Sydenstricker receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Sydenstricker receives Honorary State FFA Degree


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COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association named Eddie Sydenstricker, Mexico, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. 


Sydenstricker is the owner and chairman of the board of Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners, which owns 27 John Deere dealerships throughout Missouri and Illinois. He is also the owner of Sydenstricker Genetics — a purebred Angus seedstock operation among the top 100 seedstock operations in the United States. 


As a longtime FFA supporter, Sydenstricker began his FFA journey as a member of the Paris FFA Chapter in 1953. During his time in FFA, Sydenstricker served as a chapter president, vice president and sentinel. He later went on to serve as the state secretary and received his American FFA Degree. Today, Sydenstricker is an FFA supporter through sponsorships and youth support at county fairs. He has also assisted with various events hosted by the Missouri FFA Association including lending equipment and cattle for agricultural mechanics and livestock career development events.

Sydenstricker said he “enjoys giving FFA members tours of the dealership and farm”.


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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