Gallatin Forestry Contest Team Win State FFA Competition

The Gallatin Forestry Contest Team won their state competition at the Missouri State Contest and will earn the right to compete nationally. Gallatin’s Forestry Team finished first of 44 teams competing. Gallatin scored 1312 points to win the competition. Individually, Abigail Burns placed 2nd. Emma Christopher placed 4th. Anasen Wayne placed 15th. Betty Rogers finished 39th individually for Gallatin.

Northwest Region FFA teams finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the Livestock Career Event competition at the Missouri State FFA Contest. Nevada won the overall competition. Savannah finished 2nd. Chillicothe placed 3rd. Northwest Tech was 4th. Mercer was also a Group I team and finished 9th. Leanna Smith of Chillicothe was the top individual scorer.

Savannah finished 3rd in the Dairy Foods Contest. Stewartsville was 6th. Lathrop finished 9th. All three teams were Group I teams.

Savannah placed as a Group I team by finishing 5th in Food Science.

North Harrison finished in Group I in the Horses contest. They were 9th overall

North Shelby finished 1st in the Agronomy State Contest. Savannah was 9th and finished in Group I.


The Missouri FFA Association awarded the Trenton FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem and a Top Chapter Award. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation annually.

The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the organization’s mission and strategies. Chapters improve operations using the National Quality Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities emphasizing growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership. FCS Financial sponsors this award. The Trenton FFA advisors are Kabel Oaks and Sadie Roy.

The Trenton FFA hosted events including Career Day, where members participated in a career carousel and heard from industry experts; Pollination Station, where members created a pollinator habitat to increase population; and Open Line, where members hosted an on-air open line radio program to promote FFA Week and their local chapter.

The top chapters in Missouri will compete for the National FFA Chapter Award. Winners will be announced this fall at the 97th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.