Wilson places second in FFA convention competition
Wyatt Wilson of Ava, received the second-place Missouri FFA Beef Production Placement Proficiency Award April 19 at the 90th Missouri FFA Convention.
Wilson, a senior at Gainesville High School, is the son of Jon and April Wilson. He is a member of the Gainesville FFA Chapter. His chapter adviser is his dad, Jon Wilson.
Wilson’s supervised agricultural experience includes the production and management of a beef cattle operation. He is involved in building fence for his family farm and others in the area. He also checks cattle, rotates pastures, moves and refills mineral feeders, feeds cattle and maintains waterers. He is also directly involved with herd health management and the breeding and AI processes.
As an FFA member, Wilson has attended state and national FFA conventions, Washington Leadership Conference, Helping Youth Maximize their Agricultural eXperience (HYMAX) Academy, Public Speaking Institute and Area Officer Institute.
Outside of FFA, Wilson is a Farm Bureau member. He also competed in basketball and cross country and is a member of student council. He is an active member of his church’s youth group.
After graduation, Wilson plans to attend Missouri State University to study agricultural education. He plans to continue working on his family’s farm and for a local farmer during the summers and on weekends.
Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Beef Production Placement is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association sponsored this award.