Local Legislator Receives National FFA Honor

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In photo, from left: Delaware FFA President Anthony Brooks; State Rep. Harvey Kenton, R-Milford; State Rep. Dave Wilson, R-Cedar Creek Hundred; State Rep. Bobby Outten, R-Harrington; and Delaware FFA Vice President Kacy Cassat.

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The Future Farmers of America (FFA) have chosen State Representative Dave Wilson, R-Cedar Creek Hundred as a recipient of the Honorary American FFA Degree. The recognition was presented in front of a crowd of 16,000 people during the FFA’s national convention in Louisville, KY on November 1st. A member of the FFA when he attended Milford High School (1964-68), Representative Wilson was one of only two Delawareans to receive the degree this year. According to the FFA, the degrees are conferred “to those people who have provided exceptional service to agriculture and agriculture education.”

“I’ve worked with the FFA for many years,” Wilson said. “If we want to keep family farms viable in our state, we need to encourage kids that want to take on the challenges of that life. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to work with them.”

State Representative Harvey Kenton, R-Milford, and Bobby Outten, R-Harrington, accompanied Rep. Wilson to Kentucky to support their colleague. All three legislators traveled at their own expense.

“Whether it’s as an auctioneer or legislator, Dave is tied tight to the farm community and one of its biggest supporters in Dover,” Rep. Kenton said.

“Dave not only works with farmers, he raises horses himself,” Rep. Outten said. “And his involvement with helping kids showing livestock during the Delaware State Fair is second to none. He’s well-deserving of this recognition.”