Local students receive State FFA degree
Two Durand High School students recently received the Wisconsin State FFA Degree.
Travis Brantner and Danielle Chilson, of the Durand FFA Chapter, received the Wisconsin FFA Degree at the 86th State FFA Convention at the Alliant Energy Center of Dane County-Exhibition Hall in Madison, Wisconsin, June 17. The Wisconsin FFA Association conferred the State FFA Degree to 300 members.
The State FFA Degree is the highest degree a state association can bestow upon its members. To be considered for this honor, the FFA members must meet the following minimum qualifications: have productively earned and invested $1,000 or worked 1,500 hours; been an FFA member for at least two years and had 360 hours of agricultural classroom instruction; given two agricultural related speeches, each a minimum of five minutes in length; been involved in at least five FFA activities above the local level, and participated in two community activities.
The Wisconsin Association of FFA is a leading student organization due to the efforts of more than 19,000 students across the state. With a focus on premier leadership, personal growth and career success, students’ FFA activities complement agricultural classroom instruction by giving them an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge while gaining real-world experience. These activities are dependent on donor funding through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. For more information about Wisconsin FFA and the Wisconsin FFA Foundation, visit www.wisconsinffa.org or www.wisconsinffafoundation.org, become a fan of Wisconsin FFA Foundation on Facebook, or call 715-659-4807.