Owen receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Owen 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 Aaron Owen, Springfield, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. 


Owen is the general manager for the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center, where he has served since June 2012. He also owns and operates a large purebred Simmental and Angus cow-calf beef operation, and is currently serving on the American Simmental Foundation Board, Springfield Sports Commission Board and the Cattle Baron Executive Board. Owen served on the American Simmental National Board for two years.  Previously, Owen spent 33 years at Paul Mueller Company as the President of Mueller Transport, Inc., as the President of Mueller Field Operations, Inc. and as the divisional President of Mueller Services with gross revenue responsibilities. 


As an FFA member, Owen served in various leadership positions and held every office in his FFA chapter. He also received his State FFA Degree and American FFA Degree. Currently, Owen supports FFA chapters by supporting local FFA chapters with fundraising opportunities at the Ozark Empire Fair as well as assisting in planning FFA events held at the fairgrounds. He also provided facilities for the 2021 Southwest District Contest.


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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