Honorary Degrees Awarded at State FFA Convention

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – The South Dakota FFA Honorary State Degrees and Distinguished Service Awards were presented at the 85th Annual South Dakota State FFA Convention on April 14-16, 2013, in Brookings. These awards recognize outstanding contributions to the South Dakota FFA.

The following individuals were awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree: Walt Bones; Theresa Derr; Jim Geisler; Rod Geppert;Joan Hegerfeld; Charles Maude; Alicia Reif; Walt Schaefer; Amy Smith;Clint Smith; Sarah VanDerVliet; Steve & Patty Garry, parents of Kelli Garry, retiring State Reporter; Terry & Cindy Leonhardt, parents of Taylor Leonhardt, retiring State President; and Raydelle & Meria Sperle, parents of Savanna Sperle, retiring State Sentinel. (See Photo on Page 33G.)

The following individuals were awarded with the Distinguished Service Award:

Rapid City Farm Credit Services; Shannon & Sue Rausch, parents of Andy Rausch, retiring State Vice President; Tom & Karen Swan, parents of Tyler Swan, retiring State Treasurer and Dan & Nicole Tonak, parents of Ashley Tonak, retiring State Secretary.