Six Students Compete in 2024 FFA Pork Speaking Contest Finals

Columbia, Mo.,—Sadie Burtch, a student with the Chillicothe FFA program, impressed the judges with her speech to win the FFA Pork Speaking Contest state finals, held on February 20 at the 2024 Missouri Pork Expo.


Sadie 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.


Sophie Geppert from the North Callaway FFA, placed second, earning $150. Ashtyn O’Malley with the Buffalo FFA finished third, earning $100. Also competing in the state finals were Michaela Miller, Carrollton FFA; Afton Montiorth, Fredericktown FFA; and Victoria Sperberg, Richland 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, visit, or call the office at (573) 445-8375.


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