Congratulations to Hannah Sawers, Georgia Dunn, and Ashlyn Talley for receiving the American FFA Degree award. (Ashlyn Talley was unable to be present for the ceremony) Below is a description of the award.
The American FFA Degree is awarded to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their Supervised Agricultural Experiences. Approximately 3,500 American FFA Degrees are handed out each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo. That number represents less than half of one percent of all FFA members, making it one of the organization’s highest honors.
FFA members who qualify for the American FFA Degree:
• Have received a Greenhand FFA Degree, Chapter FFA Degree and State FFA Degree.
• Have been FFA members for at least three years.
• Have completed at least three years (540 hours) of high school agriculture classes, or 2 years of high school agriculture classes and one year of college agriculture classes (360 hours.)
• Have graduated from high school one year prior to the National FFA Convention at which their degree will be awarded.
• Have maintained detailed SAE records, which demonstrate outstanding planning, managerial and financial skills.
• Have earned and productively invested at least $7,500, or have earned and productively invested at least $1,500 and worked 2,250 hours beyond scheduled school hours through their SAEs.
• Have a record of outstanding leadership skills.
• Have a record of participating in community service activities. Updated Community Service Requirements