Little Switzerland FFA chapter named 3 Star Chapter ...

The Little Switzerland FFA chapter of Waukon High School has been recognized in the 2019 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.

In order to qualify for a national award, the chapter must complete at least 15 activities: one for each of the five quality standards in each of the three divisions. Additionally, the chapter must meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the National Quality Chapter Standards. On the national level, judges rate the chapters as three-star, two-star or one-star. Chapters that received star ratings during judging in late July were recognized at the 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo held October 30-November 2 in Indianapolis, IN. All star-rated FFA chapters receive honors made possible by corporate sponsor John Deere.

“Feeding some nine billion people by mid-century brings with it unprecedented challenges for today’s farmers,” said Amy Allen, manager of national corporate contributions for John Deere. “The skills and experiences learned though the National Chapter Award Program will help meet the critical needs.”

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters within the U.S. Submitted photo.

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