. His parents are Kenny and Melissa Storie of Conway. His advisors are Joseph Stratton and Mary Anne Keck.

Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the studentís supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 10 includes 23 chapters in the Southwest District.†

MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star Farmer awards and the State Star Farmer Award.†

Storieís SAE program consists of raising commercial beef cattle, purebred longhorns, registered horned Hereford cattle, a horse and poultry. Storie also raises market hogs, primarily for community members on a custom-order business. He has recently started hosting tours of his farm. Storie said he enjoys educating people and giving them the opportunity to see and touch animals.

Storie currently serves as chapter treasurer and previously served as chapter 2nd vice president and assistant treasurer. He has competed at the district level in poultry and forestry career development events. Storie was named Chapter Star Greenhand. He participated in the National Day of Service at National FFA Convention & Expo.†

In addition to FFA, Storie is a member of† Future Business Leaders of America. Outside of school, he is a member of National Junior Hereford Association, National Cattlemenís Beef Association, National Wildlife Turkey Federation and the Conway First Baptist Church.†

After graduating high school, Storieís plans include utilizing the A+ Program to attend Ozark Technical Community College, Springfield, before transfering to the University of Missouri, Columbia. Storie said he plans to attend veterinary school, and afterward wants to continue growing his registered horned Hereford and commercial beef cattle 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
     205 Jefferson St
     PO Box 480
     Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
     Phone: 573-751-3544

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