Local Ag Educators Recognize Rick and Robin Hanson for Outstanding Cooperation
information and photos released by Kevin Amsden – Manson Agricultural Education Teacher/FFA Advisor and Bailey Dezellem – Chelan Agricultural Education Teacher/FFA Advisor
The Outstanding Cooperation Award, sponsored by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) is a yearly recognition meant to highlight organizations, agribusiness companies, and others who have given outstanding support to agricultural education. Rick and Robin Hanson were nominated by the local Agricultural Educators for their years of dedication and support to our local programs, and beyond.
Rick and Robin Hanson had three students go through Chelan FFA, the last of whom graduated in 2015. Regardless, they are still actively involved.
Rick is a local business owner running his own electrical contracting company, while his wife Robin is in charge of the Manson School District Food Program. In addition to working full time, they also operate a small hay farm, and raise swine and cattle. They are both members of the FFA Alumni Board, which provides loans to FFA members to raise livestock.
They are major players in the FFA Alumni Farm, which provides space for members who do not have an area to raise/grow their SAE projects.