Chinn receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Chinn receives Honorary State FFA Degree


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

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association named Chris Chinn, Clarence, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. 


Chinn currently serves as the director for the Missouri Department of Agriculture. As Director of Agriculture, Chinn has created the MORE Strategic Initiative to promote and protect Missouri’s agriculture industry. The initiative works to meet both the needs of producers and consumers within the state. Chinn also works closely with Governor Parson and fellow cabinet members. They have worked to advance the Governor’s workforce development and infrastructure priorities. 


Chinn’s involvement with the Missouri FFA Association includes volunteering at both local and northeast district contests as well as judging various contests on the state level. She has also served as a speaker at numerous Missouri FFA Conventions and collaborates with the Missouri FFA Association to organize National FFA Week celebrations at the state capitol.  Each year, Chinn meets with the Missouri FFA state officer team to discuss leadership and service. 


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 25,626 members representing 353 chapters. The national organization has more than 735,000 members representing 8,817 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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