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Schuering from Centralia FFA Chapter named Area 4 Star in Placement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 - The Missouri FFA Association recognized Garrett Paul Schuering of the Centralia FFA Chapter as the Area 4 Star in Placement. Schuering is the son of Brent and Melanie Schuering of Thompson. His advisors are Scott Stone, Lori Lewis and Kelsay Bruns.

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 4 includes 22 chapters in the Northeast District.

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

Schuering’s SAE program began by helping other youth at local fairs prepare projects for presentation. He now works for McBride Angus, Centralia; Herron Brothers, LLC, Mexico; and S&L Angus, Thompson. Schuering is responsible for all phases of the beef operations including nutrition, genetic selection, calving and show preparation. He spends nearly 1,000 hours every year working with these operations’ 400 head of cattle.

Schuering serves as chapter president, and previously served as chapter sentinel, chapter vice president and area sentinel. He participated in the state dairy cattle evaluation, and horse evaluation and selection career development events. In the dairy cattle evaluation CDE, he received a Group I individual rating. Schuering was in the final six in the state agricultural issues forum leadership development event. He won the area agricultural services proficiency award. Schuering was a Borlaug Scholar of the Missouri Youth Institute, and attended National FFA Convention & Expo, and Greenhand Motivational Conference.

In addition to FFA, Schuering was team captain of the football team. He participates in trap shooting, baseball, and weightlifting, and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Key Club. Outside of high school, Schuering is a member of the B&B Hustlers 4-H Club, where he served as vice president, treasurer and reporter. He is a leader of the Centralia Art Club, helping to restore community monuments. He also is a member of the American Angus Association and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.

After graduating high school, Schuering’s plans include studying agriculture at Moberly Area Community College, Moberly, then transferring to Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, to study agricultural business and animal science. He said he hopes to create a cattle-service business, where he can prepare other producers’ cattle for sales and shows.

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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