Renae Korslien, General Manager of the North Dakota State Fair was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree – Other. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. Renae has worked at the Fair for more than 35 years and has ALWAYS put agriculture and especially 4-H and FFA first in all she does.
The National FFA Organization works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education. Without the efforts of highly dedicated individuals, thousands of young people would not be able to achieve success that, in turn, contributes directly to the overall well being of the nation. The honorary American FFA Degree is an opportunity to recognize those who have gone beyond the valuable daily contributions to make an extraordinary long-term difference in the lives of students, inspiriting confidence in a new generation of agriculturists.
Members of the National FFA Board of Directors approved the nomination. Renae travelled to Indianapolis to receive the honor during an onstage presentation at the 84th National FFA Convention Oct.19-22. All recipients received a certificate and a medal. Their names will also be permanently recorded. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members – all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture – as part of 7,847 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The 84th National FFA Convention will draw 50,000-plus FFA members, advisors and guests from across the country. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information on FFA follow them on Facebook, Twitter and FFA Nation .