Memphis FFA Members Recognized at Missouri State FFA Convention
Written by Corey Stott on May 5, 2021
MEMPHIS, Mo.- 5/5/21- Several members of the Memphis FFA Chapter traveled to the 93rd Missouri FFA State Convention in Sedalia this past Friday. The two-day convention honors Missouri FFA members for their outstanding achievments. The theme of the convention was Show-Me More, and that’s exactly what several Memphis FFA members did.
During the convention, Anna Triplett of Rutledge was named as a 2021-22 State FFA Vice-President. Her parents are Curt Triplett and the late Vanessa Triplett and her FFA Advisor is Waltedda Blessing. Anna’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of raising and exhibiting Boer goats and working on her family’s row crop operation. During her high school career, Triplett has served as her chapter’s President, 1st Vice-President and Secretary. She also served this past year as Area 3 Secretary. She will be attending the University of Missouri this fall to study animal science with the goal of eventually earning her doctoral degree in veterinary medicine.
While being named a state Vice-President was a memorable moment for Triplett, she had another proud moment during the convention when she was named as the second-place winner of the Goat Production Proficiency award. The award recognizes members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on experience. The award was sponsored by BTC Bank. Fellow Memphis FFA member Morgan Blessing was the state winner of the Swine Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency award. The Missouri Pork Association sponsored the award.
Eight Memphis FFA members were recognized for achieving the highest degree of membership that the state can award. Jenna Blessing, Morgan Blessing, Kilee Bradley-Robinson, Hunter Carter, Shaylee Davis, Dylan Mohr, Magnum Talbert and Anna Triplett were all presented with their State FFA Degree charms on stage at the Mathewson Exhibition Center at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. Missouri conferred the degree upon 858 of the most qualified members statewide.
The Missouri FFA Association has 25,662 members representing 351 chapters. The national organization has more than 760,000 members representing 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.