Purdy FFA members attend Salute To Agriculture

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Members from the Purdy FFA Chapter attended the Salute to Agriculture in Springfield. Pictured, front row from left, are: Grace Robertson, Randy Schad, Jake Brown, Kyler Propps, Zack Brewer and Adam Humphrey. Second row: Kylie Wood, Casey Ellison, Anastasia Ohler, Makenna Orwig, Sydni Lakey, Savannah Bradt, and Macie Rivera. Third row: Andres Aldaba, Zane Brown, Jose Sanchez, Cailyn Spears, Zoe Brown, Breanna Perkins, Bayleigh Robbins, Emma Mareth (holding Ryder Ellis), Betty Berry, Clay Henderson, Megan Hibbard, Kelli Trent and Mikey Schad. Fourth row: Purdy FFA Advisor Jordan Ellis, Charles Mitchell, Tory Daugherty, Ezequiel Gaucin, Oscar Ortega, Kole Rea, Dalton Stephens, Collin Stanford, Lauren Schallert, Tyler Keeler, Macy Terry, Audrey Lowe, Andrew Martinez, Eric Aguilar, Enrique Garcia, Elmer Rueda, Rylee Boyd, Axel Saldana, Mason Schallert and Kyle Billingsley. Back row: Scotty Henry, Gavin Upchurch, Kinsley Mattingly, Hunter Thomas, Harley Stephens, Chandler Orwig, Mason Harkey, Dawson Abramovitz and Joby Young. Contribued photo

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.