Area students receive American FFA Degree


The highest honor for an FFA member will be bestowed on many area residents during the 89th National FFA Convention with ceremonies held October 22nd in Indianapolis.

Among persons receiving the American FFA Degree are from the Trenton chapter:

Alex Davis, Adam Kirby, Jenna Meservey, and Rebecca Tate. From Grundy R-5 at Galt, it’s Emily Torrey. Recipients from Princeton are Drew Cox, Samantha DeMoss, Justin Hamilton, and Chelsie Jones. North Mercer is represented by Wesley Bickel.

Others getting American FFA degrees include Morgan Mulnix and Morgan Reed both of Gilman City; Madison Gibson of Newtown-Harris; Aaron Shiflett and Sara Van Dyke of Meadville; Hadley Williams of Green City; and Haley Ballnager of Unionville.

There are 10 American FFA degree honorees from Chillicothe’s chapter:

Timber Ballantyne, Kiley Boley, Lauren Haley, Katlyn Hamilton, Bailey Henry, Carlee Johnson, Hallee Jones, Zachary Quinn, Colby Ruoff, and Hallie Shady.

Gallatin has four: Courtney Bird, Dane Brammer, Daniel Pettit, and Tannah Terry.

It’s reported less than one percent of the FFA membership nationally attain the American FFA degree. Missouri alone has 466 recipients out of 3,780 national winners.

Among area adults receiving the “Honorary” American Farmer Degree are Jarred Sayer, a vocational agriculture instructor at Milan C-2 school as well as Richard Fordyce of Bethany – director of Missouri department of agriculture.