Paxton Dahmer, an agricultural education and leadership major from Nevada, Missouri, was named Outstanding Freshman at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11.
Dahmer is the 2018-19 Missouri FFA State President, in addition to being involved at CAFNR in Collegiate Farm Bureau, Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow, CAFNR True Tigers, and as an Agricultural Education and Leadership Ambassador. As part of his responsibilities as Missouri FFA State President, he has traveled to high schools to facilitate workshops devoted to leadership development and delivered remarks to the Missouri House of Representatives.
“In my short time with Paxton, he has always exhibited the highest integrity. His word is consistent with his actions and reflects the exemplary value system that is needed in the world today. He has the respect of his peers and adults alike. He has a positive attitude that is contagious and a mature behavior that is exemplary without exception. I would trust him explicitly to make mature decisions,” said Keith Dietzschold, executive secretary, MO FFA Association, and supervisor, Northwest District, Agricultural Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. “Paxton has the capacity for getting the job done. As his supervisor during this state officer year, I have always been able to count on Paxton to accomplish the goal. Regardless of the time or effort required, he would always meet expectations. I am sure his professors have found the same consistent effort and results during his short time at the University.”