Leadership Awards & Applications

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State Officer Application

E-mail notice of intent to run by March 1.  Application submitted by March 15.

Application

Handbook and Contract


District President Application

District Presidents are selected to represent FFA members, NY Agricultural Education Students and FFA chapters in their district.  Applications must be submitted by February 15

Application

Handbook and contract
 

NEW YORK NATIONAL Officer CANDIDATE Application

E-mail notice of intent to run by December 15.  Application submitted by January 15.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2018 during the Farm Show in Syracuse at the State Fairgrounds.

Application

handbook

Study Guide
 

Nominating Committee Application

E-mail notice of intent of participation by March 15.

Application
 

FFA Jacket Award 

The FFA Jacket Award was started in 2009 and allows the current New York State Officers to recognize those FFA members who have shown outstanding promise in their future as a FFA member and an advocate for agriculture. Current FFA members in grades 7-11 are eligible. Each Jacket Award winner receives:

  • A personalized FFA Jacket ($50)
  • One week at Camp Oswegatchie ($310)
  • Registration to 212/360 ($95)
  • Registration to State Convention ($75)
  • This award cannot be transferred to any other student.

Deadline is March 15

Applicants must attach a Letter of Recommendation from their advisor before they can submit their application. Applications can be started and saved for later until the student can upload their advisor’s recommendation up until the application deadline.
If you are interested in sponsoring an FFA jacket, please contact Derek Hill.

Application
 

New FFA Chapter jacket award

The New FFA Chapter Jacket Award Program began in 2016 and allows the State Association to recognize those new or reinstated chapters who are making great progress in establishing the FFA Chapter as a integral part of their schools learning community. This award is for those chapters chartered or reinstated within the last two years who do not already have a set of chapter jackets. The selected chapter will receive a set of 10 FFA chapter jackets.  Deadline is March 15

APPLICATION

Proficiency Award

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The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their SAEs, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Placement proficiency awards are given to those whose SAEs are related to employment, apprenticeships, or internships at an agribusiness or agriculture-related organization. Entrepreneurship proficiency awards are given to those whose SAEs are related to ownership of an agribusiness or agriculture-related organization. Please note that not all award areas are recognized at the state level. Feeder Proficiency Awards are available to download below. All other Proficiency Awards are available through Application Center in your MyFFA account.

MyFFA/AET
Information

Empire Degree - State FFA Degree

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 The Empire Degree is the highest honor students can receive at the State level. It requires documentation of a student's SAE as well as confirmation that the student has received the Greenhand, and Chapter degrees. If a student wishes to be considered for a State Star, the student should also fill out the Star Battery portion of the application.

For FFA members in grades 11-12.

You need to sign into MyFFA at ffa.org to view and edit the Empire Degree. You may also edit your degree application through AET.

Empire Degree Application
State Star Battery

Requirements

State FFA Degree To be eligible to receive the State FFA Degree from the state association, a member must meet the following minimum qualifications:

1. Have received the Chapter FFA Degree.

2. Have been an active FFA member for at least two years (24 months) at the time of receiving the State FFA Degree.

3. While in school, have completed the equivalent of at least two years (360 hours) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level, which includes ffa traditions 29 a supervised agricultural experience program.

4. A student after entering agricultural education must have:
a. earned and productively invested at least $1,000; or
b. worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time; or c. a combination thereof, in a supervised agricultural experience program.

5. Demonstrate leadership ability by:
a. Performing 10 procedures of parliamentary law.
b. Giving a six-minute speech on a topic relating to agriculture or FFA.
c. Serving as an officer, committee chairperson or participating member of a chapter committee.

6. Have a satisfactory scholastic record as certified by the local agricultural education instructor and the principal or superintendent.

7. Have participated in the planning and completion of the chapter’s Program of Activities.

8. Have participated in at least five different FFA activities above the chapter level.

9. Have participated in at least 25 hours of community service, within at least two different community service activities. These hours are in addition to and cannot be duplicated as paid or unpaid supervised agricultural experience hours. The percentage of the total state membership that may receive the State FFA Degree and other requirements may be established by the state FFA association.

Source: The Official FFA Manual

Scholarships

National FFA Scholarships
*To get all of the information with National FFA, make sure you login to myFFA on www.ffa.org.

New York Farm Bureau Scholarship

Hooves and Boots Normande Heifer Giveaway 
Essay deadline May 1.
Through this program one registered Purebred or Fullblood Normande heifer calf will be awarded to the applicant from the Northeast US who shows high interest in the Normande breed and demonstrates the potential of developing a great relationship with their animal. The winning applicant will also be awarded one year of free membership to NANA (North American Normande Association) as a Junior Member.

Agriscience Fair

Agriscience Fair Handbook

Students can compete in the national Agriscience Fair in one of six categories:

  • Animal Systems
  • Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems
  • Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Power, Structural and Technical Systems
  • Social Systems

Students can compete as an individual or as a team.

  • Division I - Individuals in grades 7-9
  • Division II - Individuals in grades 10-12
  • Division III - Teams in grades 7-9
  • Division IV - Teams in grades 10-12