Awards & Degrees

FFA has an extensive awards program, implemented at all levels. Awards provide incentive for members to set goals and work toward achieving them. The result is a membership dedicated to progress in their chosen areas of interest.

Below you’ll find links to our award areas with more information on how we keep our members engaged throughout middle and high school, on into their early college years, right through their career.


Agriscience Fair

The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises.


American FFA Degree

The American FFA Degree is the highest honor awarded to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experience.


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.


National Chapter

The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. You'll find information on Program of Activities (POA), Past National Chapter winners and Chapter Success Guides.

Awards and Recognition Advisory Committee
The National FFA Awards and Recognition Advisory Committee is a group of representatives from key stakeholders that provide relevant guidance
and assistance to all award and recognition programs. The committee consists of representatives from the following key stakeholder groups:
  • 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
Advisory Committee Purpose and Members
Advisory Committee Information