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Hallsville FFA awarded

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:06 am

Hallsville High school students enrolled in agriculture education courses have gone beyond the classroom and learned real-world applications in several disciplines. Whether it is in agricultural mechanics, livestock evaluation, or a dozen other areas of learning, the Missouri Agricultural Skills and Knowledge Assessment Industry Recognized Credential (MOASK IRC) program recognizes students performing at a proficient level as determined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Members of the Hallsville FFA chapter.

Members of the Hallsville FFA chapter.

The Hallsville High School students who have completed the required education/training and demonstrated proficiency in one of the 15 skill areas are:

Poultry Evaluation

Will Adkins       Samuel Morris Landon Noland            Cody Hultz

Cole Scheetz  Luke West       Kolbi Noland    Daniel Bereswill

Horse Evaluation

Renee Conklin

Dairy Foods Evaluation

Quintan Culwell           Karsyn West   Lauren Proctor


Chase Howe   Austin Powless           Ean Klasing     Blake Smith

Dauten Lucas Austin Stone    Garret Owen   Sidney Simmerman

Nelson Pipes   Trevor Rowland          Tanner Johnson         Andrew Huddleston


Hallsville Vocational Agricultural Instructor Ben Carpenter joined Boone County Farm Bureau board members Colleen and Les Wegener in presenting the MOASK IRC certificates, Thursday May 10 at the annual Hallsville FFA banquet held in the Hallsville Intermediate School commons.

The technical skills assessments are conducted much like FFA judging events, but the results are used to determine a student’s proficiency and not for competitive award purposes. The program compliments the three-circle model for delivering agricultural education in schools. The circles represent learning in the classroom, leadership development through the FFA and hands on training through each student’s Supervised Agricultural Experience.

Sponsors Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture are proud to partner with DESE and take an active role in the program. County Farm Bureau leaders are responsible for verifying the rigor of each event, ensuring requirements are met and providing certificates for students deemed proficient.

“Ultimately, we want to add value to the experiences our youth gain through agriculture education,” said Wegener. “We believe these credentials will benefit students as they pursue higher education and/or vocational training, apply for scholarships and ultimately enter the workforce.