NDIANAPOLIS (23, August, 2023/National FFA Organization) – The Ashland FFA chapter of Ashland, MO, has been recognized in 2023 National Chapter Award Program as a Top Ten Premier Chapter – Growing Leaders 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.

Ashland FFA was also awarded a three star rating. The highest rating a chapter can receive in the National Chapter Program. Chapters that earned a top ten finalist and a three star rating during judging this summer will be recognized at the 96th National FFA Convention & Expo, November 1-4, 2023.

All star-rated FFA chapters receive honors made possible by corporate sponsor John Deere.

“At John Deere, we believe that FFA will grow the next generation of leaders capable of changing the world for the better,” Aaron Wetzel, vice president of production systems at John Deere, said. “Star chapters help inspire these vital leaders through their exceptional commitment to FFA’s mission, which they bring to life through inspiring agricultural education, rich career exploration, and meaningful community service.” Courtesy of Rebekah Hammett