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Mashburn of Bolivar FFA Chapter named Area 10 Star in Agribusiness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Lane Mashburn of the Bolivar FFA Chapter as the Area 10 Star in Agribusiness. Mashburn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewane Mashburn of Bolivar. His advisors are Jason King and Ashley Brown.

Area Stars in Agribusiness are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as part of the student’s 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 in Agribusiness awards as well as the State Star in Agribusiness Award.

Mashburn’s SAE began his freshman year by working at Mashburn Farms, a diversified crop and beef farm. With his brother he also started Mashburn Straw and Hay where they annually bale thousands of square bales. The Mashburn brothers own most of their equipment. They are responsible for operating, marketing and financing their business. Mashburn said over the past four years their business has grown immensely.

Mashburn has competed in the district grasslands evaluation, farm management, nursery/landscape and poultry career development events. At the state level, he earned a Group I individual rating in the meats evaluation CDE. He was winner on the area level in agricultural sales entrepreneurship, grain production entrepreneurship and grain production placement proficiency awards. Mashburn has attended National FFA Convention & Expo, and Greenhand Motivational Conference.

In addition to FFA, Mashburn was on Academic Honor Roll all four years, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He also played football and wrestled for Bolivar High School. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Mashburn currently attends Missouri State University, Springfield, where he studies business administration. He also is working on the family farm and expanding his business. Mashburn said his goal is to pursue a career in mental health and social services.

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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