Tracy Vedder, adviser for Hermann High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter, announces the following end-of-the year honors for members:
Braeden Englert was selected for HYMAX academy this summer which will be partially virtual and will meet in person at the state fair. Among its goals, the academy allows members to receive hands-on experiences to prepare them to communicate, lead, and advocate for the agricultural industry. Members will also learn strategies to continue strengthening their knowledge base in agricultural issues, sharpen written and verbal communication skills, and spark potential career interests. Englert will also return from the three-day academy at the Lake of the Ozarks with ideas for helping fellow members relate the importance of agriculture.
Megan Schneider was named the area winner in the Agriculture Sales proficiency, and Brady Vedder was the area winner in Dairy Production. Additionally, the following members have received state degrees: Elly Krueger, Ellie Englert, Brady Vedder, Matthew Lampkin, Logan Bader, Lance Bader, and Megan Schneider.
Malerie Schutt and Samantha Boedges were selected for interviews for Missouri Agribusiness Academy, although interviews have been postponed. Since 1988, the Missouri Agribusiness Academy (MAbA) has awarded 960 academy memberships through a competitive application and interview process. To be eligible for the Missouri Agribusiness Academy, students must come from a farming family or be an active member of the National FFA Organization or 4-H. The 2020 MAbA class will tour agribusinesses, explore educational opportunities and meet with agricultural leaders in the Kansas City area from June 1-5, 2020. The students will end their week in Jefferson City.
Madison Coleman was selected in the first round of interviews to represent our area for state FFA office.