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Bailey from Bowling Green FFA Chapter is named State Star in Placement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 18, 2020 - The Missouri FFA Association named Clint Thomas Bailey of the Bowling Green FFA Chapter State Star in Placement. Bailey is the son of Ryan and Melissa Bailey of Curryville. His advisors are Brett Waddell, Jason Davis and Matt Graves.

Area Stars in Placement are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as a part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 5 includes 19 chapters in the Northeast District.

MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the State Star in Placement Award.

Bailey’s SAE program began with him working on his family’s commercial cow-calf operation. He was responsible for feeding and sorting cattle, and maintaining pastures for the 180-head operation. Bailey was hired to help his cousin with a pumpkin patch. When his cousin went to college, he turned the pumpkin patch over to Bailey. His sophomore year, Bailey started working at the Bowling Green Veterinary Clinic. He walked dogs, cleaned kennels and ensured animals had proper food and water. He was then given the responsibility to provide veterinary services at the Eastern Missouri Commission Company sale barn. Bailey’s duties then expanded to making large-animal farm calls.

Bailey is currently serving as chapter vice president and area chaplain. He previously served as chapter treasurer and chapter assistant secretary. Bailey competed at the state level in horse evaluation, livestock evaluation and FFA knowledge career development events. He received a gold rating in the livestock evaluation CDE. Bailey was the winner of the district Missouri Pet Breeders Association Fall Speaking Contest. He received second in the state veterinary science proficiency award. Bailey is a graduate of  Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy, Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy and Missouri Agribusiness Academy. He also attended Washington Leadership Conference, State FFA Leadership Camp and Public Speaking Academy.

In addition to FFA, Bailey has been a member of National Honors Society and Interact Club. He participated in varsity golf, marching band and pep basketball band. Outside of school, he is a member of the Peppy Circle 4-H Club and Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association.

After high school, Bailey’s plans include attending the University of Missouri, Columbia, to study animal science and hopes to eventually go to the College of Veterinary Medicine at MU. Bailey said his goal is to return to his hometown to apply for a position as a large-animal veterinarian at the Bowling Green Veterinary Clinic.

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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