Local FFA Member Awarded National American FFA Degree
Over 65,000 FFA members and guests flocked to Indianapolis, Indiana during the week of October 23-28 to attend the 90th annual National FFA Convention and Expo. The members attended business and leadership sessions, competed in Leadership and Career Development Events, received awards and degrees, and networked with thousands of individuals representing Colleges, Universities, and Careers related to Agriculture in the United States and around the world.
Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence.
Natalie Jameson, a member of the Motley County FFA chapter in Matador, Texas, was awarded the American Degree and is pictured with fellow FFA members Emily Jameson, Sierra Jameson, and Cameron Stafford.
(L-R Emily, Natalie, Sierra, Cameron)
To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agricultural enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement.
Each recipient of the American FFA Degree receives a gold American FFA Degree key and certificate after being recognized on stage at the national convention.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 78,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.