UW-RF Students/Staff among FFA honorees
JUNE 23, 2006--University of Wisconsin-River Falls students and staff were among the honorary degree recipients, state officers and hall of famers honored at the 77th Wisconsin FFA Convention held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison in June.
Steve Carlson (photo, right) of River Falls, professor of plant and earth science in the UW-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, was given the FFA Honorary Degree, the highest honor that the FFA can bestow on a non-member. Recipients are nominated by local FFA chapters and state FFA staff. Carlson received plaque during a special program to thank him for his dedication to youth leadership development. Carlson holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University.
The FFA operates on local, state and national levels. Student members belong to chapters organized at the local school level. Agricultural education instructors serve as chapter advisors. Chapters are organized under state associations headed by an advisor and executive secretary, often employees of the state department of education. States conduct programs and host annual conventions. Founded in 1928, the former "Future Farmers of America" brought together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education. The Wisconsin FFA Association was founded in 1929.
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