Students earn FFA degrees
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:10 am
Earning the degree means Coates and West are two students from a select group of individuals recognized for years of academic and professional excellence. The honor was presented Oct. 22 at the 84th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis.
The American FFA Degree recognizes demonstrated leadership ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing of service programs.
To be eligible, members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise and serve 50 community service hours.
Recipients must also make it their mission to demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement.
Each award recipient received a Gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate in a blue leatherette frame.
Of the 540,379 FFA members nationwide, Coates and West were two of only 3,241 to be recognized in 2011.
The American Degree award program is sponsored as a special project of the National FFA Foundation by: Case, The Progressive Farmer, Farm Credit, Pioneer and Syngenta.
About National FFA
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members all preparing for leadership and careers in science, business and technology of agriculture as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988 in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agriculture education.
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.
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Visit www.FFA.org to learn more about the National FFA organization.
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