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Holdrege Public Schools | June 24, 2019

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Holdrege FFA Chapter Earns National Awards

Jeff Moore
  • On August 13, 2018

National FFA Chapter Rating Announced

The FFA Chapter and members have recently learned of some awards that they will be receiving at this year’s National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Holdrege Chapter will receive a National 2 Star Chapter Award for 2017-2018 year.  The Chapter Award is based on the scope and level of activities the FFA Chapter conducts during the year. This is the tenth time the Holdrege FFA Chapter has received this level of achievement in the past eleven years. Only the top 10% of over 8,200 chapters nationally can be considered for this award with less than 7% of all Chapters earning this level of achievement.

Holdrege FFA Chapter members to Receive American FFA Degree

Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show dedication to the organization by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. That honor, the American FFA Degree, is bestowed upon individuals for years of agricultural, leadership and academic excellence. Holdrege FFA graduates Connor Knuth and Zach Temple applied for and qualified to be awarded the American FFA Degree at the 91st National FFA Convention. Thirty-eight past members of the Holdrege Chapter have earned the American FFA Degree.

2018 HHS graduate Grady Johnson earned National Gold Rating in his Proficency Area.

National FFA Proficiency Ratings

2018 Holdrege graduate and Holdrege member Grady Johnson was awarded a Gold Rating for his State winning Proficiency application in the area of Diversified Crop Production Placement. Grady’s Supervised Ag Experience Program involves working for the Family Operation, Bunker Hill Farms. Grady is involved in all areas of the crop production operation that involves over 12,000 acres of corn, wheat, soybean and field pea production. From planting preparation, irrigation, chemical application to harvest operations, Grady and Bunker Hill Farms utilize several forms of technology and data management to achieve high producing crops while conserving soil and water resources. Grady was named a State Winner in this area last spring at the State FFA Convention to qualify him for national consideration. Grady currently serves as the Nebraska State FFA Secretary for 2018-19 and is the son of Blake & Holly Johnson. Congratulations Grady!