Ryan Crafton of the Henrietta FFA chapter was named as a candidate for the American FFA Degree at the 85th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 8-12 in Dallas. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the National FFA Organization.
The American Degree is the top degree in a four-tier degree program that recognizes individual achievement in instructional programs, supervised experience and leadership development. The American Degree is awarded at the National FFA Convention in October.
A portion of the American FFA Degree ceremony states, “Boundaries within our country exist only in name. True American citizens are interested in and loyal to their local communities and states, but their greatest devotion is to their country. Recipients of the American FFA Degree see beyond limited horizons. They concern themselves not only with the affairs of their local chapters and state associations, but also with the National FFA Organization, working for the advancement of agriculture, which, in turn, strengthens America.”