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Toombs of Bolivar FFA Chapter named Area 10 Star in Agriscience

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 - The Missouri FFA Association recognized Jacob Toombs of the Bolivar FFA Chapter as Area 10 Star in Agriscience. His parents are Gene and Franka Toombs of Bolivar. His advisors are Jason King and Ashley Brown.


Area Stars in Agriscience are selected based upon outstanding achievement in agriscience as part of a 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 Agriscience awards and the State Star in Agriscience Award.


Toombs’ SAE began with a project analyzing the effect of injectable mineral supplements in cows and calves. The idea stemmed from witnessing farmers purchase Multimin 90. For his second experiment, he researched if Banamine Transdermal Pour-on would affect weight gain of bull calves. He partnered with his local veterinarian to help conduct the research.

Toombs currently serves as chapter president and area president, and previously served as chapter secretary and second vice president. He participated at the state and national levels in the entomology career development event. He also competed at the state level in Division I prepared public speaking CDE. Toombs won the Missouri FFA Agriscience Fair Division 3 Animal Systems. He is a graduate of the Missouri Agribusiness Academy, Public Speaking Academy and Public Speaking Institute. He attended National FFA Convention & Expo, Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture and Greenhand Motivational Conference.


In addition to FFA, Toombs served as the junior class president and is a member of student council. Outside of school, Toombs serves as Woodlawn 4-H Club president, Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association president, Missouri Junior Hereford Association vice president and Polk County Cattlemen’s Association secretary.


After graduating high school, Toombs’ plans include studying animal science at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Toombs said he hopes to attend veterinary school, and one day obtain a beef industry career.

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

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