Carter Joggerst of Ste. Genevieve won the Missouri FFA agricultural mechanics repair and maintenance entrepreneurship proficiency award at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia.
Joggerst, a sophomore at Ste. Genevieve High School, is the son of Tim and Nancy Joggerst. He is a member of the Ste. Genevieve FFA chapter, which is directed by advisor is Hannah Fritsche-Donze.
Joggerst’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of repairing, maintaining and restoring farm equipment at his father’s shop. He is responsible in all facets of machinery maintenance such as problem recognition, disassembly, ordering new parts and reassembly. He started his first tractor restoration at 12 years old when he purchased his first tractor.
In addition, he raises livestock and crops.
In FFA, Joggerst attended the Greenhand Motivational Conference. He participated in the district grasslands evaluation career development event and exhibited his work at the Southeast Missouri District Fair.
In addition to FFA, Joggerst is a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau and on the honor roll.
He participates in Red Ribbon Week, Snowcoming Week and Homecoming Week.
After graduation, Joggerst’s plans include taking over his father’s repair shop and expanding the business.
Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Agricultural mechanics repair and maintenance entrepreneurship is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at state level.
Lincoln Electric Company of Lenexa, Kansas, sponsors the award.
The Missouri FFA has 25,375 members in 347 chapters. The national organization has more than 669,000 members in 8,630 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. 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.
(Information in a release from the Missouri FFA.)