Richard Bogren, Mayeux, Ronald N. | 8/31/2011 8:18:15 PM
News Release Distributed 08/31/11
Three LSU AgCenter administrators have been selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree.
LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson, Vice Chancellor Paul Coreil and Associate Vice Chancellor Dwight Landreneau will receive the award, which is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.
The three will receive the honors during the 84th national FFA Convention on Oct. 19-22 in Indianapolis.
Richardson was cited for his leadership in Louisiana’s FFA program when the Louisiana office was transferred from the Louisiana Department of Education to the LSU AgCenter.
Coreil received the award in recognition of his developing a close working relationship between FFA and Louisiana 4-H, which is operated by the AgCenter.
Landreneau also was cited for his support of the FFA program in Louisiana by regularly participating in state FFA events.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 members. Louisiana had 186 chapters and 9,586 members during the 2010-2011 school year, according to Ronald Mayeux, executive secretary of the Louisiana FFA Association.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture