State Rep. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi, was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree.
The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. The National FFA Organization works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education.
The Honorary American FFA Degree is an opportunity to recognize those who have gone beyond valuable daily contributions to make an extraordinary long-term difference in the lives of students, inspiring confidence in a new generation of agriculturists.
Members of the National FFA Organizations board of directors approved the nomination.
Thompson will receive the award during the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo, to be held virtually in October.
All recipients will receive a plaque and medal, and their names will be permanently recorded as recipients of the highest FFA honor.