Roland-Story Agriculture students and FFA members Ben Chelsvig, Kat Hawley, Grant Berends, Madison Friest, Zach Shadlow, Taylor Blythe, Wyatt Origer, Jakob Lester and Kade Faga were awarded their Iowa FFA Degrees at the 2018 State FFA Convention in Ames.


The Iowa Degree is the highest honor and recognition that any FFA member may receive from their individual states and represents that an Agriculture Education student has participated in leadership activities above the local chapter level, has served in a leadership position within their local chapters, and has been involved in an active SAE (supervised agricultural experience) project.


This year the Iowa FFA Association awarded 720 members out of the 15,400 state membership with this recognition.


According to Brad Taylor, Agriculture Education instructor and FFA Advisor, “this is a great honor for these students as it represents a lot of hard work and accomplishments that they have been involved in over their 3 to 4 years in FFA.”