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Wright of Ozark FFA Chapter named Area 12 Star in Agribusiness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Haze Wright of the Ozark FFA Chapter as the Area 12 Star in Agribusiness. Wright is the son of Heath and Abigail Wright of Ozark. His advisors are Travis Phipps, Jeremy Sisco, and Heath Wright.

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 12 includes 21 chapters in the Southwest District.

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

Wright’s SAE started with employment at Ropin’ W Ranch doing a variety of tasks like training horses and cleaning stalls. Wright started with his own horses then added training clients’ horses. He trains horses for breakaway, calf roping and team roping rodeo events. In addition, Wright works at a local veterinary clinic where he primarily works with small animals and in the office.

Wright served as chapter historian and secretary, and currently serves as chapter president and area second vice president. He has competed in FFA knowledge and dairy cattle career development events at state level, and horse evaluation CDE at national level. Wright has attended Helping Youth Maximize Agricultural eXperiences Academy and Washington Leadership Conference.

In addition to FFA, Wright has been a member of Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association, Missouri Family Rodeo Association, Missouri High School Rodeo Association, American Quarter Horse Association and Missouri Junior Rodeo Circuit.

After high school graduation, Wright plans to attend North Eastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami, Oklahoma, to study agricultural business and participate on the rodeo team. Wright said he plans to pursue a career in agricultural business while continuing to rodeo.

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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