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Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2024 Inductees

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL – The Minnesota FFA Alumni Association proudly announces the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Class of 2024. These six inductees will join the 240 members previously inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame, including the 75 inaugural members in 2004. The FFA Hall of Fame is a collaborative effort between the Minnesota FFA Association, Alumni, and Foundation.

A selection committee consisting of FFA members, alumni, agricultural educators, and foundation representatives selected the final inductees. “We were looking for 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,” said Steve Olson, co-chair, of Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Committee.

Inductees will be introduced on Saturday, March 2nd at the Minnesota FFA Alumni and Supporters Annual Conference being held at South Central College in North Mankato. You can still register to attend the conference, please go to https://www.mnffaalumni.org/events/ for more information.

An induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at the 1st General Session during the State FFA Convention. The 2024 Hall of Fame Class will be featured on the Minnesota FFA Alumni Association website as well as the state FFA convention newsletter to be distributed shortly after the convention.

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 945,988 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. Nearly 15,000 students are members of the Minnesota FFA Association. For more information, visit www.mnffa.org.

MINNESOTA FFA HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2024

Corynn Flood, Cokato, MN

Jean Johnson, Grand Forks, ND

Sally Noll, St. Paul, MN

Keith Place, Okabena, MN

Nathan Purrington, Ada, MN

Russ Runck, Watertown, MN

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Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame

Selection criteria

Nominees should meet many, but not necessarily all, of the following criteria:

1. Contributions and services the candidate has provided to agriculture/agribusiness,

education in agriculture, and FFA. Consideration should be given to longevity.

2. Leadership to the candidate’s profession, to agriculture, to education, and to the FFA;

3. Career accomplishments, honors, and recognition;

4. FFA leadership at the local, state, and national level;

5. Leadership and support to other agriculturally related organizations and/or agencies;

6. Responsibilities, leadership, and/or services to non-agricultural groups and

organizations;

7. Participation and support of philanthropic endeavors;

8. Service to and participation in activities that promote agriculture, citizenship,

education and the FFA.

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