South Dakota FFA honors supporters at convention

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The South Dakota FFA Honorary State Degrees and Distinguished Service Awards were presented at the 93rd Annual South Dakota State FFA Convention on April 12 in Rapid City, S.D. These awards recognize outstanding contributions of time and talent to the South Dakota FFA.

The following companies and individuals received the Distinguished Service Award:

  • Central States Fair/Black Hills Stock Show.
  • Kim and Paula Kroeger, Lennox.
  • Eugene and Julie Streff, Salem.
  • iCEV.
  • First Lutheran Church of Brookings.
  • Dells Veterinary Services.
  • Mike Brink, Retired Hitchcock-Tulare ag instructor.
  • Steve Winter, NRCS.

The following individuals received honorary state degrees:

  • Jessica Knutson, Centerville ag instructor.
  • Brady Duxbury, Lennox ag instructor.
  • Carrie and Mike Stiefvater, Salem Veterinary Service.
  • The late Andy Minihan, Canton (accepted by son Patrick Minihan and family).
  • Tara Fastert, Harrisburg ag instructor.
  • Sara Colombe, Hoven ag instructor.
  • Dr. Peter White, SDSU Teacher Educator.
  • Amanda Hoover, Lake Preston ag instructor.
  • Jay Hermann, NRCS.
  • Phillip Overby.
  • Doug Hauk, Retired Philip ag instructor.
  • Woody Johnson, Minn-Tex.
  • Laura Gerjets.
  • Stan Wise, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition.
  • Travis and Dawn Schock, Salem.