The Missouri FFA Association recognized Kameran Leigh Collier of the Adrian FFA Chapter as the Area 7 Star Farmer at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Scott and Kirsten Collier of Adrian. Her advisor is Ethan Romi.
Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 7 includes 25 chapters in the Central District.
MFA, Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star Farmer awards and the State Star Farmer Award.
Collier’s SAE consists of diversified livestock production. She is responsible for the operation and maintenance of registered Shorthorn cattle, lambs and goats. She exhibits the three species at local, state and national levels.
Collier currently serves as area secretary and chapter president, and previously served as chapter secretary and reporter. She participated at state in dairy cattle evaluation, and horse evaluation and selection career development events. Collier also participated in Division I and Division II prepared public speaking leadership development events. She attended National FFA Convention & Expo, and Missouri FFA Convention.
In addition to FFA, Collier is a member of the speech and debate club. She participates in volleyball and basketball. Collier also is a member of the Bates County 4-H, where she has held officer positions and is a member of the livestock judging team.
After graduating high school, Collier’s plans include attending Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kansas, and competing on the livestock judging team. She then plans on studying agricultural education at Missouri State University, Springfield. Collier said she hopes to become an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor.
The Missouri FFA has 25,662 members representing 351 chapters. The national organization has more than 760,000 members representing 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.