Thousands of Missouri FFA members are in Columbia for the annual State FFA Convention.  Members will conduct association business, elect new officers, participate in leadership workshops and honor fellow members for outstanding achievements.

Be Bold, Wear the Blue, Earn the Gold is the theme for this year’s annual event, which is expected to attract more than 8,500 students and guests to the Hearnes Center on the MU campus.

The state association will present Missouri FFA Degrees to 752 members who, as a result of their agricultural and leadership achievements, have qualified for the state’s highest FFA degree. This is the largest number of state degrees ever to be presented by the Missouri FFA. The Missouri FFA Association has 25,077 members, the largest-ever Missouri membership. 

Follow this link to see the full list of the 2011 State FFA Degree recipients.  Stay tuned throughout the day for convention reports with KMZU’s student reporter Samantha Gibson of Norborne.