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April 23, 2013
Dr. Jamie Patton, an associate professor of soil science at Northwest Missouri State University, was awarded an Honorary State FFA Degree at the 85th Missouri FFA Convention April 18-19 in Columbia.
Patton helps with several career development events in the Missouri FFA’s northwest district, including soils, agricultural sales and public speaking.
At Northwest, she teaches Fundamentals of Soil Science, Soil and Water Conservation, Soil Formation and Classification, Soil Fertility and Introduction to Precision Agriculture. She joined the faculty in 2003.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business and a master’s degree in soil science, both from Iowa State University. She earned her doctoral degree in soil science from Oklahoma State University.
The Missouri FFA Association recognizes Honorary State FFA Degree recipients each year at its annual state convention for 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.
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