National FFA Awards


About FFA Awards

FFA has an award to match almost any member’s unique talents and interests. Find a program that interests you, set a goal, and work hard to achieve it. You’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to succeed in all aspects of life.

National Chapter

The National Chapter Award program recognizes FFA chapters that successfully complete an annual Program of Activities (PoA) which includes a series of activities designed to encourage its members to grow as individuals, to work as part of a team, and to serve others.

Honorary Awards

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.

Agriscience Fair

The National FFA Agriscience Fair is a competition for FFA members who are interested in the science and technology of agriculture. It is held each year, during the National FFA Convention.

Students can compete in the national agriscience fair in one of five categories: Botany, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Food Science.

Agriscience Teacher of the Year

The National FFA Agriscience Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who have inspired and enlightens his or her students through engaging and interactive lessons in the science of agriculture.


Career Development Events

Career opportunities abound within today’s agriculture industry. Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.


The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their SAEs, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers.

Students can compete for awards in 47 areas* covering everything from Agricultural Communications to Wildlife Management.  Each award area also has two categories, placement and entrepreneurship.

American Star Awards

The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. Finalists for the award have mastered skills in production, finance, management and/or research.