Wilson receives Honorary State FFA Degree
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 – The Missouri FFA Association named Chuck Wilson, Gower, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention.
Wilson is an agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at East Buchanan High School, where he has taught since 2002 and served as the Community Teachers Association President in 2011. Prior to teaching at East Buchanan High School, Wilson worked for the Savannah School District and Savannah Middle School. Through his teaching and advising career, Wilson provides life lessons and education to high school students. He also allows former students and student teachers majoring in agricultural education to observe him in the classroom and teach lessons. In doing so, Wilson has been able to pass down knowledge he has learned over the years to future agriculture educators.
Over the years, Wilson has served in several officer positions including president, vice president and secretary for several associations including the Missouri Agriculture Teachers Association and the Northwest District Agriculture Teachers Association. As a long-time member of the Area 1 Agriculture Teachers Association, Wilson served as the president from 2007 to 2008. Wilson is also a long-time member of the National Association of Agriculture Educators, Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association FFA Relations-Contest Committee and the Northwest District Career Development Events Committee. Since 2002, Wilson has served as the Area 1 FFA Association Advisor four times. In 2017, he received the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association Distinguished Service Award. Furthermore, in 2019, Wilson served as a teacher mentor for the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association.
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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