State FFA Degrees and Stars to be awarded

Posted April 10, 2013 at 11:20 am

Two hundred and sixty-five South Dakota FFA members will receive their State FFA Degree, with four of those individuals to be recognized as the State Star Farmer, Star in Agribusiness, Star in Ag Placement and Star in Agriscience, at the 85th South Dakota State FFA Convention held in Brookings, April 14-16.

Johannes Gimbel, Miller, is one of four candidates for the State Star Farmer.

The State FFA Degree is the highest degree of membership conferred by the South Dakota FFA Association. The requirements for this degree include:

• Having earned and productively invested at least $1,000, or worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time, or a combination thereof, in a Supervised Agricultural Experience program.

• Demonstrated leadership ability by performing ten procedures of Parliamentary Law, giving a six-minute speech on an agriculture or FFA-related topic and serving as an officer, committee chairperson or participating member of a chapter committee.

• Have completed at least 25 hours of community service.

Ruth A. Moller|The Miller Press

MHS seniors who will receive State FFA degrees are, l to r, Caitlynd Krosch, Johannes Gimbel, Sam Simons, Kyle Clement and Kirstyn Fiala.