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Snyder from Green City FFA Chapter named Area 3 Star in Placement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 - The Missouri FFA Association recognized Tate Snyder of the Green City FFA Chapter as the Area 3 Star in Placement. Snyder is the son of Greg and Barb Snyder of Green City. His advisors are Tim Davis and Becky Tipton.

Area Stars in Placement are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as a part of a studentís supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 3 includes 24 chapters in the Central District.

MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Placement awards and the State Star in Placement Award.

Snyderís SAE began his freshman year with employment at 3 Star Farms, a beef cattle operation. Now, he is the farm manager and does everything for the herd including feeding, tagging, banding, weighing, transporting, culling, and checking fences and pastures. He also works at Sullivan County Farm Supply where he mixes and bags feed rations, and assists customers with purchases of farm supplies.

Snyder has served as chapter sentinel and 1st vice president. He has competed at the state and district levels in the dairy cattle evaluation career development events, and at the district level in the horse evaluation CDE. Snyder was winner of the area agricultural sales placement proficiency award. He has attended the National FFA Convention & Expo, state FFA convention and Greenhand Motivational Conference.

In addition to FFA, Snyder participated in basketball and is a member of Renaissance Honors. He competes with the Missouri High School Rodeo Association and represented Missouri in multiple events at the National High School Rodeo Finals.

After graduating high school, Snyderís plans include studying farm management at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M University, Miami, Oklahoma, where he will compete on the collegiate rodeo team. Snyder said after college he hopes to move to a western state to manage a beef cattle operation, and eventually return home to take over the family farm.

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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