Local FFA chapters receive national ranking

Farm Forum

The National FFA Organization has selected eight South Dakota FFA chapters to be recognized in the National FFA Chapter Award Program:

3-Star Awards

• Arlington FFA

• Garretson FFA

• Howard FFA

• McCook Central FFA

• Viborg-Hurley FFA

2-Star Awards

• Deubrook FFA

• Lennox-Sundstrom FFA

1-Star Award

• Centerville

The chapter members have been invited to attend the 87th National FFA Convention, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 in Louisville, KY, where they will be recognized for this honor.

The National FFA Chapter Award program recognizes FFA chapters for developing and conducting a detailed Program of Activities (POA). Each activity provides opportunities for members to excel in one of three areas: student, chapter, or community development. Every year, chapters are recognized as having earned a one-, two- or three-star rating on their application. The three-star rating is the highest level of accomplishment a chapter may achieve.

The McCook Central FFA Chapter was also selected as a National Models of Innovation finalist for the community division. Only 10 chapters are selected nation-wide for this honor. They were selected based on five quality standards for this division: economic development, environment, human resources, citizenship, and agriculture promotion.