Non-Teacher Honorary Lone Star Degree Nomination  
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Texas FFA Constitution, Area V, Section F: Honorary Membership –Those interested in production agriculture or agribusiness, school superintendents, principals, members of boards of education, chapter advisor, teachers, staff members in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, business people, and others who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA and who have rendered outstanding service, may be elected to honorary membership by a majority vote of the members present at any regular meeting or convention. Honorary membership shall be limited to the Honorary Chapter FFA Degree/Chapter Farmer Degree in the chapter, Honorary State FFA Degree/Lone Star Farmer Degree in the state association, and the Honorary American FFA Degree in the National Organization.

Criteria of Nomination      
  • Nominees must be individuals, not organizations, groups or companies. Nomination form must be submitted via the degree check and award selection entry. Nomination forms must be submitted to the state degree check on or before the prescribed deadline for all other degree and award application Recipient shall be recognized in a manner determined by the Executive Director.
  • Members of the state convention host committee and state officer parents who have not previously received the Honorary Lone Star Degree shall be eligible to receive the degree. Such honorary degrees shall be awarded during the state convention or at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Executive Director.
  • Areas shall be entitled to solicit nominees from their member chapter and to select recipients to receive the honor, the total number of which shall not exceed ten percent of the number of active member Lone Star FFA Degree recipients from the previous year. For recipients unable to receive the degree in person, plaques, certificates or other appropriate recognition shall be provided by the state association to the area associations following the conclusion of said recognition, to be awarded at a time and place deemed appropriate.
  • The Texas FFA Board of Directors, Texas FFA Foundation Board of Directors, other Texas Agricultural Education Texas FFA committees and partners may nominate those who have rendered outstanding service to Texas Agricultural Education and the Texas FFA by submitting to the Executive Director a completed nomination form on or before June 1. The number of honorary degrees above the area quotas shall be determined by the executive director. Recipients shall be recognized in a manner determined by the executive director.

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