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Edmond FFA Named 2019 National Premier Chapter in Strengthening Agriculture

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 20:46:56

Edmond FFA Named 2019 National Premier Chapter in Strengthening Agriculture


Edmond FFA of Oklahoma has been named the 2019 National Premier Chapter: Strengthening Agriculture winner at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters 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.

Edmond FFA recognized the growing popularity of podcasts and wanted to use the medium to share information about various agricultural topics. They then created “Ag in the Airwaves.” Members learned skills such as script composition and editing and produced four podcasts that were featured on the chapter’s website and social media pages. The podcasts had more than 412 reactions, and all 19 members in the agricultural communications class participated.

Chapters eligible to compete for the National Premier Chapter: Strengthening Agriculture award demonstrate competency in doing innovative things or taking traditional concepts and applying a creative twist in the building communities division of the chapter’s Program of Activities. Ten three-star chapters competed in a presentation and interview process for the top honor during this year’s national convention. Edmond FFA received a plaque in an onstage ceremony during the convention’s second general session on Thursday, Oct. 31.
John Deere sponsors the National Chapter Award program.

 
As we cover the 2019 Convention- we are taking pictures in and around the 2019 National FFA Convention- click or tap here to check out the National Convention Album on FLICKR. By the way- we continue a tradition as several state officers of the Oklahoma FFA will be taking pictures for us during the course of the meeting.


Our exclusive coverage of the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis October 30- November 2 is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business - Click or tap here for their webpage. We also appreciate the support of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Click or tap here for more information about one of the top states in the US in the FFA- the Oklahoma FFA Association. FFA is a student organization for high school-aged students interested in agriculture and leadership.




   

 

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