A total of 64 members from the East Central district were awarded their State FFA Degree during the 94th Kansas FFA Convention, June 1-3, 2022, on the Kansas State University campus.
The state degree is the highest honor the Kansas FFA Association can bestow upon its members. In order to achieve this award, members must meet the following requirements: have received their Chapter FFA Degree, been an FFA member and agricultural education student for at least two years, earned at least $2,000, or worked 600 hours in their Supervised Agricultural Experience program, given a six-minute speech about agriculture or FFA, participated in eight different leadership activities, received a “C” average or better in high school and shown a record of outstanding leadership and community involvement.
The members who met these qualifications from the Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA chapter are: Marais des Cygnes – Cole Lacey, Wyatt Lingenfelter, Akaylee Prunty, and Braden Reed.
Each state degree recipient receives a state degree charm — a symbol of the member’s growth and development — sponsored by Kansas Electric Cooperatives.
The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 10,866 agricultural education students in 224 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 735,038 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture with 8,817 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The Kansas FFA Association mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.