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
Watch the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo.
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 key stakeholder groups.