Michelle Johnson of Doniphan, Mo., has been selected the 2010-2011 Area 16 State FFA Vice President. Johnson is a member of the Couch FFA Chapter. Johnson's advisor is Pam Proffitt-Rowland.
Johnson's FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience Program consists of raising lambs to show and sell at the Ripley County Fair.
Johnson has participated at state with FFA creed speaking, and she also has competed on the district level in the agricultural sales and nursery landscaping career development events. Other CDEs that Johnson has participated in are division II public speaking, farm business management and advanced prepared public speaking.
Johnson has been selected as Area 16 Star in Placement and has achieved the state level proficiency award for sheep production. She earned many chapter level proficiency awards, including nursery landscaping, floriculture, vegetable production, and agricultural sales and services.
Johnson also has received her State FFA Leadership Medal. She participated in many different activities in high school, including A+; Future Business Leaders of America; Youth Summit; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; Beta club; library club, student council, Youth for Christ; and varsity cheerleading. She also was involved in the Youth Market Livestock Show at the Ripley County Fair.
Johnson has participated in many community service activities such as blood drives, Adopt-A-Family, Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up and singing carols at local nursing homes during the Christmas season.
She will be attending Missouri State University in West Plains, where she plans to study biotechnology and looks forward to a career in the field of genetic engineering. Johnson intends to stay involved in the agriculture industry and continue raising lambs.
The Missouri FFA has 24,898 members representing 324 chapters. The national organization has more than 500,000 members representing 7,429 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.