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November 3, 2023

Sec. Arthur Awarded Honorary American FFA Degree

INDIANAPOLIS — Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur was awarded the Honorary American FFA Degree Friday at the 96th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

The Honorary American FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed upon an individual by the National FFA Organization.

“I’m honored to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree,” Arthur said. “I have such fond memories of traveling to contests and shows with my ag teacher and FFA chapter members. Being involved in the agriculture industry during your youth opens so many doors that can lead to great opportunities, and FFA helps facilitate that experience.”

This 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. Without the efforts of highly dedicated individuals, thousands of young people would not be able to achieve the success that, in turn, contributes directly to the overall well-being of the nation.

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 Organization’s board of directors approved the nomination.