Frank R. Stover, Jr. (at left) is congratulated by National FFA President Travis Jett
at the National FFA Convention


COLUMBIA, SC…Frank R. Stover, Jr., Agricultural Education Teacher at Pelion High School, was awarded the Honorary American FFA Degree by the National FFA Organization during a nationally televised ceremony at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, recently, according to John W. Parris, state director of public affairs with the SC FFA Association.

Mr. Stover is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a BS and MS degree in Agricultural Education. He has been teaching and serving as advisor of the FFA and Young Farmer-Agribusiness chapters for 25 years.

A two-term former president of the SC Agricultural Educators Association, Mr. Stover has served as a member of the SC FFA Board of Directors of the SC FFA Association and the SC FFA Foundation.

Mr. Stover has been named the Outstanding Agricultural Educator and the Outstanding Young Farmer-Agribusiness Advisor in South Carolina.

Throughout his career, Mr. Stover has excelled in teaching basic agri-science courses and leadership skills such as parliamentary procedure and public speaking. He has achieved an enviable record of accomplishment in FFA career development events such as wildlife management, soil judging and land treatment and others.

“The Honorary American FFA Degree is the highest award presented by the 495,000 member National FFA Organization to a friend or supporter of the Agricultural Education student organization”, Parris said. “Mr. Stover is most deserving of this prestigious national honor in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to agricultural education and the FFA,” he added.

Mr. Stover and his wife, Melissa, have one daughter, Grace Ann.




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