The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their
supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs).
The American FFA Degree is awarded at the
National FFA Convention & Expo each year to less than 1% of FFA members making it one of the organization’s highest honors.
In addition to their degree, each recipient receives a gold American FFA Degree key.
The top American FFA Degree recipients from each state may also be nominated for an
American Star Award. The current year’s list of approved American FFA Degree Recipients are announced in August each year and posted here.
American FFA Degree Requirements
American FFA Degree Due Date
Dates to submit the American FFA Degree application for state approval vary by state association. Please contact your state FFA association staff to learn your association’s due date.
American Degree Convention Photos Available
Email notification went out to all American Degree recipients who had their photo taken backstage and onstage that their proofs are available. The emails went to the email address downloaded from their electronic application.
Picture proofs are provided by GradImages, if you have questions please visit their website or contact their customer service department;
American Star Awards
American Star Award nominees are selected based on the quality of their American FFA Degree applications. Each state FFA association may recommend one candidate for each of the four award areas:
- Star Farmer
- Star in Agribusiness
- Star in Agricultural Placement
- Star in Agriscience