The Day-Frederick Award
Each year, the Minnesota FFA Alumni and Supporters recognize individuals who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the FFA and FFA Alumni through the Day-Frederick Award. This award is presented during the Minnesota State Fair to someone who is always lending a helping hand, encouraging a member, or providing support.
If you know someone deserving of this award, nominate them HERE by August 1st!
Another Successful State Convention!
Below are some highlight from the Alumni and Supporters, enjoy!
Past State Officer Reception
On Sunday evening of 89th Minnesota State FFA Convention, the 8th annual Past State Officer Reception took place. The event was hosted by the 2007-08 officer team and honored the 25 year officer team from 1992-93.
Stop & Shop
Honoring the 2017-2018 Officer Team
At the First General Session, the current state officers were gifted with jackets from the Minnesota FFA Alumni and Supporters. We are excited to welcome them into the Alumni as they complete their year of service!
Thank you Eleora, Emily, Spencer, Katie, Kylee and Maddie.
Bring your Adminstrator to Convention Experience
Monday morning the FFA Alumni and Supporters hosted high school adminstrators and school board members. At this workshop these individual had the opportunity to share strengths of their Agriculture Education and FFA programs as well as discussing ways they have overcome challenges they have. This program provided structure and direction for school administrators/school board members to follow while at State FFA Convention at the University of Minnesota. In addition to the workshop, atendents had the opportunity to spend time with high schoolers from their district and experience convention in action.
Hall of Fame Induction
The Minnesota FFA Alumni Association inducted eight icons into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame. These inductees joined over 180 members that have been inducted over the past eleven years, including the 75 inaugural members in 2004. Congratulations to the 2018 induction class; Ben Broberg, Brad Harguth, Peter Neigebauer, Kevin Schulz, Donald Hermanson, Kevin Thesing, Paul Hansen and Brian Buhr.
The numbers are in!
We are proud to report that we have over 1,400 alumni members registered with over 40 affiliate chapters in Minnesota. Nationally, there are 225,891 alumni members and 1,934 affiliate chapters. We are apart of a community that is much bigger than ourselves, our local chapters, andeven our state. We are the support system of the active FFA chapters and our knowledge and experience is valuable to them. TogetherWe can make a difference in the lives of members across the state of Minnesota by giving back to an organization that shaped who we, as alumni, are today.
Have you registered with your local alumni affiliate? If not, check to see if your chapter has a local affiliate under the Alumni Council tab above. If you don't find a your affiliate listed, check out the "Start an Affiliate" tab above; all the resources you need will be provided there.