"The Minnesota FFA Association is accepting nominations for entry "
Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Steve Olson, President, Minnesota FFA Alumni, (763) 682-2171 and Jim Ertl, State Executive Secretary, Minnesota FFA Association (651- 582- 8347) Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Announces Nomination Process for 2009 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL - Nominations Sought for Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame The Minnesota FFA Association is accepting nominations for the FFA Hall of Fame. 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 Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame was established as part of the organization’s 75th Anniversary celebration. One hundred sixteen individuals have been inducted in the first five years. “The Hall of Fame is an excellent opportunity to honor the men and women who, over the years, have demonstrated leadership and commitment not only to the FFA but also to Minnesota’s agricultural industry,” said Steve Olson, co-chair Hall of Fame committee. All nominations for the 2009 class of inductees must be submitted by January 15, 2009. Anyone can submit a nomination, and candidates may be living or deceased. Nominees should meet most, but not necessarily all, of the following criteria: 1. Contributions and service the candidate has provided to agriculture/agribusiness, to education in agriculture and FFA. Consideration should be given to longevity. 2. Leadership to the candidate’s profession, to agriculture/agribusiness, education in agriculture 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 agricultural/agribusiness 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 which promote agriculture, agribusiness, citizenship, education and the FFA. A selection committee consisting of a variety of FFA members, FFA alumni and one agricultural educator will make the final decision on who is inducted. An induction ceremony will take place at the 2009 FFA Convention in April. Nomination forms are also available at www.ffa.umn.edu and can be submitted via email to Steve@MinnesotaTurkey.com or by mail to: MN FFA Hall of Fame, PO Box 131298, Roseville, MN 55113. For additional information, please contact: Steve Olson, Co-chair MN FFA Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Ph: 763.682.2171; or e- mail: Steve@MinnesotaTurkey.com Mary Buschette, Co-Chair MN FFA Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Ph: 612.624.1745; e- mail: email@example.com