COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19, 2013 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Connor Jaegers of the La Monte FFA Chapter as State Star in Agribusiness at the 85th Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Karl and Denise Jaegers of La Monte. His advisors are Macae McKinley and Marshall Streit.
The State Star in Agribusiness is selected from among the 15 Area Stars in Agribusiness based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as part of the student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA.
MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the State Star in Agribusiness award as well as the 15 area Star in Agribusiness awards.
Jaegers’s SAE program provides custom chicken litter spreading to local farmers. He began with one spreader truck leased from his father and later expanded his business with the purchase of a second truck and skid steer. Jaegers’s revenue has more than doubled since the start of his SAE. He picks up additional revenue during the growing season by selling hay.
Jaegers has served as chapter sentinel and vice president. He participated in soil and water conservation speaking contests at the area and district levels. He won a chapter proficiency award in poultry production and was named Chapter Star Farmer.
In addition to FFA, Jaegers has been a member of his high school basketball team for four years. He volunteers at the Viking Community Exchange. He also plays percussion in high school band.
After high school, Jaegers plans to invest his time and money in his operation as well as his family business.
About the FFA:
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.
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