On behalf of more than 25,000 members of Missouri FFA, Governor Mike Parson proclaimed February 16-23, 2019, to be National FFA Week in Missouri.

Missouri FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet the challenges of feeding a growing population by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways through their experiences in agricultural education.

In a press release from Governor Mike L. Parson, Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said, "The future of Missouri agriculture lies in the hands of these students. It’s important that we invest in them as young leaders now so that they can invent the next agriculture technology, return to the family farm, or help us share the story of Missouri agriculture.”

Governor Parson was joined by more than 80 local Missouri FFA members who welcomed him to the Capitol as he replicated the FFA tradition of driving a tractor to school during National FFA Week. The tractor was fueled by B20 Biodiesel and led from the Governor’s Mansion to the Capitol this morning by the Missouri FFA van sponsored by the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council.