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Kranjec from Fredericktown FFA Chapter named Area 15 Star in Placement

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 20, 2012- The Missouri FFA Association recognized Kristofor Kranjec, of the Fredericktown FFA Chapter, as Area 15 Star in Placement at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Ivan and Donna Kranjec. His advisor is Tom Mooney.

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 and active participation in FFA. Area 15 includes 16 chapters in the Southeast District.

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

Kranjec’s SAE began with the purchase of ten registered cows and a bull. He also works at his family’s farm supply store where he performs many tasks, including customer service, inventory control, accounting and product display. Kranjec also works on the family’s diversified farm operation, which includes registered Angus cattle; and hay, forage and specialty crop production.

Kranjec has served as his chapter’s treasurer and president, and as a reporter on the area level. He placed second at the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives at the district level. He has competed in the agriculture sales, agronomy, and division 1 public speaking career development events. Kranjec was the area proficiency winner in beef production entrepreneurship and agriculture sales placement.

Outside of FFA, Kranjec is a member of the National BETA Club, student council, soccer team and president of his Future Business Leaders of America and DECA chapters. Additionally, he serves as the DECA District 12 vice president.

Kranjec plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University and study animal science and accounting. His career plans are to be an animal scientist focusing on beef cattle research.

The Missouri FFA has 25,760 members representing 327 chapters. The national organization has more than 540,000 members representing 7,489 local 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.

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