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Nine inductees will join the 213 current members.

March 11, 2021

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PATRONS HONORED: Nine inductees were recently accepted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame. Paula Mohr

The Minnesota FFA Alumni Association has chosen its FFA Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

Nine inductees will join 213 members who have been inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame the past 17 years, 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, Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame committee.

Inductees were introduced at the 2021 Minnesota FFA Alumni Annual Meeting on March 6 at the virtual Minnesota FFA Alumni and Supporters Annual Conference.

The 2021 Hall of Fame inductees would typically be recognized during the Minnesota FFA State Convention. However, because of the pandemic, the alumni association has yet to decide in what form Hall of Fame recognition will take place.

Inductees to the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Class of 2021 are Wes Anderson, Appleton; Dennis Bjorklund, Victoria; Sarah Dornink, St. Paul; Michael Dove, New Ulm; Mary Hoffmann, Sleepy Eye; Donna Moenning, Hayfield; Keith Olander, Staples; Eric Sawatzke, Kensington; and Harmon Wilts, Kerkhoven.

Selection criteria

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

  • Contributions and service the candidate has provided to agriculture or agribusiness, to education in agriculture and FFA. Consideration should be given to longevity.

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

  • Career accomplishments, honors and recognition.

  • FFA leadership at the local, state and national level.

  • Leadership and support to other agriculturally related organizations or agencies.

  • Responsibilities, leadership or services to non-agricultural groups and organizations.

  • Participation and support of philanthropic endeavors.

  • Service to and participation in activities that promote agriculture, citizenship, education and FFA.

Source: Minnesota FFA Alumni Association, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all of its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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