COLUMBIA — Samantha Boedges of Hermann High School’s FFA chapter won the Missouri FFA Veterinary Science Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award during the 94th Missouri …
COLUMBIA — Samantha Boedges of Hermann High School’s FFA chapter won the Missouri FFA Veterinary Science Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award during the 94th Missouri FFA Convention.
Boedges, a senior, is the daughter of James and Megan Boedges. Her FFA advisors at HHS are Douglas Ridder and Tracy Vedder.
Her supervised agricultural experience program consists of employment at Hermann Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary technician assistant. Her responsibilities range from cleaning equipment to running the skid steer to clean pens. She is responsible for taking inventory of supplies and medical products along with loading and unloading animals She also assists with farm calls, surgeries and emergencies.
As a FFA member at Hermann High School, Boedges had been a part of Courtesy Corps, received a Gold Ranking in the National FFA farm and agribusiness management contest, and competed in the State Sheep Producers Division Fall Speaking leadership development event.
Boedges is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, the National Honor Society, her high school varsity softball and volleyball teams, and is a Sunday school teacher at her church.
After graduating high school, Boedges plans to attend the University of Missouri to study agribusiness or general agriculture. She hopes to own her own agritourism business, expand the Boedges Family Farm and help them market their meat directly.
Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Veterinary Science is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. Addison Biological Laboratories, Inc., sponsored this award.
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