FFA News

Local Students To Receive State FFA Degree

Tyler Avent, Heather Dawn Axtell, Logan Brakhage, Brittni Crane and Jillian Faye Spake of the Boise City FFA Chapter, have been nominated to receive the prestigious State FFA Degree, the highest degree of active membership awarded by the Oklahoma FFA Association.

The honor is bestowed upon high school senior FFA members who have demonstrated outstanding supervised agricultural experience programs and leadership activities. Only 686 of the more than 24,000 Oklahoma FFA members have advanced through the Discovery, Greenhand and Chapter Degrees to earn the state honor.

Recipients will receive their degrees during the 81st State FFA Convention held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, April 24-25.  The local agricultural education instructor(s) and FFA advisor is Jim Spake. The recipients will attend a banquet in their honor and will receive the gold state FFA degree charm and a plaque.  The degree recognition is co-sponsored by Murphy-Brown Farms, Oklahoma LP Gas Research Marketing and Safety Commission, The Craig Foundation, Warren CAT, Shawnee Milling Company, Livingston’s Machinery & Equipment, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, and the Oklahoma Career Tech Foundation.

Local Youth Named FFA District Star

Logan Brakhage of the Boise City FFA chapter has been named the Northwest District Star Farmer of the Oklahoma FFA Association and will compete as a finalist for the Stars Over Oklahoma awards to be presented at the upcoming 81st State FFA Convention, April 24-25.

Honorary State FFA Degree Bestowed On Area Resident

Mr. Steve Kraich, of Goodwell, Okla., the OSU Extension Agent - Texas Co.has been nominated to receive the Honorary State FFA Degree, Oklahoma FFA’s highest award to recognize outstanding adult support.

The Oklahoma FFA Association will award 80 Honorary State FFA Degrees to supporters during the evening general session of the 81st State FFA Convention at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City on April 24.

The degree is the highest state honorary award presented by the FFA and recognizes those who greatly contribute to the advancement of agricultural education and provide outstanding service to their local, county or state levels.

State FFA Convention - Blue Jackets Gold Standards

StillwaterMore than 10,000 Oklahoma FFA members representing 357 high school agricultural education programs are expected to attend the 81st State FFA Convention, April 24-25, at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.

This year’s convention theme is Blue Jackets Gold Standards. Just as the blue corduroy jacket is a true icon of the FFA, FFA members set the gold standard for young leaders in the Oklahoma.

 The state FFA convention is the culmination of a year’s activities for FFA members.

It is an opportunity for individual awards and recognition, delegate business, officer elections and a celebration of chapter accomplishments.  The Oklahoma FFA Foundation has raised $375,000 this year from sponsors who will provide cash awards, scholarships, plaques and honor banquets to award winners and degree recipients.  Title sponsors of the convention are Blue & Gold Sausage Company, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.

The state FFA officers, a team of eight student leaders, plan the convention and conduct the official ceremonies.