Hoffman receives Honorary State FFA Degree
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2023 – The Missouri FFA Association named David Hoffman, Archie, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 95th Missouri FFA Convention.
Hoffman currently serves as a livestock field specialist for the University of Missouri Extension. As a livestock field specialist, Hoffman has developed and implemented the University of Missouri Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy. The leadership academy was created for high school students interested in exploring careers and higher education opportunities in animal science.
Hoffman’s involvement with the Missouri FFA Association includes serving as a judging official at area and district contests. He works with FFA students interested in exhibiting cattle, swine, sheep, or goats on the local or county level as part of their supervised agricultural experience project. Hoffman voluntarily assists area FFA advisors in coaching their livestock and meat judging teams. His assistance includes cattle grading, evaluating beef and pork carcasses, and assisting in reasonings. Hoffman also guest lectures for different animal science classes.
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 26,716 members representing 356 chapters. The national organization has more than 850,000 members representing 8,995 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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