Hager receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Hager 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 Edward Hager, Eugene, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. 


Hager was a 1985 graduate from Cole County R-V High School in Eugene, Mo. where he graduated with honors.  He attended the Eldon Tri-County Technical School with a major in Agriculture and also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Lincoln University in 1989. He previously worked as area sales manager for Vigortone and MasterMix. He also served as a shop teacher and FFA Advisor for Cole R-5 between 2006 and 2021 where he was a best-loved teacher and mentor to many students. After his retirement from teaching in 2021, Hager worked at the Missouri Farmers’ Association (MFA).


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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