The National FFA Organization relies on the support of exceptional teachers, individuals and companies to provide life-changing experiences for its members.
Each year, at the National FFA Convention, we honor those who have made outstanding contributions to FFA with Distinguished Service Citation, VIP award or Honorary American FFA Degree.
Nomination forms for all honorary awards must be postmarked by June 15.
Honorary Amercian Degree Ceremony Information
The Honorary American FFA Degree, VIP and DSC ceremony will take place at the 86th National Convention in Freedom Hall on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Seating arrangements will be published at a later date; please check back.
Honorary American FFA Degrees
Honorary American FFA Degree - Teacher
Teachers who have created high-quality agricultural education programs which inspire and motivate their students to strive for success are eligible for an Honorary American FFA Degree.
Nominations for the Honorary American FFA Degree must be sent to the teacher’s State FFA Association for approval. State FFA staff forwards all approved nominations to the National FFA Organization.
- In order to qualify for an Honorary American FFA Degree:
Eighty-five percent of the teacher’s agriculture students must have been in FFA in the last year.
- The teacher must have been teaching agriculture for at least ten years.
Honorary American FFA Degree - Other
Individuals who have provided exceptional service to agriculture, agricultural education, or FFA are eligible for the Honorary American FFA Degree.
Nominations for the Honorary American FFA Degree must be sent to the individual’s State FFA Association for approval. State staff forwards all approved nominations to the National FFA Organization.
Distinguished Service Citation
The Distinguished Service Citations honors organizations, agencies, businesses or other groups who have made outstanding contributions to FFA and agricultural education.
State FFA Associations can nominate businesses and organizations for this award.
The VIP awards honor individuals who have dedicated many years of service to FFA and agricultural education.
State FFA Associations can nominate individuals for this award.