2023 State Degree Boilerplate
Local FFA member receives state’s highest FFA honor
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 21, 2023 – [ full name of recipient ] of [ hometown ] will receive the State FFA Degree, the highest degree members can receive at state level.
The [ chapter name ] member is one of 962 degree recipients receiving the honor during the State FFA Degree Ceremony at the 95th Missouri FFA Convention, April 20-21, at the Hearnes Center on the University of Missouri Campus.
Awarding of the degree is based on a member’s supervised agricultural experience program in agribusiness or production agriculture and leadership ability as demonstrated through involvement in FFA, school and community activities. The State FFA Degree award charms are sponsored by MFA Inc., Columbia.
“The State FFA Degree is the highest recognition a state can award, representing a select group of members, who have achieved a high-level of success,” said State FFA Advisor Keith Dietzschold. On the national level, Missouri has the second-largest number of American FFA Degree recipients of any state. In November 2022, 582 Missouri FFA members received the American FFA Degree.”
Ignite, Embrace, Empower is the theme for this year’s Missouri FFA Convention.
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