Bruce Fowler, of rural Vandalia, received the Honorary American FFA Degree at the 2015 National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.
This honor is awarded to individuals who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. Fowler currently serves as the Farm Business Management Analysis Specialist with the Agricultural Education Department, at the University of Missouri. Fowler previously served 28 years as an Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Putnam County, in Hannibal, and Ralls County School Districts.
Fowler was joined at the award ceremony with his wife Martha and their children Donald and Jessie. Donald is currently an Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Station Camp High School in Gallatin, Tennessee. Jessie is a senior at the University of Missouri.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth, and career success training through agricultural education to 610,240 student members who belong to one of 7,665 local FFA Chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.