Local FFA Member Awarded National American FFA Degree
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018/National FFA Organization) –
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
American FFA Degree was bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition
of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year 4,262 American Degrees were
Austin Torres, a
member of the Pima JTED Tanque Verde FFA
Chapter in Tucson Arizona, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 91st
National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis. Austin is the 2nd FFA member from
Pima JTED Tanque Verde FFA Chapter to receive this honor.
by Case IH, Elanco Animal Health and Syngenta, the award recognizes
demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business,
production, processing or service programs.
be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000
through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) 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.
recipient of the American FFA Degree received 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 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the
U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also
supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the
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National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a
national youth organization of 653,359 student members as part of 8,568 local
FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The
organization is supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni
chapters throughout the U.S. 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. The National
FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United
States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in
agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set
direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education
programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and
on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education,
government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources
that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the
future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees
composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the
foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent
of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and
agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.