INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Local FFA members were recognized with American FFA Degrees at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 24-27.
The Anna FFA Chapter sent members to Indianapolis to be awarded the American Degree, the highest honor in FFA. The sponsors of this award are Case IH, Elanco, and Syngenta. The chapter had a record setting number of students receiving American Degrees this year at National Convention. Eight American Degrees were awarded to Anna FFA members Elizabeth Landis, Olivia Maurer, Erik Berning, Kelsey Meyer, Owen Michael, Audrey Barhorst, Sam Wattercutter and Sarah Foltz. Tim Zimpfer and Sarah Heilers are the chapter advisers.
As the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows a member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. It demonstrates the effort FFA members apply toward their supervised agricultural experience and the outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement they exhibited through their FFA career.
To be eligible to receive the American FFA Degree members must meet various requirements. Recipients must have graduated 12 months prior to national convention and have an in-operation and well-maintained supervised agricultural experience records. American FFA Degree recipients show promise for the future and have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence.