COLUMBIA, Mo., April 19, 2013 — Jason Price, of Slater, Mo., was named an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 85th Missouri FFA Convention.

Price has served as an instructor for the Marshall FFA Chapter for 13 years. Price has had 48 students receive State FFA Degrees and 17 students receive American FFA Degree. His chapter has been named a National Model of Innovation for two years. Price has also served as an advisor for five area FFA officers and two state FFA officers. He is an active member of the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association and has served as an area officer and on two state committees.

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.