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LDAF Employee Receives Distinguished FFA Honor

September 16, 2019

Baton Rouge, LA (September 16, 2019) –Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Director of Weights and Measures in the Office of Agro-Consumer Services Bobby Fletcher, Jr., Ph.D., is the recipient of the Honorary American Future Farmers of America (FFA) Degree. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.

“The FFA is an organization that is near and dear to my heart. While the LDAF is a regulatory agency, there are so many wonderful members of our department who are affiliated with or support FFA,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, D.V.M. “These programs such as FFA and 4-H are vital to the future of agriculture and provide leadership skills to our young people. We are all committed to stepping up and helping to stabilize these programs for the future generations of ag producers and leaders.”

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to more than 700,000 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Fletcher will receive the award at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in November.