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Wynne to receive FFA award

October 08, 2008

Media Contact: Dean Johnny Wynne, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, 919-515-2668 or

Dr. Johnny C. Wynne, dean of the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree, an award that honors people who have advanced agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.

FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of more than 500,000 student members that works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education.

Wynne is to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree during the 81st National FFA Convention, Oct. 22-25 in Indianapolis, IN. The Honorary American FFA Degree recognizes individuals whose efforts on behalf of agricultural education have made a long-term difference in the lives of students, inspiring confidence in a new generation of agriculturists.

Wynne was named dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2004. The college is one of N.C. State's largest academic units, with more than 5,500 students in two-year, four-year and graduate programs. It is also the headquarters for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, which conduct outreach and research activities, respectively, that have statewide impact on the economy and quality of life. Before being named dean, Wynne directed the Agricultural Research Service.

With 7,358 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the FFA works to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Compiled by: Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or

Posted by Dave at October 8, 2008 09:59 AM