And, the organization recognized the service of and bid farewell to its long-time national FFA advisor, Dr. Larry D. Case, who will retire on Jan. 1, 2011.
“It’s only fitting that we should set our all-time convention attendance record at Dr. Case’s 26th and final convention,” said National FFA Chief Operating Officer Dwight Armstrong. “It’s clear that a substantial number of chapters around the country made the trip to celebrate with him before he retires.”
During his onstage recognition, Case introduced his wife of 44 years, Joy, and their children and grandchildren. He addressed the crowd of FFA members and delegates and referenced the fact that there are several educators in his family.
“When I say agricultural education is the noblest of professions and is important to me, I mean that,” said Case. “If it’s good enough for my family, it’s good enough for you.”
Case wrapped up his onstage comments by assuring FFA members that they are in good hands. “I believe in you,” he said, “and I shall never forget you.”
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