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COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS STUDENTS RECEIVE AMERICAN FFA DEGREE

December 6, 2023

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Fifteen students from College of the Ozarks receive their American FFA Degree at the 96th National FFA Convention and Expo. (L-R): Adam King, Joel Robertson, Madyson Reinke, Carissa Jefferson, GraceAnn Skelton, Hannah Evans, Rebekah Evans, Morgan Winebold, Danielle Walters, Haley Bakeberg, Addison Lewis, and Olivia Hunter. Not pictured Weston Whiteside, Clint Hinds, and Jacob King

College of the Ozarks students receive American FFA Degree

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Fifteen College of the Ozarks students received their American FFA Degree at the 96th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Nov. 4.

The American FFA Degree is the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization. The degree signifies a member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state association. In addition, it represents significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experience. This degree is prestigious and attained by less than one percent of all FFA members.

The students who received this award include:

  • Haley Bakeberg, junior agriculture education major from Lebanon, Missouri
  • Hannah Evans, sophomore agriculture education major from Squires, Missouri
  • Rebekah Evans, sophomore agriculture education major from Squires, Missouri
  • Clint Hinds, sophomore agronomy major from West Plains, Missouri
  • Olivia Hunter, freshman agriculture education major from Edgar Springs, Missouri
  • Carissa Jefferson, sophomore agronomy and agribusiness double major from Ellery, Illinois
  • Adam King, junior animal science major from Spring Hill, Kansas
  • Jacob King, junior speech communication major from Dadeville, Missouri
  • Addison Lewis, sophomore early childhood elementary education major from Cowgill, Missouri
  • Madyson Reinke, junior management major from Branson, Missouri
  • Joel Robertson, sophomore animal science major from Powersite, Missouri
  • GraceAnn Skelton, sophomore culinary arts major from Richmond, Missouri
  • Danielle Walters, junior agriculture education major from Alton, Missouri
  • Weston Whiteside, junior agribusiness major from Ravenna, Texas
  • Morgan Winebold, junior animal science major from Spring Hill, Kansas

“I am very proud that 15 students from C of O recently received their American FFA Degrees,” said Dr. Donn Russell, professor of agriculture education at College of the Ozarks. “The students who receive this degree are often leaders and high achievers in the classroom. The College’s agriculture department greatly benefits by having such talented students.”