Madison Central students receive FFA Degree

319 South Dakota FFA members will be recognized for receiving their State FFA Degree at the 96th South Dakota State FFA Convention, Friday April 19th, in Brookings.  Three Madison Central FFA members that will be recognized including Manuel Joseph Decastro III, Ryker Chris Johnke (John key),  Kathryn Klien

Requirements for the State FFA degree include having earned and productively invested at least $1,000 or worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time, or a combination thereof, in a Supervised Agricultural Experience program.  Demonstrated leadership ability by performing ten procedures of Parliamentary Law, giving a six-minute speech on an agriculture or FFA-related topic, and serving as an officer, committee chairperson, or participating member of a chapter committee. And have completed at least 25 hours of community service.

The State FFA Degree is the highest degree of membership conferred by the South Dakota FFA Association. The state convention will be held Thursday, April 18th through the 20th in Brookings. You can watch the convention live at