Buhr, Broberg admitted to the FFA Hall of Fame

On April 23 at the 89th Minnesota State FFA Convention, the Minnesota FFA Alumni Association announced the FFA Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Among the eight inductees selected is Brian Buhr, dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and Ben Broberg (B.S. '50, Agricultural Education).

“We were looking for individuals who have been influential and supportive of Minnesota FFA, and who have demonstrated a high level of service and longstanding commitment to agriculture, agribusiness and/or education in agriculture,” says Steve Olson, co-chair of the hall of fame committee.

Members of the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Class of 2018 are:

  • Kevin Schulz, Winnebago
  • Brad Harguth, Caledonia
  • Peter Neigebauer, Courtland
  • Ben E. Broberg, Redwood Falls
  • Donald C. Hermanson, Nicollet
  • Kevin Thesing, Brainerd
  • Paul Hansen, Minneapolis
  • Brian Buhr, St. Paul.

The inductees joined the 169 members who have been inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame over the past 11 years, including the 75 inaugural members in 2004. The FFA Hall of Fame is a collaborative effort among the association, alumni and foundation of Minnesota FFA.

“Youth in the FFA are only successful because of supportive adults that mentor, guide and encourage them. The hall of fame is an excellent opportunity to honor these men and women who have gone above and beyond to support Minnesota FFA and the agricultural industry,” says Katie Benson, Minnesota FFA Association president.

A committee consisting of FFA members, alumni, agricultural educators and foundation representatives selected the final inductees. Selection criteria include contributions, service and leadership to agriculture or agribusiness, agriculture education and FFA; career accomplishments, honors and recognition; leadership and responsibilities to nonagricultural groups and organizations; and participation and support of philanthropic endeavors.


Above, Brian Buhr. Ben Broberg's son accepted his award on his behalf.

More information

The Minnesota FFA Foundation, through its Star Partners Program, provides resources that support the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame program. For more information about programs and funding opportunities visit www.mnffafoundation.org.

FFA is a national youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success of its 629,367 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. More than 10,000 students are members of the Minnesota FFA Association. www.mnffa.org