Each year, the Ohio FFA Association honors the FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. That honor, the State FFA Degree, is bestowed upon a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence. Allison Adams, Blake Campbell and Katrina Ford were selected to join that exclusive list and were awarded the Ohio State FFA Degree at the 85th State FFA Convention in Columbus. Adams, Campbell and Ford are members of the Waterford FFA Chapter and their agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor is Matt Hartline.
To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested at least $3,000 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they start, own, or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise. Recipients must also complete 25 community service hours, as well as demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement.
Each recipient received a gold State FFA Degree Key and a certificate to commemorate the achievement.
Adams is the daughter of Richard and Valorie Adams. Campbell is the son of Joe and Bridget Campbell. Ford is the daughter of Beth Hill and Don Ford.