The gold standard.
As the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows an FFA 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.
American FFA Degree recipients show promise for the future and have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence.
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION
The requirements to earn the American FFA Degree are set forth in the National FFA Constitution. To be eligible to receive the American FFA Degree, members must meet qualifications such as receiving a State FFA Degree, holding active membership for the past three years, completing secondary instruction in an agricultural education program and operating an outstanding supervised agricultural experience program. Community service, leadership abilities and outstanding scholastic achievement are also required. View all requirements 🠖
All applications are submitted to the National FFA Organization after approval of a member’s state association. After review by national staff, the National FFA Board of Directors approve qualified candidates to receive the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention & Expo.
2018 AMERICAN FFA DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Candidates for the 2018 American FFA Degree will be honored on-stage during the Eighth General Session of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Indianapolis.
Recipients receive a certificate and the American FFA Degree key in honor of their accomplishments and dedication to FFA.
AMERICAN FFA DEGREE SPONSORS
Today, we celebrate the 13,000+ ag teachers who are inspiring the next generation of agriculturists.
Awards and Recognition Advisory Committee
- Two business and industry representatives
- Two members, who are agricultural education instructors
- Two members, who are state staff
- Two members who are teacher educators
- One student member
- One student member of the National FFA Alumni Council
- One member who is an awards program superintendent