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Herschberger of Green City FFA Chapter named Area 3 Star in Agribusiness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Tristian Herschberger of the Green City FFA Chapter as the Area 3 Star in Agribusiness. His parents are Duane and Sara Herschberger of Milan. His advisors are Becky Tipton and Tim Davis. 

Area Stars in Agribusiness are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as part of a student's supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 3 includes 24 chapters in the Northeast District.

MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Agribusiness awards as well as the State Star in Agribusiness Award.

Herchberger’s SAE includes equine training and show-preparation services. In the first year of his SAE, he began training Belgian draft horses for his parents and then training for other people. Herschberger trains the horses to harness and then to work as a team. He also travels all over the United States preparing horses for the show arena.

Herschberger serves as chapter president, and previously served as chapter parliamentarian and vice president. He competed at the state level in the dairy cattle evaluation, poultry, entomology and agricultural mechanics career development events. He received a Group I individual rating in poultry and agricultural mechanics CDEs. Herschberger won the area forage production proficiency award. He was named Chapter Star Agribusiness. He is a graduate of Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy and attended National FFA Convention & Expo, Missouri Youth Institute and Greenhand Motivational Conference.

In addition to FFA, Herschberger participates in varsity baseball and basketball. He is a member of the Varsity Club, Renaissance Honor Club and National Honor Society. He also helped establish the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

After graduating high school, Herschberger’s plans include applying to farrier school Oklahoma or Texas. After completing that training, Herschberger said he wants to move to Utah to train draft show teams for Young Living Percherons, Mona, Utah.

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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