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

Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame

Started in 2004, the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame is a collaborative effort between the Minnesota FFA Association, Minnesota FFA Alumni & Supporters, 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 & Supporters 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 November 30th each year.

To submit a nomination for the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame class of 2024 visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDrQWr4Mib8O8wx_I8FytRwKMycMoSIzAD5dxeT_QSkIvMhA/viewform

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.

The Day-Frederick Award

Each year the Minnesota FFA Alumni & Supporters recognizes individuals who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the FFA Organization and the FFA Alumni and Supporters 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. These 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 and Supporters 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:

2021 – Doug Hanson

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

Outstanding FFA Alumni and Supporters Member Award

The Minnesota FFA Alumni and Supporters encourages you to nominate an Alumni and Supporters member for recognition of their contributions to local and/or state levels.

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

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Past Outstanding FFA Alumni and Supporters Member Award Recipients

2022 – Bob Sabo – ROCORI (Rockville, Cold Spring, Richmond)

2021 – Glenna Tolrud
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

Outstanding Young FFA Alumni and Supporters Award

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

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

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Past Outstanding Young FFA Alumni and Supporters Award Recipients

2022 – Teague Picht

2021 – Emma Tolrud
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

Outstanding FFA Alumni and Supporters Coach Award

The Minnesota FFA Alumni and Supporters encourages you to nominate an Alumni and Supporters member for recognition of individuals that have assisted or coached their FFA Chapter with Career or Leadership Development Events at local, region, state, national, and invitational events. FFA Advisors are not eligible to receive this award.

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

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Past Outstanding FFA Alumni and Supporters Coach Award Recipients

2022 – Rylan Sabo – ROCORI (Rockville, Cold Spring, Richmond)

2021 –
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

Outstanding FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter Award

The purpose of the Outstanding Alumni and Supporters Chapter Award is to recognize Alumni and Supporters Chapters that plan innovative programming and promote agriculture, food and natural resource programs and the FFA Organization.

Qualifications:

1. The programs or promotional activities can be cooperative activities with the FFA Chapter.
2. Only chartered FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapters are eligible – must be in good standing
3. Two awards will be presented – one award for an established Alumni and Supporters Chapter and one for a pioneer Alumni and Supporters Chapter (Chartered for less than five years)

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

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Past Outstanding FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter Award Winners

2022 – ROCORI FFA Alumni and Supporters

2021 – Mankato FFA Alumni and Supporters
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

Outstanding Teacher Supporter Award

The Minnesota FFA Alumni and Supporters encourages you to nominate an Ag Ed instructor for recognition of their contributions to the FFA Alumni and Supporters at the local and/or state levels.

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

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