State FFA News
The State Degree is the highest award the State FFA can offer. To earn a state degree you must hold the Chapter degree, have completed 1.5 years of Ag. participated in 2 Career Development Events, participated in 8 Leadership Activities above the chapter level, completed 25 hours of community service. They also must earn and productively invest at least $2,000 or have earned the equivalent through employment in a Supervised Agricultural Experience project. Kendra Parke raised beef cattle, showing and selling them at the fair. Paige Hartman worked at horse farms, caring for and training horses. Arrissa Swails raised dairy goats, selling their milk and kids, she also raised laying hens and sold their eggs. Ivy Kidd worked for her family's horse farm, Kidd Me Knot Percherons, caring for and training horses, and also worked baling hay.
These four FFA members have worked incredibly hard to achieve this honor. They should have been presented this award at the State FFA Convention in front of thousands of FFA members and supporters. Instead, they are being recognized virtually Live on Friday, May 8th at Noon. Follow this link to watch: Ohio FFA Facebook.
Additionally, Arrissa Swails is being awarded a Gold Rating for her perfect score on her Chapter Secretary's Book. She kept meticulous records of our chapter meeting agendas, minutes, member participation, and achievements. Her achievement will be posted on the Ohio FFA Facebook on Wednesday, May 6th.