2019 Swansea Graduate Rucker Krasselt has been accepted as a Future Farmers of America (FFA) Degree Candidate. He will be recognized for this prestigious honor in October at the FFA National Convention, which will be held virtually this year.

There are a series of FFA degrees that a student can earn during their time in FFA. Two degrees are awarded at the local level, one at the state level, then the national level. After a student earns their state FFA degree, the only step left is the highest honor, the American FFA Degree. Less than 1% of all 760,113 FFA members earn this degree. A student must meet the following qualifications:

1) receive their state FFA degree;

2) complete the equivalent of at least 3 years of systematic secondary school instruction in an agricultural education program;

3) graduate high school at least 12 months prior to the national convention at which the degree is to be granted;

4) earn at least $10,000 and productively invested $7,500 or earn and productively invest $2,000 and work 2,250 hours in excess of scheduled class time in their SAE program.

5) participate in at least 50 hours of community service.

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