To view nomination forms and details about the following awards, click on each award title. All award nominations are due January 31st each year.

The Day-Frederick Award

Each year the MN FFA Alumni recognizes individuals who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the FFA and FFA Alumni with the Day-Frederick Award.

Who is that person that always says YES when asked to do something, or that is always there lending a hand, encouraging a member or giving support. THOSE are the people you should nominate.

Nominees do not have to be FFA Alumni members. Nominations are due January 31st each year.

The award is presented during the Minnesota FFA Alumni Annual Conference with recognition at the Minnesota FFA State Convention.

To nominate a candidate for the Day-Frederick Award, please visit the online form located here. Day- Fredrick Award Nomination

Past Recipients:

2020 – Kevin Dahlman
2019 – Joel Larsen
2018 – Craig Colbenson
2017 – Greg Gosen
2016 – Tom Appel
2015 – James Ertl
2014 – Ed Terry
2013 – Lyle Westrom
2012 – Chuck Erickson
2011 – Marv Ziner
2010 – Steve Pooch
2009 – Paul Day and Ed Frederick

Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame

To nominate someone to be inducted in the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame click here Nomination Form

Started in 2004, the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame is a collaborative effort between the Minnesota FFA Association, Minnesota FFA Alumni, and Minnesota FFA Foundation. A selection committee consisting of FFA members, alumni, agricultural educators and foundation representatives select the final inductees.

The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have been influential and supportive of Minnesota FFA and who have demonstrated a high level of service and longstanding commitment to agriculture, agribusiness, and/or education in agriculture.

The inductees are formally announced and recognized at the Minnesota FFA Alumni Association Annual Conference and have a formal induction ceremony during the State FFA Convention.

List of Current Hall of Fame Inductees

Anyone can submit a nomination, and candidates may be living or deceased. Nomination deadline is January 31st each year.

For information about nominating someone for the Hall of Fame please click here

The Minnesota FFA Foundation through its Star Partners Program provides resources that support the FFA Hall of Fame program. For more information about programs and funding opportunities visit www.mnffafoundation.org.

FFA is a national youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success of its student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

Outstanding FFA Alumni Member Award

The Minnesota FFA Alumni Association encourages you to nominate a Minnesota FFA Alumni Association member for recognition for their contributions on local and/or state levels.

Nominations are due January 31st. Results will be announced at the Minnesota FFA Alumni Annual Conference.

Nominate a candidate

Past Minnesota Outstanding FFA Alumni Member Award Winners

2020 – Larry Kiewel – Belle Plaine
2019 – Amber Kongsjord – Deer River
2018 – Amy Wadding – Albert Lea
2017 – Lila Brogan
2016 – Katherine Meredith – Dassel Cokato
2015 – Jim Ertl
2014- Mark May-Randolph
2013 – Jim Salfer – Dassel Cokato
2012 – Gary Dahms – Redwood Valley
2011 – Freda Jansen – Paynesville
2010 – Scott Winslow – Chatfield
2009 – Don Ackman
2008 – Dale Hallcock – Randolph
2007 – Pat Bakeberg – HLWW
2006 – Leslie Shuler

Minnesota Outstanding FFA Alumni Affiliate Award

The purpose of the Outstanding Affiliate Award is to recognize affiliates that plan innovative programming and promote agriculture, food and natural resource education and the FFA.

Qualifications:

1. The program or promotional activity can be a cooperative activity with the FFA.
2. Only chartered FFA Alumni affiliates are eligible.
3. Two awards will be presented – one award for an established affiliate and one for a pioneer affiliate (affiliated for less than five years)

Nominations are due January 31st. Results will be announced at the Minnesota FFA Alumni AnnualConference.

Nominate a candidate

Minnesota Outstanding FFA Alumni Affiliate Award Winners

2020 – Detroit Lakes FFA Alumni and Supporters
2019 – Tri-City United FFA Alumni and Supporters
2018 – Hawley FFA Alumni
2017 – Howard Lake Waverly Winsted FFA Alumni
2016 – Upsala FFA Alumni
2015 – Paynesville FFA Alumni
2014- Dassel-Cokato FFA Alumni
2013 – Kerkhoven Murdoch Sunberg FFA Alumni
2012 – Brainerd FFA Alumni
2011 – Randolph FFA Alumni
2010 – Howard Lake Waverly-Winsted FFA Alumni

Minnesota Outstanding Young FFA Alumni Award

Nominate a young Minnesota FFA Alumni Association member for recognition for their contributions on the local and/or state levels.

Nominations are due January 31st. Results will be announced at the Minnesota FFA Alumni Annual Conference.

Nominate a candidate online

Minnesota Outstanding Young FFA Alumni Award Winners

2020 – Ethan Walz – Detroit Lakes
2019 – Greg Selk – Owatonna
2018 – Samantha Ruger – TCU
2017 – Cody Suter – Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg FFA Alumni
2016 – Katie Pestorious – Albert Lea
2015 – Finton Stehr – Zumbrota-Mazeppa
2014- Sangeetha Gummadi
2013 – Esther Koehl – Stevens County FFA Alumni
2012 – Nick Gosen
2010 – Kristi (Ploehn) Swenson

Minnesota Outstanding FFA Alumni Coaching Award

This award is designed to recognize an individual FFA Alumni member and the FFA Alumni Chapter that have assisted or coached their FFA Chapter with Career Development Events at local, regional, state, national and invitational events. The award is open to all FFA Alumni members that have paid state and national alumni annual dues. The FFA Alumni Chapter must be in good standing. FFA Advisors are not eligible to receive this award.

Nominations are due January 31st. Results will be announced at the Minnesota FFA Alumni Annual Conference.

Submit nominations online

Minnesota Outstanding FFA Alumni Coaching Award Winners

2020 – John Hobert – Cannon Falls
2019 – Stan VanderKooi – Buffalo
2017 – Russ Runck – Watertown
2014- Larry Baumgardt- Sleepy Eye
2013 – Kevin Dahlman – Dassel Cokato
2011 – Sharon Davis – Glenville Emmons
2009 – Sherry Newell Opitz – Paynesville
2008 – Danita Piepenburg – Dassel-Cokato
2007 – Lori Takasaki – Brainerd
2006 – Bobbi Knudson and Greg Gosen