Degrees

Discovery Degree- Awardees must have paid full FFA dues
at local, state and national levels, participated in at least one Chapter activity outside if scheduled class time, and have met all of the requirements of Article 6, Section B of the National Constitution.

Greenhand Degree- Awardees must have satisfactory plans for programs of supervised agricultural experiences,

Chapter Degree-Awardees must have received the Greenhand FFA Degree. 2. Must have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of at least 180 hours of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level, have in operation an approved supervised agricultural experience program and be enrolled in an agricultural education course. 3. Have participated in the planning and conducting of at least three official functions in the chapter Program of Activities. 4. Have earned and productively invested at least $150 by the member’s own efforts, or worked at least 45 hours in excess of scheduled class time, or a combination thereof, and have developed plans for continued growth and improvement in a supervised agricultural experience program. 5. Have effectively led a group discussion for 15 minutes,have demonstrated five procedures of parliamentary law. 7. Show progress toward individual achievement in the FFA award programs. 8. Have a satisfactory scholastic record. 9. Have participated in at least 10 hours of community service activities. These hours are in addition to and cannot be duplicated as paid or unpaid SAE hours. 10. Submit a written application for the Chapter FFA Degree.” (Other requirements may be established by the chapter and/or the state FFA association.)

State Degree-1. Have received the State FFA Degree, have been an active member for the past three years (36 months) and have a record of satisfactory participation in the activities on the chapter and state levels. 2. Have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of at least three years (540 hours) of systematic secondary school instruction in an agricultural education program or to have FFA Manual 2014:FFAOfficialManual 4/29/14 6:56 PM Page 36 Official FFA Manual 37 FFA CEREMONIES completed at least the equivalent of 360 hours of systematic secondary school instruction in agricultural education and one full year of enrollment in a postsecondary agricultural program or have completed the program of agricultural education offered in the secondary school last attended. 3. Have graduated from high school at least 12 months prior to the national convention at which the degree is to be granted. 4. Have in operation and have maintained records to substantiate an outstanding supervised agricultural experience program through which a member has exhibited comprehensive planning, managerial and financial expertise. 5. Have earned and productively invested at least $7,500 or have earned and productively invested at least $1,500 and worked 2,250 hours in excess of scheduled class time. Any combination of hours times a factor of 3.33 plus dollars must be equal to or greater than the number 9,000. Hours used for the purpose of producing earnings reported as productively invested income shall not be duplicated as hours of credit to meet the minimum requirements for the degree. 6. Have a record of outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement and have achieved a high school scholastic record of “C” or better as certified by the principal or superintendent.” 7. Have participated in at least 50 hours of community service, within at least three different community service activities. These hours are in addition to and cannot be duplicated as paid or unpaid SAE hours.

American Degree- https://www.ffa.org/sitecollectiondocuments/2015_American_Degree_Handbook.pdf