COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19, 2013 — Zach Crews, of Slater, Mo., was named an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 85th Missouri FFA Convention.
Crews has been an advisor for nine years and is currently teaching at Slater High School. Crews was a former member of the Slater FFA Chapter, a state FFA officer, and earned his American FFA Degree. As a teacher, he has trained numerous state award-winning teams. He has had 23 students receive State FFA Degrees and 18 students receive American FFA Degrees. Slater FFA is one of the top 25 chapters in the state in Missouri.
The Missouri FFA Association recognizes Honorary State FFA Degree recipients each year at its annual state convention 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 while rendering outstanding service.
The Missouri FFA has 25,062 members representing 331 chapters. The national organization has more than 550,000 members representing 7,489 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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.