Peterson receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Peterson receives Honorary State FFA Degree


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SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Missouri FFA Association named Sarah Peterson, Ava, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention.

For 12 years, Peterson has served as an agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor. She currently teaches at Mansfield R-IV, and previously taught at Summersville R-II, St. James R-I, and Steelville R-III. During her time teaching, Peterson has been a member of the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association and National Association of Agricultural Educators.

Peterson’s students have received seven American FFA Degrees; 18 State FFA Degrees; several state gold, silver and bronze chapter awards; and 13 first-place area proficiency awards. She has taught two area star candidates, eight area officers and one state officer. Her chapters also have received one 3-Star National Chapter Award and two 2-Star National Chapter Awards. Peterson said one of her greatest accomplishments is having two students become agricultural educators.

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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