Create Your Own Legacy

Degree Program

Each degree of active membership requires commitment and a lot of hard work, but you don’t have to be a gifted student or live on a large farm or ranch to reach your goals. The FFA degree system is organized so that all FFA members, no matter where you are from, have an equal chance of obtaining each degree of membership including the highest degree of membership within the FFA, the American FFA Degree. However, you must show progress in your Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program to have a realistic chance at attaining this goal. If you are a freshman or sophomore in high school, now is the time to set your goals and create a road map on how you plan to achieve them within the FFA.

Award Application Deadlines

1 May, 2018
  • Due: Outstanding Greenhand Award- State Level
    The State FFA Outstanding Greenhand Award is open to all current Greenhand Degree recipients who have demonstrated excellence in themselves, their chapter and or the community.  There will be an opportunity for a Star Regional winner from each of the five regions across Maryland and will be recognized at the current Maryland State FFA Convention.   The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Maryland FFA Executive Director is May 1st of the current school year.  A State Star Greenhand will be announced on stage at the State Convention.  See the criteria for more information. 
  • Due: Star Greenhand, State Degree & Star; Honorary State Degree Applications
    Submit all applications to the State FFA Executive Director. The Star Greenhand and State FFA Degree application is found through the website: To be considered for a State Star Award, please designate the area to be considered on the State FFA Degree Application.  Also include the "Star Application" form from AET that will allow you to include supplemental materials.  The advisor's statement can be typed in a word document, signed by the advisor and attached to the printed application.  For the Honorary State Degree, simply use the Honorary American Degree appliation found ...more