Six Students Compete in 2023 FFA Pork Speaking Contest Finals

Columbia, Mo.,—Carly Henderson, a student with the Wellsville FFA program, impressed the judges with her speech to win the FFA Pork Speaking Contest state finals, held on February 21 at the 2023 Missouri Pork Expo.


Carly was one of six speakers to reach the state finals. Students qualified for the finals by winning their area, then district contest. With the victory, she earned a plaque and a check for $200.


Grant Case from the Salem FFA, placed second, earning $150. Emily Wilford with the Chillicothe FFA finished third, earning $100. Also competing in the state finals were Tyne Wilson, Pleasant Hill FFA; Emma Robinson, Republic FFA; Donnie Laut, Fredericktown FFA—each received $50.


PigTek, Chore-Time sponsored the FFA Pork Speaking Contest, which took place during the Missouri Pork Expo held in Osage Beach at Margaritaville Lake Resort. Pork producers from across the state enjoyed a trade show, producer education seminars and guest speakers.


The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and public policy. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.


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