DeOrnellis receives Honorary State FFA Degree

DeOrnellis receives Honorary State FFA Degree


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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association named Ed DeOrnellis, Bonnots Mill, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. 


DeOrnellis is both an insurance agent with American Family Insurance and a farmer. His involvement with the Missouri FFA Association includes judging creed speaking at the state level, organizing the Missouri Sheep Producers prepared public speaking contest, and providing insurance product information for various FFA Chapters. DeOrnellis is also active with the Missouri State Fair where he serves as the assistant superintendent for the sheep show and has served as boer goat superintendent. 


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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