Stacy French, Community R-VI High School agriculture instructor, was recognized with the Outstanding Young Member Award for her accomplishments during the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (MVATA) Conference in Springfield, Missouri this summer. This recognition was given to Missouri’s top young agriculture education teacher. The recipient must have taught agriculture at least three years but no more than five years.
“Earning this award is an honor to me,” French said. “Being recognized at the state level for my work in agricultural education has been a highlight of my career.
French, who taught three years at Silex and is entering her third year at Community R-VI, graduated from the University of Missouri in 2009 with a bachelors degree in Ag. Education. She earned her masters in 2010.
“I enjoy working with students to help them realize their potential and achieve success through FFA, their SAEs, and in future careers,” French added.
The Outstanding Young Member is given to agriculture education teachers for their involvement in professional activities, meeting the educational needs of their students, and the positive influence they have had on their students, agriculture program, FFA chapter, school and community. Rabo AgriFinance & Lincoln Electric sponsored a plaque and a $750 cash award recognized the recipient at the MVATA banquet.
MVATA is a professional agriculture education teacher association that has 502 members serving 339 schools.