National FFA Alumni Legion of Merit Award Winners

In late-October 2011 at the 40th National FFA Alumni Convention in Indianapolis, IN fourteen Ohio members were recognized for their efforts in developing and encouraging membership. Those members are:  Deborah Johlin-Bach – Woodmore, Rebecca Beck – Western Reserve, Jacob Bruner – Pettisville, Colleen Cape- Edgerton, Doris and Les Disher – Anthony Wayne, Michael Gower – Ft. Recovery, Kevin Jennings – Felicity Franklin, Sean Nolan- Western Reserve, Mitzi Martin – Edgewood, Lexie and John Poulson – Pettisville, Steve Sewell – Alexander and Vicky Ryan – Anthony Wayne.
The National FFA Alumni Association is an organization of more than 53,200 active members.  The mission of the National FFA Alumni Association is to secure the promise of FFA and agricultural education by creating an environment where people and communities can develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  FFA Alumni affiliates have been formed to operate in support of FFA chapter all across the nation.  Their purpose is to help today’s agricultural youth by joining together in a united volunteer effort to assist the FFA, promote a greater knowledge of the agricultural industry, and support education in local agricultural programs.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 534,196 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,487 local 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 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.  The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st Congress of the United States, and is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture.  The US Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.  Visit www.ffa.org for more information.

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