Larry Lundberg, chapter advisor for the Killdeer FFA chapter, was recently given the Honorary American FFA Degree at the 88th National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky.
This award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.
The Honorary American 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 agriculturalists.
Recipients in the teacher category are selected on the basis of their contributions in the following seven areas: Classroom and laboratory instruction; student’s experiential learning; the National FFA Organization; Building Partnerships; agricultural education program marketing; and professional development of agricultural education teachers.
Lundberg has been an Agriculture instructor and FFA advisor for 28 years, 3 years in Jamestown high school and 25 years in Killdeer. In his career, he has taught a wide range of agricultural subjects and has coached many FFA teams. Over 12 State champion teams have been coached by Lundberg during his teaching career. In addition, he has had 5 state FFA officers elected from the local chapter leadership. He has also qualified for state competition in parliamentary procedure for the past 13 years straight.
The nomination was selected and approved by the National FFA Board of directors and was permanently recorded in the official records of the National FFA organization.
The National FFA organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 623,000 student members to one of 7665 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S. , Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.