The Auburn University Agriscience Education program recently recognized five of its outstanding students who received the American FFA Degree for their achievement in FFA at the National FFA Convention on October 28th, 2017.
Awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs), the American FFA Degree is awarded at the National FFA Convention & Expo each year to less than one percent of FFA members, making it one of the organization’s highest honors.
At a reception on the fifth floor of Haley Center on All Saints Day, Agriscience Professors James Lindner and Christopher Clemons spoke to the students about their achievement.
“We are very proud of you for your commitment to the future of agriculture and your hard work and perseverance,” Lindner said. “In most youth service organizations, perhaps three percent of the members achieve the highest rank, such as Eagle Scout. Within the FFA, that number is less than one percent. So your achievement is a true mark of distinction. We are proud of your achievements, and proud to have you in our program here at Auburn. We know you will carry the flame forward into your own classrooms and organizations in the coming years.”
The students, pictured above with Lindner and Clemons and graduate student Abby Heidenreich, are Shelby Atwood, Jordan Stowe, Josh Davis, Emily Bornstein, and Tia Chastain.
Congratulations on work well done, and on to a strong future in Agriscience Education!