One member from the Madison FFA Chapter attended the sixth annual HYMAX Academy from June 16 to June 18.

One member from the Madison FFA Chapter attended the sixth annual HYMAX Academy from June 16 to June 18.

Miranda Breid is the daughter of Shannon and Mindy Breid. Her FFA Advisor is Joni Fields. The Academy was sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association and was held at Camp Rising Sun located within the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The institute provided extensive leadership and advocacy training for the top 100 incoming sophomores in FFA chapters across Missouri. The high school students were selected out of many applicants to attend this specialized academy.

Academy members received training from MO State FFA Officers as well as past MO State FFA Officers, Agricultural Educators, MO FFA State Staff and other individuals involved in agriculture. Students learned how to overcome obstacles in their Supervised Agricultural Experience programs and developed their communication and agricultural advocacy skills.

Missouri ranks sixth in the nation with over 25,000 FFA members.