Ashbaugh receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Ashbaugh receives Honorary State FFA Degree


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009

SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Missouri FFA Association named Raymond Ashbaugh, Burlington Junction, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention.

Ashbaugh is the dairy herdsman for Northwest Missouri State University R.T. Wright Farm, Maryville. For the last 36 years at the R.T. Wright Farm, Ashbaugh helped organize spring and fall dairy cattle evaluation career development events. Ashbaugh was a member of the Northwest Technical School FFA Chapter.

The Missouri FFA Association recognizes Honorary State FFA Degree recipients for their valuable efforts and contributions to the FFA organization and its members. Those eligible to receive the Honorary FFA Degree include farmers, school superintendents, principals, members of the board of education, chapter advisors, teachers, staff members in agricultural education, business professionals and others who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA.

The Missouri FFA has 25,662 members representing 351 chapters. The national organization has more than 760,000 members representing 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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