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Joseph Nelson of the Gilmer FFA Receives John Justin “Standard of the West” Award 

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(Fort Worth, TX) – Joseph Nelson of the Gilmer chapter of the Texas FFA was presented the John Justin “Standard of the West” Award at the 94th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 11-15 in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Established in 2001, the John Justin “Standard of the West” Award recognizes Texas FFA members who go above and beyond, exemplifying the spirit of agriculture, its work ethic and core values of integrity and perseverance. Selection criteria also includes the student’s academic achievement, integrity, honesty, and role as a good neighbor and helpful member of the community. Each year, 12 students representing each regional area of the Texas FFA are selected as finalists for the award. 

“We are excited to partner with our friends at the Texas FFA for this special event and to celebrate all of the participants and finalists who personify the values of the John Justin Standard of the West Award every day,” said Greg Crouchley, President of Justin Brands, the event’s title co-sponsor. “Special congratulations to Joseph Nelson, this year’s honoree, for his extraordinary efforts with the Gilmer FFA. He will be one of 12 Texas FFA State Officers, who will lead and serve the more than 156,000 FFA members in Texas for the 2022-23 school year. He has an extremely bright future ahead of him and has set a wonderful example for the incoming members of the FFA.” 

The 94th annual Texas FFA Convention recorded approximately 15,000 members and guests. Members of the state’s largest agricultural youth leadership organization spent the week

attending leadership workshops, participating in events and activities, being recognized for their achievements, and serving as the legislative body for the Texas FFA Association. 

About Texas FFA 

The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 156,000. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. For more information about the Texas FFA, visit

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About Justin Boots 

Justin Boot Company has been handcrafting western footwear in the U.S. since 1879 when founder H.J. Justin mastered the craft of boot-making using only the finest leathers and quality materials for superior craftsmanship. The Standard of the West since 1879, Justin Boots remains committed to providing dependable footwear at a value, along with a prominent focus on handcrafting boots in the U.S. with global parts. For more information, visit 

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