National FFA Organization
Stanton, 21, is a member of the Centralia FFA Chapter in Centralia, Mo. His advisors are Scott Stone, Lori Lewis and Jessica Cummins. He is the son of Andrew and Judy Stanton. What started as a gift of six chicks from his uncle turned into Stanton’s own enterprise. As co-owner of Stanton Brothers, he manages more than 20,000 laying hens and gardens totaling 4,300 square feet. The Missourian supplies neighbors, local businesses, nursing homes, university dining halls and farmers markets with fresh eggs, radishes and tomatoes. A student at the University of Missouri studying agribusiness management, he wants to return to his family’s farm while expanding his own enterprise. He received the 2011 National FFA Agricultural Proficiency in agricultural sales.