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Wilbur-Ellis Company

November 11, 2014 13:59 ET

Jim Loar of Wilbur-Ellis Company Receives Honorary FFA Award

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2014) - Jim Loar, vice president of Operations of Wilbur-Ellis' Agribusiness Division, was awarded the Honorary American FFA Degree at the 2014 National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, KY. Loar was recognized for his contributions in making long-term differences in the lives of students and inspiring confidence in a new generation of agriculturalists. 

"I'm so humbled to have received an award from one of the most highly-respected organizations in the agricultural industry," said Loar. "It's great to know that the work FFA is doing is having a positive impact on our future Ag leaders. I proudly accept this award and am also grateful to work for a company that supports FFA both financially and with time and talents."

The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment and is approved by the National FFA Organization Board.

"We are profoundly grateful for the dedication and contributions of Mr. Loar to the future of agricultural education," said Molly Ball, president of the National FFA Foundation. "The future of agriculture is bright and it is individuals like Mr. Loar who continue to make the success of FFA possible."

Loar is a member of the National FFA Sponsors Board and has been active in the organization for a number of years.

About Wilbur-Ellis Company
Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, Wilbur-Ellis has continued to grow its business with sales now over $3 billion.

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About National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 610,240 student members as part of 7,665 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 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, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

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