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CR-B FFA Members Attend 94th National FFA Convention & Expo

November 01, 2021

Twelve FFA members from the Coon Rapids-Bayard FFA Chapter attended the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, IN October 26-30. These members developed their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. They attended the Opening Session of convention where they listened to keynote speaker Courtenay Dehoff inspire them through her comeback story. The members developed their leadership skills at workshops and visited with agricultural businesses about career opportunities in agriculture. The 12 members also took tours at Kinze Manufacturing, Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Hunter’s Honey Farm, and Fair Oaks Robotic Dairy Farm. On the final day of convention, they watched a CR-B FFA member be recognized on the big stage for her accomplishments in FFA.

Madison Schultes, a member of the Coon Rapids-Bayard FFA chapter in Coon Rapids, Iowa was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo. The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence.  This year 3,863 American Degrees were awarded.

To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they own their own business or hold a professional position as an employee. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement through completion of a long list of FFA and community activities.  Less than one percent of FFA members achieve the American FFA Degree.

Each recipient of the American FFA Degree receives a gold American FFA Degree key and certificate after being recognized at the national convention.

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