(Release from Minnesota Farm Bureau) 

Hermanson Receives Farm Bureau Foundation’s Post-Secondary Educator of the Year Award 

(November 24, 2015) - The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation recognized and awarded outstanding agricultural professionals during the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s 97th Annual Meeting. Recognition was given during the Friday night Awards Banquet on November 20 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington.

The Post-Secondary Educator of the Year award was given to Don Hermanson of Nicollet County. This award recognizes the educators supporting all of us in production agriculture and the important role these professionals play.

Hermanson is in his 19th year teaching at South Central College in Mankato in the Agribusiness Department. One of his most notable accomplishments was the Agriculture Literacy Institute which allowed teachers the opportunity to learn about Minnesota agriculture through tours and activities. Hermanson and his wife Rhonda live near New Sweden.

“This is a great honor. Thanks to Farm Bureau for sponsoring the award and for all the great things the organization does for agriculture,” said Hermanson.

Other MFB Foundation Award winners include Courtnay Doyle - Agriculture Communicator of the Year of Faribault County with Digity Farm Network; Nathan Winter - Extension Educator of the Year working in McLeod and Meeker Counties; and Brad Harguth - FFA Advisor of the Year who is an agriculture instructor at Caledonia.

Recipients receive a trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida January 8-13, 2016.

Award winners are nominated by their county Farm Bureaus. For information about nominating an Ag Communicator, Extension Educator, FFA Advisor or Post-Secondary Ag Educator for next year’s award, contact your county Farm Bureau office.

Farm Bureau is the largest general farm organization in Minnesota. Nationwide, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has nearly six million members in nearly 2,800 county Farm Bureaus. For more information log onto www.fbmn.org.