Roller receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Roller receives Honorary State FFA Degree


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Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009

SEDALIA, Mo., April 30, 2021 – The Missouri FFA Association named Richard Roller, Racine, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention.

Roller served as regional sales manager for Seitz Fundraising. He conducted fundraising seminars and sale kickoffs for FFA chapters and members.

Roller taught high school agriculture for 12 years. He has served as superintendent of the National FFA Poultry Career Development Event, chairman of the National FFA Awards & Recognition Advisory Board, volunteer with the National FFA Agricultural Mechanics CDE and author/reviewer for sections of the FFA Poultry Science Manual. Roller also has conducted training sessions to prepare thousands of students for poultry CDEs.

Roller has provided scholarships for future agricultural education instructors. He also sponsored the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association Conference social, the Beginning Teacher Program for Missouri agricultural educators, and multiple proficiency awards. Roller is a recipient of the Honorary American FFA Degree and the National FFA VIP Citation.

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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