COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19, 2013 — Tessa Chambers, Fayette, Mo., has been named the 2013-2014 Area 4 State FFA Vice President at the 85th Missouri FFA Convention. Chambers is a member of the Fayette FFA Chapter. Her advisor is Doug Chambers. Her parents are Douglas and Susan Chambers.
Chambers’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of raising, showing, and marketing goats, Angus cattle, and Missouri Fox Trotting horses.
Chambers served as chapter secretary, vice president, and as president. She served as sentinel of the Area 4 FFA Association.
Chambers placed fifth at state in the FFA Creed speaking career development event. In the Division II prepared public speaking CDE, she placed second at state. She participated in Missouri Farm Bureau public speaking contest placing second at district contest for two consecutive years, and winning first place at state competition in 2012. She also has earned a state Group I rating in the FFA Knowledge, dairy cattle evaluation, entomology and horse evaluation CDEs.
Chambers was selected to attend Missouri Agribusiness Academy and was a member of the National FFA Band in 2011. In 2010, she won the intermediate division at Missouri Public Speaking Academy. She was named Chapter Star Greenhand, and has received the chapter scholarship award for three years, the chapter leadership award for two years, the chapter sales award for four years and has won multiple proficiencies.
Chambers has been actively involved in student council, National Honor Society, speech team, drama club, marching band, concert band, concert choir, math and science club, Science Olympiad, and Fellowship of Christian Students. She has been an active member of 4-H for nine years and has held several offices. Chambers is active in her local church.
Chambers plans to study science and agriculture journalism at the University of Missouri. Her goal is to find a public relations job with an agriculture company.
The Missouri FFA has 25,062 members representing 331 chapters. The national organization has more than 550,000 members representing 7,489 local 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.