The Missouri FFA Association awarded the Sweet Springs, Slater and Boonville FFA Chapters a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award at the Missouri FFA State Convention at the Mathewson Exhibition Center in Sedalia over the weekend.
Sweet Springs placed 4th, Slater eighth and Boonville 23rd of 351 chapters. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year.
The Sweet Springs FFA advisors are Kristen Fenner and Brent Niemeyer. The Slater FFA advisor is Zach Crews. The Boonville FFA advisors are Doug Henke and Deanna Thies.
The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasize growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.
The top chapters compete for the National FFA Chapter Award. Winners will be announced this fall at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.