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Johnson Receives Honorary State FFA Degree

Released by Panhandle State Campus Communications on 06/05/2017 Dr. Sandol Johnson received the Honorary State FFA Degree at the 2017 State FFA Convention in Oklahoma City. —Courtesy Photo Dr. Sandol Johnson received the Honorary State FFA Degree at the 2017 State FFA Convention in Oklahoma City. —Courtesy Photo

Goodwell, Okla. — Dr. Sandol Johnson, Head of the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Animal Science Department, received the Honorary State FFA Degree at the 2017 State FFA Convention in Oklahoma City on May 2. The award is the highest honorary award presented by the FFA at the state level in recognition of support and service.

Dr. Johnson has worked closely with several FFA chapters during her 15 years at Panhandle State. She has assisted with numerous Meat Judging Contests and workouts, Livestock Judging Contests and workouts, and Live Animal Evaluation Contests. She has also been very involved with the Pork Carcass Evaluation with the Texas County Fair and the Texas County Stock Show. She has harvested and evaluated the carcasses for the FFA and 4-H students.

She said, “During my years at OPSU, I have had a close working relationship with the area FFA chapters. Guymon FFA nominated me for this award. They have been tremendous help to me as well during the years.”

Dr. Johnson continued, “It means a great deal to me, because I have always been a strong supporter of youth ag groups, FFA, and 4-H. To be recognized for this work is very heartfelt.”

Panhandle State Dean of Agriculture Dr. Peter Camfield said, “Dr. Johnson is very deserving of this award. She works closely with area FFA and 4-H organizations. It is an honor for the School of Agriculture to have a faculty member receive such an award.”