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Mead from Lake Career and Technical Center FFA chapter named Area 8 Star Farmer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 - The Missouri FFA Association recognized Juliette Mead of the Lake Career and Technical Center FFA Chapter as the Area 8 Star Farmer. Her parents are Alan and Amy Mead of Lake of the Ozarks. Her advisors are Josh Toops and Jeff Kitchen.

Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student's supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 8 includes 24 chapters in the Central District.

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

Meadís SAE began with a few registered Angus cows and she has now expanded her herd. She attended the Genex AI School to learn to breed cattle, and now improves her herdís genetics by incorporating artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization. She shows her cattle at the county, state and national levels. To keep herself up-to-date on the cattle industry, Mead attends conferences and conventions to obtain knowledge about new techniques and medicines.

Mead currently serves as president and area parliamentarian, and previously served as chapter vice president. She has competed on the state level in the livestock evaluation career development event, where she received a Group I individual rating. Mead won the area beef entrepreneurship and beef placement proficiency awards. She attended the Lead, Educate, Advance, Develop Conference for Chapter Officers; National FFA Convention & Expo; and Greenhand Motivational Conference.

In addition to FFA, Mead is a member of the National Honor Society, math club, student council and Future Business Leaders of America. She serves as student ambassador for the school, math club secretary and an officer on student council. Outside of school, Mead serves as Eldon Nobles 4-H Club President and 2nd vice president for the Missouri Junior Angus Association. She also is a member of the National Junior Angus Association and Missouri Junior Hereford Association.

After graduating high school, Meadís plans include studying biochemistry at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Mead said she hopes to attend veterinary school and become a large-animal veterinarian.

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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