The Missouri State FFA Convention returned to Columbia after a year of a modified event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds last year. A highlight of the event is the installation of the state officers.
This year, Colton Roy of Trenton, Mo., will lead and inspire members as Missouri state FFA president. Hannah Rice of Brunswick FFA joins him as the first vice president, and Jodi Robinson of Richmond FFA will be the state FFA secretary.
The trio, along with 13 state vice presidents, will represent 25,626 members from 353 chapters across the state. The group will visit with FFA members this year to help students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Here’s a little information about Roy:
Chapter. Trenton FFA
SAE. Owner of Sugar Creek Apiaries, harvesting honey from 50 hives to create honey-based products. Roy uses social media to promote products and teach consumers about pollinators.
FFA activities. Area 2 president, extemporaneous speaking, HYMAX and HYPE academies, grasslands evaluation, meats team.
Awards. Area 2 Star in Agribusiness, Area 2 Specialty animal production proficiency winner, Chapter Star Farmer and Chapter Star in Agribusiness
High school. T-Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Golden Bulldog Marching Band and scholar bowl
College/career. University of Missouri studying agribusiness management, economics and public policy. Roy hopes to attend law school and work as an agriculture estate attorney with an emphasis on farm succession.
Parents. Eric and Alicia Roy
Advisors. Kabel Oaks and Sadie Roy
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