Purdy FFA members attend Salute To Agriculture
State leaders provide comments at area ag event
Members from the Purdy FFA Chapter attended Salute to Agriculture at the William H. Darr College of Agriculture in Springfield, co-sponsored by PFI Western Wear and the Missouri Farm Bureau.
Over 1,400 FFA members from 37 chapters were treated to a meal, a round of agricultural olympics and yard games. The event ended at the John Q. Hammons Arena, where attendees enjoyed a Professional Bull Riders PFI Western Invitational. Industry leaders were on hand to remind students that agriculture is important and food will feed the world.
Lt. Governor Mike Parsons, Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst and PFI Western Store Marketing Official Courtney Little-Ash were on hand to greet the students, thank them for their interest in agriculture and to encourage them in pursuing a future in the industry.
The William H. Darr College of Agriculture houses over 800 students providing them with 10 different majors and eight minors to provide a foundation to successfully work in the agriculture industry.