Kenneth James Swope of Boonville, Mo., has been named the 2012-2013 Area 6 State FFA Vice President. Swope is a member of the Boonville FFA Chapter. His advisors are Doug Henke, John Sponaugle, and Deanna Thies.His parents are Mark and Emma Swope.



Swope?'s Supervised Agricultural Experience Program includes working on Triple S Farms, his father'?s operation. Swope wanted to gain more agricultural experience.  His program now includes helping the elderly improve their landscapes, working at Orscheln?s Farm and Home, and assisting The Veggie Patch in marketing their farm-to-table produce operation at a local farmers market.


Kenneth James Swope of Boonville, Mo., has been named the 2012-2013 Area 6 State FFA Vice President. Swope is a member of the Boonville FFA Chapter. His advisors are Doug Henke, John Sponaugle, and Deanna Thies.His parents are Mark and Emma Swope.

Swope's Supervised Agricultural Experience Program includes working on Triple S Farms, his father's operation. Swope wanted to gain more agricultural experience.  His program now includes helping the elderly improve their landscapes, working at Orscheln's Farm and Home, and assisting The Veggie Patch in marketing their farm-to-table produce operation at a local farmers market.  

Swope served as junior president, historian, chapter 1st vice president and student advisor. He also served as president of Area 6 FFA Association and president of State FFA Leadership Camp in 2011.

Swope's participation in career development events includes creed speaking, division 2 prepared public speaking and advanced prepared public speaking, job interview and Nursery and Landscape. He was the top individual in his Area FFA Knowledge Contest. He participated in the Missouri Pork Association fall speaking contest.

Swope was a two-year National FFA Chorus member, three-year State FFA Chorus member and chapter Star Greenhand. He was awarded a Chapter Star in Placement, a State FFA Leadership Camp leadership medal and a leadership medal for job interview. He received second place for his Area 6 Landscape Management Proficiency Award.

Swope?s Boonville High School activities include the A+ scholarship program, a high school sports trainer for football, wrestling, track and soccer, and chamber and competition choir.  Swope is involved in Riverside Christian Church. He is an active member of the New Hope Community Garden Association, and his local Masonic lodge.  

Swope plans to use his A+ scholarship at State Fair Community College and then transfer to the University of Missouri to study agricultural education and political science.  He plans to give back to the FFA and continue to defend agriculture to ensure future generations know how much it impacts lives daily.


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.