Thank you for making a difference.
FFA 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 & Expo, those who have made outstanding contributions to FFA are honored with Distinguished Service Citations, VIP awards or the Honorary American FFA Degree.
Individuals who have provided exceptional service on a national level to agriculture, agricultural education, or FFA are eligible for the Honorary American FFA Degree. Additionally, teachers who have created high-quality agricultural education programs which inspire and motivate their students to strive for success are eligible. Nominations are first submitted to the individual’s state FFA association for approval.
The Distinguished Service Citation honors organizations, agencies, businesses or other groups who have made outstanding contributions to FFA and agricultural education on a national level.
State FFA Associations can nominate businesses and organizations for this award.
The VIP Citation honors individuals who have dedicated 20 years of service to FFA and agricultural education on a national level. State FFA Associations can nominate individuals for this award.
NOMINATIONS AND RECIPIENTS
The Honorary American FFA Degree, VIP Citation, and Distinguished Service Citation ceremony will take place during the 4th general session at the National FFA Convention and Expo.
Awards and Recognition Advisory Committee
- 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