Ellis receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Ellis receives Honorary State FFA Degree


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association named Brandi Ellis, Maysville, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. 


Ellis is an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Maysville R-I School. She previously taught at South Harrison R-II in Bethany. Throughout her career, she has had 21 American FFA Degree and 48 State FFA Degree recipients, three national proficiency applicants, and 25 state qualifying Career Development Event and Leadership Development Event teams. Ellis has also been recognized as the Outstanding Beginning Teacher and the Excellence in Agriculture Winner. She has served in various leadership positions at the area level including president, secretary, and advisor as well as served on the District Leadership Development Event committee. 


Ellis’ journey with FFA began in high school at Maysville, where she served as both a chapter officer and an area officer. She participated on three state qualifying teams and competed in the state public speaking contest. Ellis has also received both her State FFA Degree and American FFA Degree.  


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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