The Goldendale FFA chapter has been recognized in the 2020 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.
Goldendale FFA’s National Chapter application was written by members: Corynn Kayser, Grace Hanning, Gwen Gilliam, Taylor Fahlenkamp, Danae Dunlap, Natalie Schroder, JT Cahill, Hannah Avila, and Elizabeth Garcia, and reviewed and submitted by FFA advisors Randi and Joshua Krieg.
The chapter received a three-star rating during judging this summer and was eligible to be selected as finalists. The Goldendale FFA’s Chapter Recruitment activity, Locker Jackets, was selected as top 10 finalist out 2,013 activities nationally. Goldendale FFA accepted its award live on television during the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct 27-29.
All star-rated FFA chapters receive honors made possible by corporate sponsor John Deere.
“Feeding some 9 billion people by mid-century brings with it unprecedented challenges for today’s farmers,” said Amy Allen, manager, 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 is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook and Twitter.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. A separately registered nonprofit organization, the foundation is governed by a board of trustees that includes the national FFA president, educators, business leaders and individual donors. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.