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May 6, 2014

Missouri FFA members honored as Area Stars

Top agriscience, agribusiness, farmer, placement members chosen

Parsons, Kansas — Missouri FFA stars shining brightly at the recent state convention included several members from Farm Talk territory.

Star Farmers from the area include:

•Thomas Hylton of the Miller FFA Chapter as Area 9 Star Farmer. His parents are Danny and Brigit Hylton of Avilla, Mo. His advisors are Jay Shepherd and Lyle Whittaker.

•Julie Choate of the Pleasant Hope FFA Chapter as Area 10 Star Farmer. Her parents are Mike and Cathy Choate of Pleasant Hope, Mo. Her advisors are Joey Stokes and Mary Anne Keck.

•Chaney Scott of the McDonald County FFA Chapter as Area 11 Star Farmer. Her parents are Tim and Jody Scott of Anderson, Mo. Her advisors are Rob Hall, Brian Nelson and Emily Hutton.

•Jera Pipkin of the Republic FFA Chapter as Area 12 Star Farmer. Her parents are Jim and Joann Pipkin from Republic, Mo. Her advisors are Mike Shumaker and Jason Cutler.

Stars in Agribusiness were awarded to:

•Thomas Kerbs of the Bronaugh FFA Chapter as Area 9 Star in Agribusiness. His parents are Larry and Nancy Kerbs of Nevada, Mo. His advisor is Travis Wait.

•Jared Minor of the Marshfield FFA Chapter as Area 10 Star in Agribusiness. His parents are Danny and Carol Minor of Strafford, Mo. His advisors are Kyle Whittaker, Justin Cron and Jered Brown.

•Nik Manley of the Neosho FFA Chapter as Area 11 Star in Agribusiness. He is the son of Scott and Cindy Morgan. His advisors are Jennifer Thogmartin and Mike Aldrich.

•Shaylee Wallace of the Branson FFA Chapter as Area 12 Star in Agribusiness. Her parents are Sam and Rita Wallace. Her advisors are Mark McSpadden and Aaron Magnusun.

Stars in Agriscience included:

•Miranda Allison of the Walnut Grove FFA Chapter as the Area 10 Star in Agriscience. Her parents are Bryan and Tracey Allison of Flemington, Mo. Her advisor is Bruce Blakemore.

•Jordan Lebahn of the Mansfield FFA Chapter as the Area 12 Star in Agriscience. His parents are Wes and Amy Lebahn of Mansfield, Mo. His advisor is Stan Coday.

Stars in Placement from the area were:

•Emily Peterson of the Bronaugh FFA Chapter as the Area 9 Star in Placement. Her Parents are Shane and Lisa Peterson of Bronaugh, Mo. Her advisor is Travis Wait.

•Justin Ledford of the Marshfield FFA Chapter as the Area 10 Star in Placement. His parents are Joe and Anita Ledford of Marshfield, Mo. His advisors are Kyle Whittaker, Justin Cron and Jered Brown.

•Caleb Laswell of the Pierce City FFA Chapter as the Area 11 Star in Placement. His parents are Dean and Dianna Laswell of Pierce City, Mo. His advisors are Duane Kaiser and Kristy Sivils.

•Jacob Ray of the Hurley FFA chapter as the Area 12 Star in Placement. His parents are Craig and Christy Ray of Hurley, Mo. His advisor is Cody Wright.

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