Claire Silvers

Parents: Amanda Silvers and Chris Silvers
Hometown: El Dorado Springs, Mo.
4-H Club: Union Hall 4-H Club
FFA Chapter: El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter
Advisor(s): Brett Neil and Courtney Poirot

Ag Involvement: “I currently serve as the Area XI State Vice President for the Missouri FFA Association. This has given me the opportunity to advocate for agriculture in many settings, as well as, tell the story of agriculture. I grew up around the beef cattle industry, including showing, and my grandparent’s production operation. In addition to showing cattle, I began taking riding lessons at a young age and I decided I would never get too far away from horses and livestock.”

4-H Involvement: “I began as a clover kid in the Union Hall 4-H Club where I am currently a 10th-year member. I have held many offices in my club and county. Through 4-H livestock judging, beef, horse and swine projects, I have developed a passion for agriculture and I look forward to applying the leadership skills I have learned through 4-H in the future.”

FFA Involvement: “As a freshman in high school I fell in love with the agriculture education program and FFA. My sophomore year I served as chapter secretary. I became chapter president my junior year. I also served as the Area XI Treasurer in 2013-2014. This year I have the privilege of serving as the Area XI State Vice President of the Missouri FFA Association. My Supervised Agricultural Experience Program consists of a small herd of beef cattle and show horses. Last year during the Missouri FFA Convention, I was able to walk across the stage for placing third on the Meats CDE and to receive my State FFA Degree.”

Most Memorable Moment: “My most memorable moment thus far dates back to my freshman year of high school when I was sitting in Mr. Dryer’s Agriculture Science I class. It was the first week back to school and the Missouri State Fair was winding down. I received a phone call from my mom to tell me I had received Reserve Grand Champion Carcass Steer on Rail. Not only was this exciting because I had won but I vividly remember talking to my mom and hearing the excitement in her voice then going and telling my classmates.

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