Mortenson inducted into FFA Hall of Fame
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL - The Minnesota FFA Alumni Association has inducted Morris Area FFA Advisor Natasha Mortenson to the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
Mortenson was one of eleven inductees who were honored in an induction ceremony held on Monday, April 29, 2013 during the 84th State FFA Convention.
They join the 151 members that have been inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame the past nine years, including the 75 inaugural members in 2004. The FFA Hall of Fame is a collaborative effort between the Minnesota FFA Association, Alumni and Foundation.
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 Shawna Conrad, president of the Minnesota FFA Association.
A selection committee consisting of FFA members, alumni, agricultural educators and foundation representatives selected the final inductees. “We were looking for 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,” said Mary Buschette, co-chair, Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Committee.
The Minnesota FFA Foundation through its Star Partners Program provides resources that support the FFA Hall of Fame program. For more information about programs and funding opportunities visit www.mnffafoundation.org.
FFA is a national youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success of its 557,318 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Nearly 9,550 students are members of the Minnesota FFA Association. www.mnffa.org