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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Honorary State FFA Degree.  The Honorary State FFA Degree is the highest honorary award presented by the organization. The purpose of this degree is to recognize those individuals who greatly contribute to the advancement of agricultural education and provide outstanding service to the FFA program. Florida FFA is strong today because of our strong supporters like each of these individuals and their efforts on our behalf are greatly appreciated.

These recipients will be recognized virtually during the 4th session of the 2020 Florida FFA Celebration.  Please join us as we thank these individuals for all they do for agricultural education and FFA.

The 2020 Honorary State FFA Degree recipients are:

Dr. Mike Armbruster (Orange County Public Schools, Associate Superintendent)

Ms. Bonnie Desmond (FNGLA, Pinellas Chapter)

Mr. Brent Sellers (UF – Agronomy, Professor & Director Range Cattle Research Center)

Mr. Joe Walter (UF/IFAS Extenstion Agent)

Mr. Kyle Yerdon (FDACS, Ag & Consumer Protection Specialist)


Extraordinary times lead extraordinary people to do extraordinary things. This summer, thousands of FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners will gather online in a new, exciting, and innovative experience to celebrate another record-breaking year. More than ever, our viewers will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.

During the celebration, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers and award presentations while virtually meeting Florida FFA’s outstanding officers, members, and supporters.


The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 30,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.


Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.


FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit


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