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Greenhand FFA Degree/Greenhand Degree -- To be eligible to receive the Greenhand FFA Degree from the chapter, the member must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Must be enrolled in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and have satisfactory plans for a supervised agricultural experience program.
Have learned and explained the FFA Creed, Motto and Salute.
Have described and explained the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors.
Have demonstrated a knowledge of the FFA Code of Ethics and the proper use of the FFA jacket.
Have demonstrated a knowledge of the history of the Organization, the chapter constitution and bylaws, and the chapter Program of Activities.
Have access to or personally own a copy of the Official FFA Manual and the FFA Student Handbook.
Have submitted an application for the Greenhand FFA Degree.

Here is the Link to complete the Heritage FFA Greenhand Degree application

Chapter FFA Degree/Chapter Farmer Degree: To be eligible to receive the Chapter FFA Degree from the chapter, the member must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Must have received the Greenhand FFA Degree.
Have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of at least two semesters of systematic school instruction in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at or above the ninth grade level, have in operation an approved supervised agricultural experience program, and be enrolled in an Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources course.
Have participated in the planning and conducting of at least three official functions in the chapter Program of Activities.
Have earned and productively invested at least $150 or worked at least forty-five hours in excess of scheduled class time, or a combination thereof and have developed plans for continued growth and improvement in a supervised agricultural experience program. The combination of hours multiplied by a factor of 3.33 and dollars must equal or exceed the number 150.
Have effectively led a group discussion for fifteen minutes.
Have demonstrated five procedures of parliamentary law.
Have shown progress toward individual achievement in the FFA awards program.
Have a satisfactory scholastic record.
Have participated in at least 10 hours of community service activities. These hours are in addition to and cannot be duplicated as paid or unpaid labor.
Have submitted an application for the Chapter FFA Degree.

Here is the Link to complete the Heritage FFA Chapter Degree application

American FFA Degree: To be eligible to receive the American FFA Degree from the National FFA organization, the members must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Have received the State FFA Degree, have been an active member for the past three years (36 months), and have a record or satisfactory participation in the activities on the chapter and state levels.
Have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of at least three years (540 hours) of systematic secondary school instruction in an Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources program or have completed the program of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the school last attended. 
Have graduated from high school at least twelve months prior to the national convention at which the degree is to be granted.
Have in operation and have maintained records to substantiate an outstanding supervised agricultural experience program through which a member has exhibited comprehensive planning, managerial and financial expertise.
A student, after entering agricultural education must have
earned and at least $10,000 and productively invested at least $7,500; or
earned and productively invested $2,000 and worked at least 2250 hours in excess of scheduled class time. Any combination of hours x $3.56 plus dollars must be equal to or greater than the number 10,000. Hours used for the purpose of producing earnings reported as productively invested income shall not be duplicated as hours of credit to meet the minimum requirements of the degree.
Have a record of outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement and have achieved a high school scholastic record of "C" or better as certified by the principal or superintendent.

As of December 31 of the calendar year prior to the year the member is to receive the degree,  have participated in at least 50 hours of community service within at least three different community service activities. These hours are in addition to and cannot be duplicated as paid or unpaid SAE hours.
 

 

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