ISU Agronomy Emeritus Professor to be Honored by National FFA

October 22nd, 2003

AMES, Iowa — Ken Larson, Iowa State University emeritus professor of agronomy, will be presented an Honorary American FFA Degree by the National FFA Organization.

Larson was nominated by the Iowa FFA Association for his work with FFA Crops Career Development Events in Missouri and Iowa that he began in 1970.

The award is presented to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. Larson will travel to Louisville, Ky. to receive the award on Oct. 31 at the 2003 National FFA Convention.

Larson received his bachelor's in agricultural education from Iowa State College in 1954, and earned his master's degree and a doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught at North Dakota State University; the University of Missouri, where he served as Associate Dean of Agriculture; and Iowa State, from which he retired in 1996.


Ken Larson, Agronomy, (515) 294-3281,

Melea Reicks Licht, Agronomy, (515) 294-1890,