DCC student Jordan Larson receives FFA’s highest honor

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Jordan will be honored with an American FFA Degree.

Brent Nelson head of Welding Technology at Dawson Community College is proud to announce that DCC Ag Mechanics student Jordan Larson of Miles City Montana will be traveling to Indianapolis in October to attend the 82nd National FFA Convention.

“Lead Out Loud” is the 2009 convention theme as 55,000 of today’s FFA leaders from all 50 states gather in Indianapolis to celebrate. Members will engage in the National Days of Service and take part in interactive workshops, thrilling competitions and an action-packed career show.

Jordan will be honored with an American FFA Degree. The American FFA Degree is the highest honor that can be achieved as an FFA member. This final step in the FFA Degree system encourages students to grow, achieve, and establish themselves in an agricultural career. Attaining the American FFA Degree requires a solid commitment to agriculture and FFA. “Jordan was always a serious and committed FFA student determined to work through to a solution given the toughest agronomy problem” said Jim Bott, Jordan’s former FFA advisor.

Jordan will also compete in the FFA Agronomy contest which he earned the right to do by winning the state agronomy contest last spring with 3 other Miles City FFA members. Those in this field often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control.

Jordan is the son of Jack and Marian Larson owners of Larson Seeds in the Miles City area. Growing up in the seed business he learned to appreciate the outdoors as well as the complexities and challenges of his families enterprise. His interest in agronomy puts him on the leading edge of today’s hot button issues that include food production, creating healthier food, managing the environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants.

Jordan is an outstanding success story. His effort and dedication over the last 4 years of high school have made him a premier example of the FFA Agricultural mission to prepare students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.

To learn more about programs at DCC like Welding Technology contact Brent Nelson or for Ag Mechanics contact Chad Peplinski at 406.377.9477. See us on the web at www.dawson.edu.

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