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Groebe from Cameron FFA Chapter named Area 2 Star Farmer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 24, 2020 -The Missouri FFA Association recognized Jared Groebe of the Cameron FFA chapter as the Area 2 Star Farmer. His parents are Dwayne and Ronda Groebe of Cameron. His advisors are Carmen Buller and Chris Henderson.

Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 2 includes 26 chapters in the Northwest District.

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

Groebe’s SAE started with purchasing five bred heifers, planting 13 acres of corn and 10 acres of soybeans. The next year, Groebe expanded his operation by increasing the cow herd to 10, and crop production to 29 acres of corn and 22 acres of soybeans. Groebe is now breeding 30 head of cattle, and growing 60 acres of corn, 60 acres of soybeans and 75 acres of forage.

Groebe served as chapter sentinel and 2nd vice president. He competed at state in the forestry, nursery/landscape and agricultural mechanics career development events. In agricultural mechanics, he received a Group I individual rating. He won proficiency awards at the area level in diversified agriculture production and grain production entrepreneurship. In 2019, he received the second-place Missouri Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award. He was named Chapter Star Greenhand, Chapter Star Farmer, Outstanding Junior Male and Outstanding Senior Male. He attended Washington Leadership Conference; State FFA Leadership Camp; and Lead, Educate, Advance, Develop Conference for Chapter Officers.

In addition to FFA, Groebe was a member of the Interact Club and the A+ program. Outside of school, he was a member of the Keystone Willing Workers 4-H Club and I-35 Cattlemen’s Association. He also was youth liaison to the county extension council and a county 4-H council representative.

Groebe is attending Grand River Technical School, Chillicothe, and is working toward a building trades certificate.

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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