Bowling Green High School is once again home to a Missouri FFA State officer, as Elise Bailey was recently named the 2017-2018 State FFA Vice-President.
The announcement of Bailey’s new position as State Vice-President was made during the 89th Annual State FFA Convention, which was held in Columbia at the University of Missouri campus.
Within the local FFA Chapter, Bailey has served as chapter assistant vice president and secretary, and as area chaplain.
Competitively, Bailey has represented the BGHS FFA Chapter at the state level when she competed in creed speaking and in Division II Prepared Public Speaking. She has also received a Group I rating in Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Horse Evaluation Career Development events.
Bailey received a second-place proficiency award in agricultural services. She is a graduate of Missouri Agribusiness Academy. She was also the winner of the Missouri Soil and Water Fall Speech Contest.
Bailey’s supervised agriculture experience program (SAE) consists of beef, swine, pumpkin, and specialty crop production. She is also the owner and founder of Bailey’s Brand.
In addition to her involvement with the local FFA Chapter, Bailey is an active Bowling Green High School junior with membership in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America Chapter of BGHS, National Honor Society, Speech and Drama Club.
Outside of school, Bailey works at Feeders Grain, Inc. in Bowling Green and works on her family farm, Bailey Family Farms, LLC. Bailey is also a longtime member of the Peppy Circle 4-H Club. She also serves as the youth representative on the Pike County Youth Fair Board and is the assistant media and audio director at First Baptist Church of Vandalia.
After graduation from BGHS, Bailey plans to study animal science and become an advocate and educator for the agriculture industry after college.
Her FFA Chapter advisors are Christopher Hudson, Jason Davis and Matthew Graves.
Elise lives in rural Curryville with her parents, Brock and Stephanie Bailey.
She is the granddaughter of Glen and Carolyn Bailey, of Curryville, and Jerry and Susan Gamm, of Bowling Green.