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Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame announces Class of 2022 inductees

Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Class of 2022 inductees were introduced last weekend at the 2022 Minnesota FFA Alumni & Supporters annual meeting and annual conference in Mankato.

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Pat Dingels, of Redwood Falls, is among the 2022 inductees to the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame.
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MANKATO — A Redwood Falls woman is among the 2022 inductees to the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame, according to a news release from the Minnesota FFA Alumni Association.

Pat Dingels and seven others were introduced last weekend at the 2022 Minnesota FFA Alumni & Supporters annual meeting and annual conference in Mankato.

In addition to Dingels, the other Class of 2022 inductees are as follows:

  • Charles Krause, of Buffalo
  • Becky Meyer, of Vadnais Heights
  • Kerry Lindgren, of Staples
  • Ronald Sommers, of Northfield
  • Dave Swanson, of Hawley
  • Erman Ueland, of Fertile
  • Stan Vander Kooi, Buffalo.

A selection committee consisting of FFA members, alumni, agricultural educators and foundation representatives selected the final inductees.
“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,” said Steve Olson, co-chair of Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Committee, in the news release announcing the inductees.

The 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees will be recognized at the Minnesota FFA State Convention during the opening general session April 24 at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota - East Bank campus.

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The Minnesota FFA Foundation was founded in 1953 and provides resources that support the FFA Hall of Fame program.

FFA is a national youth organization that develops young people's potential for leadership, personal growth and career success in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Nearly 13,000 students are members of the Minnesota FFA Association.

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