JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. The Missouri FFA Association named Chad Murphy, of Tipton, an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient last week.
Murphy is the Morgan County R-2 agriculture instructor and Versailles FFA Chapter advisor. He is a member of the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association and the Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education. Murphy was awarded the MVATA Distinguished Service Award and has served as a district and area officer for the organization.
Murphy has advised several students in receiving State FFA Degrees, American FFA Degrees, proficiency awards, state-qualifying career development event teams and area officers.
The Missouri FFA Association recognizes Honorary State FFA Degree recipients 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.