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Membership & Officers

The FFA membership fee this year will be $25 per student for the year. A student can join mid-year if they miss the fall deadline, but the fee will still be the same and they will not be able to participate in the fall. 

Here are the Degrees a student can earn in their FFA career! *The student has to apply before the year deadline with their Ag Teacher to get the Degree*

Greenhand FFA Degree       
FFA members enrolled in their first year of high school credit agricultural science, that have satisfactory plans for a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program and that have demonstrated their understanding of the history and purpose of the FFA may apply for their Greenhand Degree. This degree of active membership is awarded at the chapter level. 

To receive a Greenhand FFA Degree, members must meet the following requirements: 
  • Enroll in an agricultural education program and have satisfactory plans for a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE).
  • Learn and explain the FFA Creed, FFA Mission and Motto, and FFA salute.
  • Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and FFA colors.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the FFA Code of Ethics and the proper use of the FFA jacket.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the organization, the chapter constitution and bylaws and the chapter Program of Activities.
  • Own or have access to the Official FFA Manual and the Official FFA Student Handbook.
  • Submit a written application for the Greenhand FFA Degree.
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    Chapter FFA Degree       
    Those FFA members that have received their Greenhand degree may apply for the Chapter Degree. Members must be enrolled in an agricultural science class, have completed at least two semesters in agricultural science at or above the ninth grade level, have in operation an approved SAE program, demonstrate leadership skills and be actively involved in the activities of the local FFA chapter. This degree of active membership is awarded at the chapter level. The Chapter FFA Degree is given to an FFA chapter’s top members.

    To receive a Chapter FFA Degree, members must meet the following requirements:
  • Received the Greenhand FFA Degree.
  • Satisfactorily completed 180 hours (or the equivalent) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level.
  • Have an approved SAE in operation.
  • Enrolled in an agriculture course.
  • Participated in the planning and implementation of at least three official FFA chapter activities.
  • Earned and productively invested at least $150, or have worked at least 45 hours outside of scheduled class time, or a combination of the two, through their SAE.
  • Have developed plans for continued growth and improvement of their SAE.
  • Effectively lead a group discussion for 15 minutes.
  • Demonstrated five parliamentary law procedures.
  • Show progress toward achievement in FFA award programs.
  • Have a satisfactory academic record.
  • Submitted a written application for the Chapter FFA Degree.
  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service activities.
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    State/Lone Star FFA Degree       
    This is the highest degree of membership the State FFA Association can award. FFA members may apply to receive the Lone Star Degree only after they have received the Chapter degree. Those wishing to receive their Lone Star Degree must have been an active FFA member for at least two years, complete at least four semesters of agricultural science at or above the ninth grade level, maintain a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, invest significant time and money in their SAE, demonstrate their leadership skills and show a commitment to the FFA through involvement at the chapter level and above. This degree of active membership is awarded at the state level during the Texas FFA convention.

    To receive a State FFA Degree, members must meet the following requirements:
  • Received a Chapter FFA Degree.
  • Have been an active FFA member for at least two years (24 months) at the time of receiving the State FFA Degree
  • Have completed at least 2 years (360 hours) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at our above the ninth grade level, which includes an SAE.
  • Have earned and productively invested at least $1000 and worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time, in a supervised agricultural experience program. The combination of hours and earnings multiplied by a factor of 3.33 must be equal to or greater than the number 1,000.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability by performing 10 parliamentary law procedures, giving a six-minute speech on a topic relating to agriculture or FFA, and serving as an FFA officer, committee chairperson, or committee member.
  • Have a satisfactory academic record, certified by the agriculture teacher and the school principal or superintendent.
  • Participated in the planning and implementation of the chapter’s Program of Activities.
  • As of April 1, have completed ten activities above the chapter level in at least three of six different categories: leadership development events, career development events, conventions and meetings, project shows, student awards and leadership and service as described in policies adopted by the Board of Directors.
  • Complete at least 25 hours of community service in a minimum of two different activities. All community service hours are cumulative, i.e. the 10 community service hours used to obtain the chapter degree can be used toward the state degree.
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