Second-year MPA student receives Honorary State Future Farmers of America Degree

Last Thursday, Amanda Ball, 2nd year MPA student, was honored last week at the 89th Missouri

TSPA 2nd year student, Amanda Ball, was present with the FFA Honorary State Degree by Sydnee Mason, 2017-2018 State Secretary, at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention.

Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention, receiving an Honorary State FFA Degree commemorating her on all of the work she has done for the  organization.  Currently, Amanda is a National FFA Blast Off facilitator and travels to various states to train student leaders.  Last summer, she was the 2016 State FFA Camp Leadership Director where she presented workshops, coached student leaders, and developed curriculum.  Prior to moving to Missouri to attend the University of Missouri for graduate school, Amanda was a two-year state officer in New Mexico.

The Missouri Honorary State FFA Degree is given to recipients for their valuable contributions to both the organization and its members. Those eligible to receive the award include individuals who help to advance agricultural education by providing excellent service to the state chapters. The Missouri FFA has 26,057 members representing 342 chapters. Their mission is to “make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.”

Congratulations Amanda for your commitment to FFA!