INDIANAPOLIS, In — The Cambridge FFA chapter of Milton, Georgia has recently been chosen as a finalist to compete for a 2017 National Premier Chapter: Strengthening Agriculture award from the National FFA Organization.
The National Chapter Award Program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.
Chapters eligible to compete for the National Premier Chapter: Strengthening Agriculture award are those that demonstrate competency in doing innovative things or taking traditional concepts and applying a creative twist in the Strengthening Agriculture division of the chapter’s Program of Activities. 10 three-star chapters are selected as finalists for the Premier Chapter: Strengthening Agriculture award and will compete through a presentation and interview process at the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis.
The FFA chapters selected to receive the Premier Chapter: Strengthening Agriculture award will be announced on stage during convention.
The winning FFA chapter will receive honors made possible by corporate sponsor John Deere.
“Feeding some 9 billion people by mid-century brings with it unprecedented challenges for today’s farmers,” said Amy Allen, manager, national corporate contributions for John Deere. “The skills and experiences learned though the National Chapter Award Program will help meet the critical needs.”
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 649,355 student members who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.