October 20, 2017
Sunrise Banks Chief Brand Officer Becca Hoeft has been named as one of the recipients of the 2017 Honorary American FFA Degree from FFA to be announced at their 90th Annual Convention and Expo later this month in Indianapolis.
The Honorary American FFA Degree is an opportunity to recognize those who have gone beyond valuable daily contributions to make an extraordinary long-term difference in the lives of students, inspiring confidence in a new generation of agriculturists.
This award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. She is joined on this prestigious list by fellow Minnesota chapter representatives as well as representatives from all other national chapters including longtime agriculture advocate, Minnesota Senator Gary H. Dahms (R) District 16, Assistant Majority Leader and Executive Director of the Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Committee, Sarah Dornick.
The National FFA Organization works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education. Without the efforts of highly dedicated individuals, thousands of young people would not be able to achieve success that, in turn, contributes directly to the overall well-being of the nation.
“This award is an incredible honor,” says Hoeft. “Over the years it’s been such a great journey seeing these talented students become leaders in their communities across the country. I’m humbled to be recognized for my contributions.”
Hoeft served as Chair for the MN FFA Foundation in 2015-2016 and is currently serving on the Executive Committee as Past Chair. She has been a member of the board since 2011.
About Sunrise Banks: Sunrise Banks, N.A., based in St. Paul, Minnesota, strives to be the most innovative bank empowering financial wellness. Sunrise is certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation earned by approximately 100 banks nationwide. Sunrise Banks is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a public benefit corporation and a certified B Corp for its demonstrated commitment to transparent corporate governance and positive community impact. Learn more at SunriseBanks.com, on Twitter @SunriseBanks, or on Facebook. Member FDIC.
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.