Carrollton FFA receives a Top Chapter Award

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19, 2013 – Carrollton FFA placed 32nd out of 331 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 85th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year.

Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development. The Carrollton FFA Chapter advisors are Brooke Swindler and Kelly Lee.

Part of their chapter student development activities include members having mock interviews with a local USDA employee and participating in the Missouri State FFA Agri-Science fair.

Chapter development activities are designed to promote excellence within the chapter.
Members were involved in project recruitment, where members worked to develop future membership. They also do a tailgate at the first home football game.

Carrollton FFA also participates in community development events. These are designed to allow the chapter to take a leadership role in helping the community in which they live.  The chapter teams up with other clubs in the school to host a canned food drive at the second football game of the year. Other activities include hosting a book drive to donate to local schools and setting up a petting zoo.

The top chapters are submitted to the National FFA Organization where they compete for the National FFA Chapter Award. The competition will be this fall at the 86th National FFA Convention in Louisville.

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.