Felix Cantrell from the Seymour FFA chapter was among 100 members from across Missouri who attended the annual HYMAX (Helping Youth Maximize their Agricultural eXperience) Academy from June 14 through June 16, a prestigious state-leadership academy sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association and held at Camp Rising Sun, located at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.
The 2019 HYMAX Academy provided extensive leadership training that focused on developing self, working on teams, agriculture advocacy and learning how to enhance their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE).
Academy members were taught by agriculture and leadership experts, along with touring non-traditional agriculture businesses.
These 100 high-school students who are entering their sophomore year, including Cantrell, were selected out of many applicants to attend this specialized academy based on their FFA leadership involvement, community engagement and academics.
Seymour’s FFA advisor is Tiffany Kauffman.