SUBLETTE — The American FFA Degree is the highest honor a FFA member can achieve. It is referred to as “the gold standard” because it is awarded to members who show the utmost dedication to their community and chapter, displayed proficient leadership abilities, and invested time into their supervised agriculture experience (SAE) totally in $10,000 earned and $7,500 productively invested, or productively invested $2,500 and worked 2,250 hours.
The Amboy FFA Chapter added two more members to their list of American Degree recipients at the 94th National FFA Convention this past October. Sublette natives and Amboy FFA Alumnae Ashley Althaus and Margaret Vaessen were the 14th and 15th members in Amboy FFA history that received this great honor. Ashley’s SAE was Agriculture Education and Grain Production and Margaret participated in the Food Service SAE and Agriculture Services SAE.
Additionally, the National FFA Convention posed a new opportunity for Margaret as well. Margaret was selected as one of the nine individuals to serve on the Nominating Committee for National FFA. There, she interviewed, observed, selected, and slated the next six National FFA Officers that will take a year off school to travel the country advocating for the FFA and agriculture industry.