Dean receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Dean receives Honorary State FFA Degree


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

SEDALIA, Mo., April 30th, 2021 – The Missouri FFA Association named Ken Dean, Olathe, Kansas, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention.

Dean is manager of the Western Farm Show, Kansas City. Previously, he was an advertising representative at the High Plains Journal, Dodge City, Kansas, and advertising manager for Farm Press Publications, Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Dean has coordinated the annual FFA Day held on opening day of the Western Farm Show. He works with the Missouri and Kansas FFA Associations to provide educational, leadership and career opportunities for students. In June, he plans on retiring from his position.

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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