Borgman honored at FFA convention

Saturday, April 16, 2011

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 15, 2011- The Missouri FFA Association recognized Christopher Borgman of the Slater FFA Chapter as Area 6 Star in Placement at the 83rd Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Doug Borgman of Marshall, Mo and Kim Borgman of Arrow Rock, Mo. His advisor is Zach Crews.

Area Stars in Placement are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as part of a student's Supervised Agricultural Experience Program and active participation in FFA. Area 6 covers 19 chapters in the Central District.

MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Placement awards.

Borgman began his SAE program by working as a summer pollinator for Pioneer Hybrid Research Center. He also works for Hidden Hollow Farms assisting with planting and harvesting corn and soybeans. He works with the cattle herd and does various other farm related tasks. Borgman also manages his own herd of 12 commercial cross-bred cows.

Borgman is currently serving as the Slater FFA President and Area 6 Parliamentarian. He has participated in the meats evaluation and farm business management career development events. Borgman has attended the Washington Leadership Conference, national FFA convention and other leadership conferences throughout Missouri.

Outside of FFA, Borgman is a member of the National Honor Society, lettermen's club, and pep club. He plays varsity football, baseball, and basketball.

His future plans include studying agronomy at the University of Missouri. He would like to research and develop of new varieties of corn and soybeans.

The Missouri FFA has 25,077 members representing 326 chapters. The national organization has more than 523,000 members representing 7,487 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

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.