FFA adviser Brent Newport receives honorary degree from national organization
Brent Newport, agricultural instructor at Lodi High School, recently earned the Honorary American Future Farmers of America Degree.
- Future Farmers of America Honorary American Degree at a glance
The award is bestowed upon educators who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. To be eligible for this award, a teacher must have 85 percent FFA membership in their classroom in the last year and have completed at least 10 years teaching agricultural education.
— Source: National FFA Organization
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:00 pm
Brent Newport found out only a month ago that he would fly to Indianapolis to the Future Farmers of America national convention to accept the Honorary American degree. It is one of the highest non-academic recognitions an educator can receive from the national organization.
“It was a very, very big surprise,” he said of the nomination from his state supervisor. “That makes it even more rewarding that someone thought I deserved this.”
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:00 pm.