Carroll receives FFA degree

Brett Carroll, a member of the Meeker FFA chapter, has been selected to receive the American FFA degree. Earning the degree means Brett is one of a select group of individuals to be recognized for years of academic and professional excellence. The honor will be presented Oct. 22 at the 84th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind.
The American FFA degree recognizes demonstrated leadership ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs. To be eligible, members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise and serve 50 community service hours. Recipients must also make it their mission to demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement.
Each award recipient will receive a gold American FFA degree key and a certificate in a blue leatherette frame. Of the 523,309 FFA members nationwide, Carroll was one of only 3,240 to be recognized in 2011.