Wheaton's Yang named state FFA Vice President

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

COLUMBIA -- During the 86th Missouri FFA Convention, Yia Yang, of Wheaton, was graced with a pair of honors.

Yang received the second-place Missouri FFA Agricultural Communications Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award, and he was named the 2014-2015 State FFA Vice President representing Area 11.

Yang has served as chapter secretary, chapter president, and as vice president of the Area 11 FFA Association.

Yang has participated at the state level in FFA Knowledge, agronomy, and poultry career development events. He also participated in the Area 11 Missouri Pork Association Public Speaking Contest, which he won twice, and was selected as the runner-up in the Southwest District.

Yang was a 2012 graduate of the Missouri Agribusiness Academy. He also was selected as an ambassador for the following year's academy class. Yang was named the chapter's Star Greenhand and Star Farmer. In 2011, Yang attended State FFA Leadership Camp where he received a leadership medal.

In high school, Yang is a member of the National Honor Society. He served as class president, student council member and Future Business Leader of America officer. Yang also played basketball and baseball.

Yang plans to study plant science at the University of Missouri. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in agronomy and plant science.

Yang is a member of the Wheaton FFA Chapter. His advisors are David Bolton and Eric Roller. His parents are Toua and Chao Yang.