Each year, the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) honors members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. During the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY, it was announced that the American FFA Degree was bestowed upon MFHS graduate Ashley Inman, a member of the Marble Falls chapter. To be eligible, FFA members must have earned $10,000 and productively invested $7,500 into a supervised agricultural experience program. Inman achieved that standard with her Boer goat project.
MFHS FFA members working to prepare for the Burnet County Stock show coming up January 7th – 9th, can now aspire to join Ashley Inman in the top one percent of FFA participants who earn the FFA’s highest degree.
“Ashley is the fourth graduate who has achieved the American degree from the FFA,” said Stratton. “It looks like our program will have a fifth graduate earn this distinction in 2016. The number of students recently achieving the FFA’s top honor is among the top in the Nation. Beyond the financial commitment, there is a huge amount of community service, project tracking, and record keeping involved in each student’s application. It is difficult to accomplish all of those activities without the level of community support given to our FFA members. We appreciate everyone who supports our FFA!”
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