Bailey Strasburg, Miller, was one of 46 FFA members who received the coveted gold American Degree key, the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization.
Only about one half of one percent of the total national membership attains this high honor. The recipients were honored at a reception on October 26, and the awards ceremony took place October 27 at the 85th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind.
This final step in the FFA Degree system encourages students to grow, achieve, and establish themselves in an agricultural career. Attaining the American FFA Degree requires a solid commitment to agriculture and FFA. This honor recognizes demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing and service programs. Recipients must have earned $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program and productively invested those earnings.